McAfee
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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(82 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance - you know what that means :) Little work and less pay"
    in 59 reviews
  • "You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "and IDC lost it's mojo with many senior management folks moving away"
    in 14 reviews
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Can get internal opportunities to fulfill career goals, very slow process

Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsHere are some of the pros. Can be totally different in other persons experience.
Good Pay
Brand Value
Work Life Balance. Depends on the project schedule and team.
Lot of initiative to improve work environment
Opportunities to follow career aspirations

ConsNot many cons according to me but still listing some here.
Internal politics. People tend to favor long timers. Can't grow fast enough even if you have the potential.
Slow processes and higher management is less supportive in creating skill based career paths.

Advice to Senior ManagementMcAfee can improve the way we perceive expertise. Higher management should support employees to go for specialization instead of making everyone Jack of all trades.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Self motivated people will thrive anywhere

Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGreat cash incentives for filing patents/writing papers etc.

ConsFinding the time to write papers, patents and do real research is very challenging

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople who are good researchers may not be great managers & vice versa !!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tier II Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood Salary but lot of variables

ConsEverything else...Appliance support team is having hopeless work environment...no insight...no proper planning for any support team..

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do some homework before making change in support team. don't make change for the sake of change...

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

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Good Place to work if you are motivated

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros1. Good Senior leadership, free to learning anything and good team culture

ConsWork pressure only to select place, you can sit idle if you don't want to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try and get to work from all your employeed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood exposure to the network security domain, knowledge and good work are recognised and paid.

ConsNothing much. Apart from the regular processes that can be improved to achieve excellence, there is no major cons to discuss.

Advice to Senior ManagementCross functional transfers should be more inorder to promote employee growth within the company.

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

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Its Good but can be much Better.

Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsWork Culture is good.
Employees are also talented.

ConsGrowth is little slow.
They should focus more on quality and performance of their products.
Irregular Hike cycles.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more learning and Innovation opportunities.

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

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Good company to work with

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time

ProsCulture, Technology, Management Team, Motivated environment

ConsNo proper hikes or bonuses

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed regular and reliable hike cycles

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful Environment but boring work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at McAfee as an intern

ProsGreat Environment and great tech enthusiasts.
Everyone is treated equal. No internal politics.
Lot of support and encouragement from seniors.
Chance to learn current new technologies in the market.

ConsKind of boring work.
Increment is little slow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lovely place to work for

Sales Operations Analyst (Former Employee)
Banga

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

ProsProcess was good and easy to pick up....US teams are nice to work with...not the india teams

ConsManagement Sucked...too much politics and they have no idea how to set up metrics

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the process first

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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work environment did not suited my liking. The management could not handle the pressure from top & released it on junior

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Prosthe campus is good with so many other companies & other people.

Conshectic work schedule & unrealistic deadlines from manager.

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