After joining McAfee one thing that I have realized is that it isn’t the technology or the product that make a company great, it’s the people that make a successful company. People in McAfee carry deep institutional knowledge of the organization and they have extensive product, systems, and process knowledge.
It has been a great pleasure and valuable experience in working with such knowledge –driven, enthusiastic people, and for a company that takes pride in making their employees as comfortable as possible. I have had the chance to work with two of the most reputed teams in McAfee. I started my journey in this company as an intern in the Intrushield Team. This team works in the development of Network-based intrusion prevention sensor appliance that is used in prevention of day-to-day Network Attacks. Later, I was hired by another team working on endpoint security – GroupShield. It has been fun and challenging at the same time. I have been given the opportunity to use and build on my technical engineering skills from day one whilst working with a friendly and focused team of engineers.
The biggest advantage which I feel, to any graduate starting at McAfee, is the exposure and variety of work in an organized team orientated environment. If you are ready for a challenge and hoping to gain exposure to a diverse range of projects then McAfee is a great choice to begin your career.
I really enjoyed my internship at McAfee because they have a very good, detailed program for all the interns. You get a mentor, you get face time with executives, and most importantly, you get to do real work—not busywork. Plus, everyone was ALWAYS quick to offer help or advice; the culture at the office is a very generous one. McAfee has really done a great job of attracting, training, and taking care of their (hopefully) future employees.
I recently graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. I had the great opportunity of coordinating company events, training, and information sessions. Some of my responsibilities included; assisting University Recruitment with onboarding specific to IT, assigning mentors, and supervising the IT internship program. In addition, my internship experience has given me countless exposure to learning more about Information Technology and Service Management. During my internship, I attended several training sessions and earned a certification in ITIL.
As an intern, I also attended intern events hosted by University Recruitment including teambuilding and volunteer events. At McAfee, I learned the importance of effective communication, and how to be a self-starter. McAfee allows interns to be creative and offers an open avenue to suggest new ideas or processes that could potentially add value to the organization. McAfee’s internship program has also strengthened my organizational and leadership capabilities. This summer’s IT internship program has been rewarding, and I really enjoyed my experience!
I came to McAfee for my internship after completing my Hdip in Computing in Cit. From day one people in the office really helped me get up to speed with everything I needed to know. Being an Intern has made the transition from student to employee very easy.
The Cork office is a great place to work, everyone is really friendly, and is always willing to help you out in whatever way they can. While here on my Internship I have been given loads of chances to improve my knowledge and experience, which is what, makes this Internship great.
Being a global company I have had the pleasure of working with many people around the world on different projects and programs. This has been a great experience and one that really makes this job stand out.
While here at McAfee, I have seen that employee development is taken very seriously, and training is supported to help staff reach their goals. All in all McAfee is a great place to work and comes highly recommended.
The team here at McAfee includes a bunch of very talented and focused individuals who cherish the opportunity to make a difference each day and contribute to the overall success of the company.
I joined McAfee because of my interest in cryptography and system security. I was very impressed with the people I met during the interview process, and my respect for the McAfee team has increased over time. We had an awesome Induction program that made us feel McAfee is very dedicated to the training and support of new employees in their new positions while adjusting to life at a new place.
The people I get to work with are the most enjoyable part of my position. We have a diverse team with a wealth of experience who are always ready to help. With me completing a month here, I have learned, had fun, made new friends and lots more. I look forward to many more years at McAfee.
I interned in the Global Security Services team that dealt with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance for McAfee. This role required one to have knowledge about the key piece of legislation that was signed into law to regulate the Financial Markets of the US, the Information Technology skills required to implement the same, and some knowledge about Internal Audit and IT control testing. With my technology experience and business degree, I found myself fitting well into this role. I had an all-round learning about this role and earned valuable experience doing the same. I also took the opportunity to approach key people in this domain and discuss the gaps in my understanding of this domain. This internship opened my eyes to a career in governance, risk and compliance, which I was unaware of in school.
I found the top management and managers at McAfee to be very approachable and willing to spend time, even with a newly joined intern who they treated as equal to an employee working full time. I was assigned a mentor, a Senior Director here, to talk to me once a week and answer the questions I might have, and help me make the best of this opportunity. I also found the workplace to be very non-intrusive, and thereby conducive to work. McAfee has been rated as one of the best places to work in the US, and rightly so! McAfee also sponsored an ITIL v3 certification course for all the interns and this has been a good resume booster. This internship was not just about all work and no play, as they pampered us with so many presents, books, team lunches, group outings, and baseball games that I hardly recall a day that I was bored and wanted to leave office early!
I think this internship is among the best in the country, very challenging to get into, and monetarily rewarding at the same time. To me, the love for my job, not fear was a motivator to excel in my work. I recommend this opportunity to those students who are looking for a fun yet focused career development opportunity.
“My experience at McAfee and the Customer Reference team has been an incredible learning journey. It has been such a privilege to be exposed to the McAfee culture, where everyone is excited and relentless about what they do. The projects I was given had very visible results within my program area, as well as provided me with the opportunity to work with other groups across the organization. My team provided me with a lot of career coaching that has helped me grow on both a professional and personal level. With a dynamic, fast-paced role, and a great support network, I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here at McAfee.”
McAfee has provided me with knowledge I can use for a lifetime. I chose to be in the sales organization and McAfee has given me the tools and resources I need to become successful in selling. I have learned how to build relationships and how to effectively communicate with people of all backgrounds. I enjoy working at McAfee because of the culture. We work hard, play hard in a family-like, laid back atmosphere. The opportunities are endless. I started in an entry-level position and was promoted in less than a year.
First Job after the college is very crucial for any individual. This is the first step towards professional life and this is the platform where you get exposed to a new world. For me, I was very lucky to start my career with an organization like McAfee. Being a fresher you need a lot of support from your colleagues, technically as well as professionally. At McAfee I have found that one gets a lot of support from all the colleagues. It is a great learning opportunity and friendly environment.
Your Ideas and talent are recognized and valued. Flexible timing gives you an opportunity to create a perfect work-life balance. The Senior Management is approachable and receptive of new ideas. We have a lot of fun every day as we work towards achieving the organizational objectives. I feel proud to be a part of the Security Giant which secures the e-world.
In the short time I’ve been working at McAfee, I have felt really good because this organization has excellent coworkers. You are able to establish a very good working relationship and friendship with everyone you work with. This shows that McAfee is not only an organization, but a family, where everyone learns and helps each other. I appreciate very much the opportunity McAfee has given me because there’s no better place to acquire this kind of experience.
At McAfee I’ve not only gained an in-depth understanding of the security industry, but I’ve also gained invaluable leadership and business skills that have given me an edge in today’s competitive environment. Unlimited opportunity is one of the things that really differentiates McAfee as a company; it’s not just a job or just about earing money, but rather a real opportunity to build a career on your terms. McAfee also sets the bar high with its people and culture. I’ve had the opportunity to work with high-caliber, talented individuals, surrounded by a culture that values integrity, success…and fun!