CEO is smart and inspirational, but is a poor judge of character. Some of his direct reports are dopes and/or lackies.
Decisions are made in a vacuum.
Marketing is a train wreck.
McAfee is now owned by private equity, which means there are no options, RSUs, or ESPP. Employees are working for wages alone.
Because of the private equity ownage, the company's singular focus is increased revenue and decreased cost.