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Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
522 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 81 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Intel has great programs for work life balance, even including a Sabbatical (in 14 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Automation Developer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Test Automation Developer in Bangalore

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance.
    Good Culture.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Compensation and benefits would motivate employees.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Mixed emotions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pathetic Program Management
    No long term vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets set our vision straight and move on to be trend setters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Work Culture, Salary well Below Market Average :(

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Work 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

    Cons

    Biggest 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 ManagementAdvice

    Market correction badly needed on salary front.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyed my stint of two years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In 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;

    Cons

    In-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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should take necessary actions based on the feedback given from employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Bangalore
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Bangalore

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market is not so bad, always in the name of market, dont cut peoples hikes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Laid back India office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Difficult 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice but no quality work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try to venture into new technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Work Life Balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is very easy to maintain balance between personal life and work which is very important in life.

    Work environment and work culture are pretty good.
    Managers being technically sound helps the teams to perform better.

    Cons

    Salaries are slightly low when compared to other product based companies.

    Yearly Uprisals are not good.

    8% of the salary is dependent on the performance of the employee and the company. So many a time the employee might be getting less amount that what he could have got had the 8% hasn't been variable.However this doesn't make much difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yearly increments and salaries should be a bit higher than what they currently are.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Brilliant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Culture
    Opportunity
    Moderate Pay

    Cons

    May get boring
    Depends on team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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