McAfee Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 4 Jan 2020

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  • "Your first line manager doesn't have much visibility into upper management(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Fine place to get some cyber security experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with within the local office Good place to learn about cyber security Good work-life balance Free LaCroix and fruit CEO is genuinely a great person

    Cons

    Your first line manager doesn't have much visibility into upper management Heavily loaded with cheap, low quality offshore engineering labor, highly inefficient Heart is totally focused on maybe-IPO, will do what it takes to make this happen Upper management actually does not align to company values, even though it's posted all over the office All Life at McAfee marketing seems false once you're an employee there Slow paced

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    "It really depends on what department you work for..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some departments are very flexible in working from home. Good Benefits. Competitive Salary.

    Cons

    The culture can be very uncooperative sometimes. Tons of Project Managers, but no too much is getting accomplished. Some managers love to point finger in public or to upper management. Some bad employees are not being held accountable for their mistakes. No a very straightforward way to do things. A lot of improvising.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "No room for growth"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and the unlimited PTO were great. The opportunity to work from home was good as well. Some of my teammates were great to work with.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Unless you moved to Plano, TX. Promised a lot of good changes, but ended up being a bunch of lay offs. No true structure! Very back-stabbing kind of feeling towards the end. Upper management, didn't work well together.

  4. "Good technology company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample trading available to those wishing to pursue this on their own.

    Cons

    Salary under market value. Too many layers of upper management.

  5. Helpful (12)

    "Not what it used to be"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    - A big name on your resume. - Good 401k benefits if you're FTE. - Free fruit and beverages (other companies offer more). - Great cooks, recommend getting in good with them. That's it, could not think of anything more!

    Cons

    - Stressful due to high workloads, bad work/life balance. - Upper management uses empty lies and blind promises to keep people around. - Management constantly dumping responsibilities without extra pay. - Low starting salary, behind regional average. - As contractor with no benefits and lower pay than average, McAfee will attempt to keep you as long as possible to not go against headcount..beware. - Contractors do not get PTO, full-time employees get unlimited time off. - Auditors everywhere! As another comment noted, pushing to go IPO by private equity firm/venture capitalist resulting in a revolving door of talent and quarterly layoffs with no reasons as to why. - Faux culture: people are nice enough but lazy employees, employees treat contractors poorly, and divisive gap lodged between management. - Jobs moving abroad to places like India, American workers are not protected. - Intel destroyed this organization by putting them into debt. - Could not take time off in fear of losing job, yet a high performer. - Burn out friendly, proceed with caution.

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  6. "KDA & Senior Accountant"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Deal Analyst/Senior Accountant in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people to work and great work place due to good colleagues

    Cons

    Lot of leadership changes and politics in upper management

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    "Decent company with Ups and Downs"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Team members all pitched in and helped each other.

    Cons

    Upper management did not really understand how certain parts of the business worked.

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    McAfee Response

    May 4, 2018HR Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Our employees are the heart of our company and we will make sure your feedback is properly relayed. We do wish you the best in your future endeavors.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Company still trying to catch viruses"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work from home I made many friends there, but culture doesn't exist Ping Pong Cafeteria

    Cons

    Weak raises; were 50% less than the cost of living increase Confusing leadership Repeats history due to high attrition in upper management Stocks were frozen by SEC most of the time I was forced to switch from Kaiser and change all my families Dr's and procedures and then they laid me off 3 months later They only pay 1/3 of the severance McAFee, Inc and Intel paid.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Execs are out of touch"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, benefits, and pay.

    Cons

    High expectations and not enough (human) resources to deliver. Very high level of attrition. Upper management is out of touch.

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  10. "Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team and good work. Work life balance Door by cab service

    Cons

    Confusion about future work. Lot of politics by upper management

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