Americas People

Name : Chatelle
Job title : Compensation Analyst
Location : Texas

“From HR Generalist to HR Business Partner to Compensation Professional with McAfee, my career history to date has been both interesting and varied. And who knows what the future could hold, because if you're willing to put in the work here, there are plenty of growth opportunities to choose from.

This is a fast paced environment filled with great people and a strong commitment to work-life balance. In the 2 years I've been here I believe that you just need to be smart, innovative, thorough and customer-focussed in order to enjoy it.”

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Name : Dave
Job title : Programmer
Location : California

“I have primarily been a back-end developer up until now, working on database and middleware systems for various companies. I wouldn't classify myself as a "security expert" although I have worked on security products for the last 8 years. And despite only joining a couple of months ago, I can see myself working for McAfee for many years to come.

From my very limited experience with the company, McAfee seems to value its employees and is interested in seeing them better themselves, and thereby make better products for the company. This is not a commonly held view by other companies that I have worked for and makes a refreshing change!

It is a great place to work if you like being a member of an intelligent, goal-oriented team. We have a lot of freedom to design, discuss, prototype, make bad decisions and then correct them. There isn't a lot of stress (yet). I believe value is placed on intelligence, flexibility and the ability to self-start.”

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Name : Ellen
Job title : SOX, PMO
Location : Texas

“I started as an auditor – 9 years in public accounting. Then I went to work for a large public company in their SEC reporting/US GAAP consulting group. I was there for 6 years. I left there to become a consultant with a small firm... I thought I would be working at numerous clients, but I was at McAfee the entire time, just over 2 years – working on several different projects. Now I'm a SOX project manager at McAfee.

There are some great people at McAfee. Since I worked here as a consultant first, I got to know the managers and staff in several different departments. I really enjoyed working with them. With that experience in mind, I decided to take a permanent position here when it became available. Since joining, I have seen numerous people promoted and some people have transferred to other departments to broaden their careers. I do believe there is growth potential here.

It's a fast-paced environment. You need to be diligent and motivated. I'm very happy though as I'm working for the best manager I've ever had. She's really motivational and helpful. She always lets us know where we stand as far as our performance is concerned and helps us understand what the priorities are so we can most efficiently balance our workloads.”

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Name : Jeff
Job title : Engineering Services Manager
Location : Oregon

“I began my career as a QA Engineer and did that role for about one year testing NetShield for NetWare and VirusScan. Then I was promoted to Engineering Services Manager, managing a team of one. I've since been given lots more areas to manage and currently have a team of eight. My team handles everything from the Engineering network infrastructure to the internal product build process (the CM team) to internal applications (Bugzilla, Twiki, etc.) to the product install team where we develop all the installers for the products at this site.

I've been here 6 years and the company definitely helps employees achieve their career ambitions. This is demonstrated in the QA organization with five of its managers having come from the QA line staff. There are definite opportunities for career advancement here if you're a team player, self-motivated and creative.”

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Name : Marlana
Job title : Senior Executive Administrator
Location : Oregon

“I work in office admin, supporting 3 VP's plus facilities in Beaverton. I'm also in charge of the security here in Beaverton and help to support everyone in this office. I'm the person you see when you walk into the building. My office is in the lobby area right outside the office of VP of Product Developments, who I mainly provide support to. My job is fun and has new challenges everyday.

There is plenty of opportunity for career progression here. It all depends on how hard you work and how much you want it. After 5 years I believe that the best things about working here are the cool products we make, communication and good morale.”

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Name : Sam
Job title : Sales Representative
Location : Texas

“After 19 years at IBM, I came to McAfee with no experience of selling software, but I was familiar with the long sales cycle on high dollar hardware and service products. I began here in the first new hire boot-camp in June of '04 along with 20 other people. The boot-camp is now part of the normal training process.

I was first assigned to sales of the Intrusion Prevention (IPS) product line, selling to corporate customers with over 1,000 employees. After 9 months, I moved to the anti-virus (AV) software product line selling to Government, Hospital, and Education (GHE) accounts in an eight state region. At the beginning of January '07, I began selling the IPS and AV product lines to GHE customers in a five state area, with emphasis on the new product suites.

McAfee as a company is well positioned in the information systems security industry, an industry that is gaining importance and attention in the business community worldwide. The product line is currently very strong, getting stronger in the near future, and is well respected by our customers and competitors. The pay is comparable, and the benefits package is excellent.

Because of McAfee's growth and the fact that McAfee has purchased four or five companies in the past year, the company's sales, technical, administration, and marketing organizations are consistently in need of qualified candidates. With this constant growth, the possibility for advancement is present throughout the company. If you are interested in moving inside the company, you are encouraged to apply. The company has a large library of training programs available in a wide variety of subjects that can help an employee grow in terms of their job skills.

The entire team I work with is made up of very high quality people. They make the job fun and entertaining. And to illustrate how to succeed here, you need to be adaptable, diligent, have integrity and be intelligent and proactive.”

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Name : Stuart
Job title : QA manager
Location : Oregon

“I joined McAfee 6 months ago and it's my 5th professional engagement in just under 20 years. That said, I don't take changing jobs lightly. I've worked for a small mom and pop shop, an established fortune 500 company, a dot com start-up, and Nike. I need to be in an organization that sells software as their core business. I enjoy working hard, along side my teammates and the satisfaction that comes with a job well done.

The best things so far about working here are that you get paid for performance, management is intelligent and fair, the work is exciting, it's a global company and we don't tolerate slackers! I believe you will succeed here if you are motivated and willing to learn. And that as a global company that recognizes and rewards those who perform, McAfee provides the foundation from which a career can really accelerate.”

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Name : Tracy
Job title : Purchasing Operations Manager
Location : Texas

“I started at McAfee 8 years ago in the mailroom of the Dallas office. And through flexibility, dedication, and determination, I have made it up the ranks to become the World Wide Purchasing Operations manager for all of Indirect Procurement here at McAfee Inc.

Good people and good benefits at a growing company. Opportunities are everywhere at McAfee. You just have to take them. For example, McAfee offers online training to all employees in order to expand their knowledge and job skills, as well as posting career openings online internally. My time here has been both rewarding and challenging and I am looking forward to at least another 8 years if not more of the same.”

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Name : Jeff
Job title : Director of Product Marketing
Location : California

“Security is hot. And our organization consists of people with a wealth of security expertise, extensive go to market experience, and "can do" attitudes. I might have only been here 3 months, but I can tell already – I'm going to like it.

Enterprises, Consultants, Systems Integrators and technology vendors are all looking to invest with security providers that can deliver comprehensive integrated solutions – solutions that point vendors can't match. I'd certainly encourage work here.

My career history to date is as a global marketing executive with 8+ years of security software and services experience. I also have 20+ years in product marketing and strategy, alliances, and product management. And I'd say to succeed in a career here, you need to be a smart, self-motivated team player.”

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Name : Donna
Job title : NA Support Tech Sup B
Location : Texas

“I've been here 18 months now and really feel it's a great place to learn the ropes about security. Teammates are more than willing to help each other out and we've a great manager too.

Previously I worked for a small software company, before moving to EDS in a desktop support role. I then moved into LAN deployment and earned my CAN and MCSE, before moving into engineering where I earned my CCNA and mastered MS Exchange 4.0 through 5.5. Next I went to alliance data, where I was an Exchange administrator for 5 years, where I dealt with security, domain consolidation, acquisitions to AD and Exch 2003. And after passing my Exchange 200 and 2003 exams I moved to McAfee to concentrate on security.

This is a great place to work. There are plenty of development opportunities providing you are willing to continue learning and growing technically. I think the qualities needed to progress include the ability to deal with ambiguity, troubleshooting skills, the sharing of knowledge and a belief in good customer service.”

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Name : Alex
Job title : NA Support Tech Sup B
Location : Texas

“I achieved my Bachelors degree in CS in 1997 and worked as a programmer for 6 months, before working in tech support for Microsoft, through software spectrum, for 2 years. Then I joined McAfee.

7 years later, the culture of teamwork and willingness to help each other is what I really love about the place. I'd certainly recommend other people to join us because the atmosphere's great and so is the learning experience.

You should join us if you're hard working, inquisitive, and as good at listening as you are at troubleshooting.”

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Name : Melissa
Job title : HR Support
Location : Texas

“It's been a real challenge since joining in August 2007, but the family atmosphere at McAfee makes coming to work in the mornings easy!

You really do get the chance to be involved in everything and this makes you feel part of a great team. Ultimately, when I leave at the end of the day, I know I've made a difference in someone's life.

There's terrific support here too. Tuition reimbursement means you can broaden your knowledge and move up the career ladder. They'll give you set goals to work towards, which makes employees focus a little harder on what they do and take pride in it.”

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Name : Alan
Job title : Tier III Support
Location : Texas

“I've been working at McAfee for just over 10 years now. It's a great place to work. The range of people, the variety of work and the number of sites we have across the globe has given me so many opportunities on both a professional and personal level.

Everything we do revolves around our customers and our people. More than anything, you need to be driven, focused and willing to learn. I've had great support all the time I've been here, from when I started out just answering calls about viruses to my recent management roles in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and now in the US.

One thing that stood out for me is when I moved from the UK to the US. McAfee made it all really simple, from the move itself to all the processes and paperwork. Since living in the US, McAfee has sponsored me for a permanent Green Card and the range of opportunities I've enjoyed has been truly life changing.”

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Name : Michael
Job title : Inside Channel Account Manager
Location : Texas

“After five years with McAfee, I can honestly say there's never been a dull moment. We have great camaraderie between the channel account managers and our partners, both in and out of work. McAfee employees are a very talented group of people – flexible, self sufficient, dependable, personable and motivated – who truly care about the success of their partners and the company itself. McAfee's cutting-edge innovation and commitment to change puts us in a good position too, unlike many other companies in our industry.”

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