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McAfee Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 452 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(94 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood work and develop environment is good and proper training

    ConsPay scale needs to be little higher

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more projects and have good payscale

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    Good Work Life Balance

    Test Automation Developer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood Work Life Balance.
    Good Culture.

    ConsIncrements are not at par with peer companies.
    Not much to learn.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter Compensation and benefits would motivate employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Laid back India office

    Technical Lead (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsWork life balance - you know what that means :) Little work and less pay.
    Achieve your MBO goals, earn your bonus and be happy.

    ConsDifficult to motivate yourself when everyone around you is so laid back. There is no motivation for anyone to achieve anything other than their MBO goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is not just about making policies and setting goals. Unless employees are passionate about what they do and take pride in their work, engagement levels will always be low.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed emotions

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat work place
    Good benefits
    Good place for strong technical professionals.

    ConsPathetic Program Management
    No long term vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementLets set our vision straight and move on to be trend setters

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyed my stint of two years

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsIn retrospective, i felt McAfee was better than the companies where i worked later.
    It provides:
    Good Work-life balance;
    Employee friendly policies;
    Approachable HR and Finance team;
    Will get to learn security domain and various security products;
    Great career prospects, if you are a tester;
    Decent pay;
    Will depend on how you utilize the opportunities you get here;

    ConsIn-house framework;
    Yearly lay-off;
    Mostly a testing factory;
    Stagnant growth;
    Pay cycle is messed up;
    Favoritism and politics are there just like any other place;
    Slowly but surely is being a service company;
    You will see some people climb the ladder pretty fast while others languish;

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the pay cycle
    Improve the work place
    Travel opportunities and incentives will motivate employees when pay is stagnant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Work Culture, Salary well Below Market Average :(

    Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsWork Culture is Amazing and have seen very less politics in my team but again this might differ from team to team.
    Flexi-timing and Work from home option is offered which is very useful for those having young families.
    Work Life Balance is also well maintained.
    Management is spending on team bonding activities

    ConsBiggest drawback is that current Salaries are almost 20% less compared to what batch-mates are earning at other places. Doesn't make sense to continue for tenured employees especially after recent hikes given

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarket correction badly needed on salary front.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    started career in this and is good place to work for.

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsWill get a chance to learn and work with new technologies.
    Work culture is good and flexible timings

    ConsDon't expect much from compensation & benefits.
    Team politics will be there like in any other company.

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement should take necessary actions based on the feedback given from employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place

    QA Lead (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood work.
    Good work life balance.
    No micro management, flexible timings.

    ConsSince intel acquired, McAfee is not able to spend money on its employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarket is not so bad, always in the name of market, dont cut peoples hikes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a Good company for freshers and starters, Will be good for techie ppl, if u r into good product,

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsDecent Pay
    Balanced Work Life
    Work Flexibility
    Good Communication Process
    Work Culture is cool

    ConsNo Good work
    Less Job Security
    Learning Process is slow
    Less Hike
    Management is sick
    Less Career Growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take a stable decisions..
    Consider employees too, can't afford employees for the company..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice but no quality work

    Software QA Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood work life balance

    ConsThis highly depends on the team you work for (McAfee India). But some of the teams, specially the ones responsible for old products are stagnant in term of the quality of the work. No one in the team wont take any risk by venturing to new technologies. Some of the people who are working in the Bangalore office for more then 5 years don't know anything about the actual work. This is specially true for the QA teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to venture into new technologies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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