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McAfee Santa Clara Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company environment with a good work / life balance (in 141 reviews)

  • Great work environment, very collaborative (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant Issue with work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Sub par engineers, sub par junior/middle managers, sub par senior management (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, very collaborative. Growing enthusiasm as we move on with TPG and keep ties with Intel. Can't wait until 2017.

    Cons

    Some staff too tenured and out of touch with current day practices. Not often but find these seasoned employees to be robotic about process, limits theirs and teams around them to grow.


  2. "This is a company in transition"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many years of experience in the security space

    Cons

    McAfee's business has 2 main focuses: it's consumer business and it's enterprise/goverment business. I have been in the consumer side of the world for my entire tenure at McAfee. My comments only apply to the consumer side. I don't know what is happening in the enterprise side of things.

    McAfee is in the process of spinning out of Intel and becoming a private company in April 2017. Unfortunately, management on the consumer side is burning any good will it had with its employees. It makes promises of no layoffs and then turns around and lays off a bunch of people. Many long term employees have been laid off. Everyone I talk to is waiting for the other shoe to drop. The other question that I keep hearing is whether there will be enough critical mass for the new company to survive.

    It's very sad.


  3. "Software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn security stuffs, manager is friendly, good environment in the team.

    Cons

    Too many Indians work there. No diversity and politics ruined engineering.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sub-par by Silicon Valley standards"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    So much is broken, that there is room to fix something - anything - and shine.

    Cons

    Sub par engineers, sub par junior/middle managers, sub par senior management.
    Sub par salary. Sub par work. Sub par benefits.
    Antiquated products. Behind the curve customers.
    No one seems to care.
    It's cute that they are headquartered in Silicon Valley. They are oblivious to silicon valley ethos.

    Advice to Management

    Keep milking the cash cow until you can. There are just so many things that are wrong, that It's unlikely you'll be able to turn this around.


  6. "Average Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Database Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Good domain.

    Cons

    It lacks the momentum .

    Advice to Management

    needs innovation.


  7. "UI Developer"

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    Current Employee - UI Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - UI Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company
    Great culture
    Work life balance
    No politics

    Cons

    Not much
    Growth opportunities
    New innovations

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. "Working in great environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Contracts Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Contracts Specialist in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work from home, support of all employees, great incentives, profit sharing , great insurance.

    Cons

    to many reports to be done


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, easy going, a little lost"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Open work culture
    - Smart people
    - Flexibility in the work that needs to be done

    Cons

    - Lack of vision
    - Processes are too cumbersome, and can be a hinderence

    Advice to Management

    Know where we are headed, and let it be know!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "McAfee/Intel culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diverse culture, can benefit learning from others.

    Cons

    Has rigid structure within certain areas.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees do their jobs without day to day intervention.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Move on"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    An interesting and necessary business category in today's society.

    Cons

    Lack of direction as Intel Security, don't feel like the company is committed to the business. Sr. Management not cohesive, looking out for themselves or looking to leave the company. Unclear as to the connection between Intel and McAfee. There's a reason they are looking to sell the division.

    Advice to Management

    Best to sell the division and divest of the association.



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