McAfee Reviews

Updated 6 September 2014
Updated 6 September 2014
479 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs (in 67 reviews)

  • You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    tech lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible timing, brand value, work life balance

    Cons

    salary not good comparatively, single digit or no hikes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    pathetic company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good work life balance

    Cons

    1. Hike cycle gets delayed every time.
    2. Management doesn't communicate clearly about anything
    3. Environment is frustrating. people are shuffled here and there for no reason
    4. You don't know the value of your work
    5. Very conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage the junior employee and communicate the things clearly.

  3.  

    This would almost be the last company you might join, you can not change after

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary paid on 25th of every month

    Cons

    1. Worst HR/Finance Dept, No help can be expected. Its like you are talking to Government employees if you go to them.
    2. No work life balance
    3. Every achievement of yours will have more negative comments than positives. you would be made to feel its not achievement but a home-excersise
    4. Full of politics with players inter dependent on each others, so no way a change can be expected.
    5. This review specific to Mac Linux Team
    6. Title is to tell you that, you would become dumb and can never be able to change job.
    7. More problems you have out side, more they would utilise opportunity to get extra work from you.
    8. Team satisfaction ratings always below normal in annual survey

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take my voice survey results seriously

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worst company of my career, worse than any Indian company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Right now nothing, they are doing very bad as a product company.

    Cons

    - Poor management.
    - Fowl cry for revenue and money.
    - Generate money from employee's leave.
    - No salary increment cycle, people have not got hike for last 2 years.
    - Now job safety is not there as they fire very frequently.
    - Tons of politics.
    - Crappy managers, completely waste who knows buttering and politics.
    - Now can go to any extent to save money.
    - No career growth.
    - No learning, so you will be paralyzed from career front after some spending some time here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up before it gets worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad Managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The number of managers is way to many

    Cons

    Don't have any management skills. Looking to blame people or other groups instead of fixing problem. It management is the worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Avoid like the plague

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There's a gym on-site and a decent cafeteria. They have really fast internet access in the office.

    Cons

    Systems are just archaic: BI and data are a joke: wireless internet access is a mess inside building; dunces are in mid-level mgmt and up positions. No one is empowered to make decisions that are new and breakthrough. It's just an awful place to be. Don't do it. This is a declining business. Security might be "hot" but not this company. If you're interviewing ask the hiring mgrs how much has the company invested in innovation and research? All the profits go into sales. The "president" is a geriatric man that's completely out of touch with accounts, industry, technology. He thinks he can BS his way in anything. Hey, it's worked so far--only thing is the market has changed. No women in any meaningful positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 50%+ of your directors, senior directors, VPs and C-staff.
    Hire new talent external to the company.
    Hire some executive women--no not executive admins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Was once great is now not

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great health benefits and some social activities Non management is great very nice people who stick together.

    Cons

    Health Benefits and social activities cover the fact that their management structure is terrible. They are a fight or flight company if you are not doing well get out training may help but human understanding is thrown out the window.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to stop micro managing your employees and start seeing them as people not numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wasted too much of my career here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    McAfee will hire anyone for inside sales positions even if you have no experience. You can come here, get experience and then leave for one of the competitors nearby and make a lot more money. If you do a really average to poor job at McAfee they'll promote you to management.

    Cons

    Terrible inside sales management team. They are just a joke and most sit around a better part of the day joking around with each other, not working, not helping and being another obstacle to hurdle while you try to make your unrealistic quota. We have people hired to be sales mentors and coaches and all they do is talk about football and rock bands all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intel you should take a hard look at what's going on in Plano with your inside sales teams. It's crazy to me that it has been allowed to go on like this for so long, even with so many poor reviews posted. There is a reason McAfee has become a people machine with high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't believe what you hear!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Vision and companies future is bright.

    Cons

    Poor Sales Leadership. I've been in the company for a year and the management team of the sales organisation is extremely poor and lack respect. They forget we people are human and not robot number crunching spare parts. I believe some leadership training will help with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attend people management and effective leadership courses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Negative environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits and smart people

    Cons

    An "eat your young" environment has gradually taken over since the Intel acquisition. It's become completely non supportive and an aggressively negative place to be. Lots of pressure from Intel on new products has created a constant sense of panic that results in poor behavior at the leadership level. Complete mismanagement of headcount quarter to quarter persists and results in a persistent hire-then fire process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of bullying managers from the top down. They are slowly poisoning the culture. With so much opportunity in high tech A players are unlikely to stick around for the abuse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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