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Dedicated Security Company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

Pros

1. Dedicated security company if you are from information security this is the place to be in.
2. Excellent compensation package with benefits
3. Nice Healthcare plan.
4. Gym in the building makes it easier for you to exercise

Cons

1. Very huge , if you are from startup you might get lost.
2. Lacks agility and slow to adopt new processes or technology as well as slow to adapt in the changing market.
3. Innovation is bought.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Empower employees and make them feel how they are creating an impact in important initiatives.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good.

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people; good atmosphere; good work/life balance

    Cons

    Less innovation; less excitement when compared to a startup or a public company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve morale - get people excited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The good, the bad, the ugly...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting problems.
    Good pay.
    Great benefits.
    Good people

    Cons

    Over-metricized, everything is a number - you, too!
    Leadership is spotty, product management is abysmal.
    Takes forever to get anything done.
    Very top-down driven.
    Periodic layoffs based on arbitrary numbers pushed down from Intel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because something is made a web-app doesn't mean it's an improvement over the old process.
    Let process improvement flow from the bottom up.
    Make decisions more quickly, because it doesn't appear that taking much time is letting you make better ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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