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McAfee Inside Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Oct 24, 2014
Updated Oct 24, 2014
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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee in June 2012.

Interview Details

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.

Interview Questions
  • 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
Negotiation Details
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.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McAfee in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Dumb managers, bad interviewing skills, terrible work place environment.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Skype interviews for candidates abroad-- and they require you to wear a suit.   View Answers (2)
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't feel comfortable during the recruitment process. Very expendable.

    Declined Offer
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at McAfee in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You should always try since you're a sales person.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did try on salary - you should in a sales role.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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