Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at McAfee
- Software Engineer (10)
- Senior Software Engineer (10)
- Senior Software Development Engineer (8)
- Software Development Engineer (7)
- Inside Sales Representative (7)
- Software QA Engineer (6)
- Software Developer (5)
- Intern (5)
- Software Development Engineer In Test (4)
- Manager (4)
- Lead Development Representative (4)
- Engineering (3)
- Senior Software QA Engineer (3)
- Associate Software Engineer (3)
- Marketing Manager (3)
- Graduate Software Engineer (2)
- Summer Intern (2)
- Sales Engineer (2)
- Project Manager (2)
- Senior Product Manager (2)
- Technical Lead (2)
- Associate Software Dev Engineer (2)
- Program Manager (2)
- Principal Engineer (2)
- Database Administrator (1)
- Sourcing Manager (1)
- Human Resources (1)
- Business Analyst (1)
- Cloud Engineering (1)
- Insides Sales Account Manager Corporate (1)
Inside Sales Representative Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in June 2012.
HR Sales Recruiter had an intro level conversation over the phone with me however, weren't very familiar with the details of the position or company. Following our 10min call I was told she'd schedule a meeting with the Hiring Manager (boss to be) however, after 10 business days with no communication I was forced to follow up with the recruiter whom returned my email 24hrs later with an apology, saying she'd take immediate care of it. 5 Business days later with no communication I followed up with the recruiter again and was successful with scheduling the phone interview with the Hiring Manager. This call was on track with expectation, gathering an understanding of the role/company and what the next steps would be. Within 7 days I had a face to face interview with the hiring manager and regional director, receiving an offer letter shortly after.
- I've personally been in the space for some time so there were no questions that I had trouble with however, no questions were technical. Everything revolved around my approach with a sales cycle, how I felt about calling into new customers, cold calls, calling executives, etc.. Answer Question
They initial offer letter was below my expectation so I came back, roughly 15% higher and we met in the middle. Negotiating was very easy and expected from the company.
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Inside Sales Representative InterviewDeclined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in April 2012.
What a joke, the "sales manager" who interviewed me was a complete moron. They must have googled for obscure interview questions and had no idea what they were asking me for because I asked them to clarify some of thier questions and they stared at me blankly... Sell me this pencil? Really? 1985 called and they want their interviewing tactics back. Offer received and offer declined. No thanks... I wasn't a fan of thier office layout anyway, terrible cube/pod layout. No privacy or professionalism there and the pay package wasn't competitive.
Reasons for Declining
Dumb managers, bad interviewing skills, terrible work place environment.
Inside Sales Representative InterviewDeclined Offer
Very standard interview questions and process. They ask you what makes you a good sales person, and what your track record is. Where you see yourself in the future. Some standard questions about your general level of IT knowledge. McAfee finds itself very interesting, so they ask you tons of questions about McAfee itself.
- Skype interviews for candidates abroad-- and they require you to wear a suit. 2 Answers
Reasons for Declining
Didn't feel comfortable during the recruitment process. Very expendable.
Inside Sales Representative InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took a week – interviewed at McAfee in November 2011.
Phone interview with Talent Acquisition team followed by a phone interview with a hiring manager a few days later. Both focused on why I wanted to work for McAfee and what skill sets I would bring to the table. FYI, research the company before you start interviewing so you can speak intelligently to the position you're seeking. The face to face interview's where conducted on the same day the following week and an offer was made a week or so after that.
You should always try since you're a sales person.
Inside Sales Representative InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at McAfee in November 2009.
First discussed with Recruitment Agency. First interview with company recruiter to go through career history, why you want to work for McAfee (do your company prep). Second/Third interview was back to back with 2 senior managers, one global and one national. (def have company prep at hand). Fourth interview was with face to face in office with 2 senior managers. Also between 2nd and 4th interviews I had to do an online intelligence test. At the face to face (fourth interview) I was offered the position.
- How are your networking skills? 1 Answer
I did try on salary - you should in a sales role.
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