McAfee: Device-to-Cloud Cybersecurity

About: McAfee is a global computer security software company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, founded in 1987, with over 6,000 employees across 40 countries.

Location: Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with more than 50 offices all over the world.

Security-first mission driven culture

At McAfee, embedding a security-first mindset into all our employees is of utmost importance. When a new employee starts at McAfee they sign a ‘Security Pledge’ which states “I dedicate myself to keeping the world safe from cyber threats…to protect the safety of our families, our communities, and our nations.”

Security is the essence of everything we do and so our priority is to ensure our teams have the knowledge and resources to make good business decisions. We are relentless at building a security-conscious workforce by driving awareness across the broad and empowering every employee to see themselves as the first point of defence in keeping our customers safe. 

Together Is Power solidifies our cybersecurity culture, we believe that no one can fight cybercrime and threats alone. It defines our beliefs and exemplifies the value we place on our greatest assets, which are our employees.

Our culture drives action which is testament to the fact McAfee was the first cybersecurity company to achieve global gender parity in 2019. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we stand for. We make sure our teams receive executive leadership that’s accessible, approachable, and transparent. 

Work-life balance at McAfee

We have a serious commitment to having fun with things like celebrations and family-first opportunities, kids at work days, office scooters, and our PAW Program that allows you to bring your dog to work.

McAfee fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace where you can innovate, grow, and make an impact on the communities we serve.

Our social committee has been supporting our employees during the work from home situation through sending our Uber-Eats vouchers, hampers, and cakes to our workforce across Asia Pacific. We have a good handle on the way our employees work to ensure their health and wellbeing are prioritised. 

Playing to win: Working at McAfee

The values that guide us are ingrained in everything we do and every decision we make. My team is responsible for driving the highest growth areas of our portfolio in cloud security and ‘achieving excellence with speed and agility’ is central to our working style.

Another key value is ‘playing to win’ and ‘customer at the core.’ While new business is the lifeblood of the business, it is equally important to ensure our customers are successful and using our platform to give them visibility and control over the cyber-risks.

The diversity within our team is reflective of a high-functioning group of progressive-problem solvers who exhibit innovation and creativity.

Because of our vested interest in driving diversity, we constantly strive for inclusive approaches to teamwork and forge relationships that matter. I work in a driven and energised environment where collaborative teams are full of new ideas to creatively redefine cybersecurity solutions.

McAfee’s company core values

Achieving excellence with speed and agility

Placing  the customer at the core

We play to win or we don’t play

Innovating without fear

Practicing inclusive candour and transparency

We are committed to creating a culture that embraces and celebrates differences. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do and the power of working together is to create a culture where all voices are valued. To solve tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges, achieving diversity within security teams is essential to filling the cybersecurity talent gap.

These values are instilled in my day-to-day life where I engage with people from all walks of life as we foster a workplace that embraces individuality, encourages different perspectives and welcomes a range of experiences to drive innovation.

With inclusion a part of our company goals, I am passionate about bringing in talents from disadvantaged groups into the cybersecurity industry.

For example, neurodiversity is one pillar of our key focuses when striving for inclusivity. To ensure our industry taps into a pool of diverse talent, I am passionate about providing equal opportunity where neuro-diverse people are supported and celebrated the workplace.

The cybersecurity industry should be tapping into a pool of diverse talent that includes non-neuro typical candidates who can bring valuable skills to a sector that’s suffering a significant shortage. 

I attribute McAfee’s value of inclusivity and diversity to help me broaden my horizons and be endlessly inspired by meaningful change.

Employee benefits at McAfee

We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone at McAfee to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We offer a variety of social programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits to all of our employees. This includes:

  • Comprehensive health insurance and wellness programs
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Support for community involvement
  • Continuing education opportunities like online courses and training through McAfee university, plus tuition reimbursement
  • With our Global Community Service Day, Online Safety for Kids program and more, you are empowered to make a difference
  • Ride around on scooters, bring your pup to work on Friday, and get involved with our employee-run communities
  • Initiatives like our WISE – Women In Security social club (open to women and men), to encourage gender diversity in cybersecurity

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