McAfee Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 23 Jul 2020

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  1. "Good place to work with talent people and poor management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Architect in Cork
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people Work life balance Learning environment Industry leading products

    Cons

    Poor management such as no idea what they will be building or running Reluctant to positive change No incentive or career progression opportunity

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place to start IT sales, seasoned professionals stay away"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    - Absolutely no vision and strategy changes with the wind - Management is mostly a glorified excel sheet and mostly cares about holding their jobs, not about actually building and improving the organization - Selling a extremely technical solution requires technical knowledge but this aspects seems to be completely overlooked and the training focus is on trivial stuff - Getting anything internal done requires a lot of time and effort since there are no processes in place - Most of the best talent has left in the past couple of years so there has been a massive loss of institutional knowledge - Compensation model does not reflect the reality The culture itself feels like a cult. You are being told day in day out how McAfee is the number 1 cyber sec company in the world but the reality is something completely different. You are supposed to drink the Kool-aid, not bring up any lagging or negative aspects of the company. Start following the company around the web and you'll notice how most of the marketing revolves around how the CEO has been nominated by some obscure website as the "most innovative leader" and yet the company is falling apart.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities are there, but the work environment is horrible"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    - Good job opportunities outside Cork - Solid strategy and execution (so far) - Financial power of Intel Corp

    Cons

    - Low pay - Massive sales floor is akin to a chicken farm and the noise level / office climate is dreadful - Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with very good work and life balance"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Mahon
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work / Life Balance. Nice career opportunities Open culture Freedom

    Cons

    No fringe benefits offered at work place.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for if you are technology oriented"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Data Scientist in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Lot of talented people to learn from. Freedom to explore multiple technologies 2. Good salary, yearly hike n benefits 3. Good career growth & work life balance

    Cons

    1. Not yet public listed so no stock options 2. Perks could be better

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  6. "McAfee India Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Work Life Balance 2) Great Work Environment 3) Friendly Coworkers 4) Skill Development 5) Timely Events n Activities

    Cons

    Nothing as such, bit less compensation in IT (Technology Services) BU as compared to other BUs.

  7. "INCOMPARABLE WORK LIFE BALANCE"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your leaders listen to you Amazing work life balance Always ready to take in new technology

    Cons

    work is a little slow due to processes in place.

  8. "Terrible raises, upper management treats employees like children"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Decent starting salary - Essentially guaranteed bonus program - RRSP matching - Work/life balance is generally quite good

    Cons

    - Huge amounts of bureaucracy - Management consistently pretends bad news is good news - "Values" are for show and not actually practiced, especially by management (inclusive candour and transparency especially) - Compensation increases are horrible and barely match inflation, large raises are usually only provided when threatening to leave - Bonus structure incentivizes joining the worst-performing team as bonus structure is given on a per-team basis, so in order to get a bigger bonus you need to perform better relative to your peers - Zero consultation of rank-and-file employees when large policy changes regarding benefits are made

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  9. "A decent company if you are in the right team"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Comprehensive medical insurance - Free yearly health check up facility for employee and one family member - Work life balance - Free cabs and metro feeder service - Work from home flexibility in some genuine cases

    Cons

    - Redundant work and no new learning opportunities - Unfair appraisal process - mainly depends on your relationship with manager and not on performance - No appreciation for hard working individuals - Inexperienced managers make wrong decisions and take no ownership of mistakes - HR has no say on behaviour or ethics of manager, in fact managers can flout HR policies at their will and there will be no questions asked by HR - Inclusive environment is promoted by the company but not followed by all teams

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth spending your time here"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, flexible and good work-life balance

    Cons

    If you are joining the consumer BU, it is ok. Don't join enterprise, cloud BU. Better to invest your time to find another good company even if it takes some extra time.

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