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Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    Received an initial call from a recruiter against my application, but the recruiter had the wrong position in front of him at first. Once that was clarified, he said the hiring manager was really interested in my resume. He set-up a phone screen which went well, and then he set up four further phone screens with other managers for a total of five interviews. All of these went well, but then I heard nothing back at all. I sent an inquiry email to the recruiter about three weeks later—heard nothing. I sent another one a couple of months later and heard nothing back again. Because the recruiter scheduled two of the phone screens incorrectly and had trouble with time zones, I'm guessing he lost track of me at some point. To not hear anything after two pleasant notes, however, is just rude and there's no other word for it, especially after taking the time to do five phone interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a situation where two different groups needed your work but you had limited resources and you couldn't satisfy both?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Tier I Support Technician Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at McAfee in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    They literally walked me into a dark room with four lights. I wish I were making that up.

    The chair they had me sit in was half-broken so I couldn't lean back in it, and the three of them (two junior techs and an older senior tech or shift manager) took turns questioning me and posing extremely vague situations.

    One that I remember was "You deploy an update to Windows for 100 workstations over the weekend starting on Friday, Sunday you checked to see how it went and noticed 1 workstation didn't get the patch, what do you do?"

    That question had so much information missing that literally all I could say was "without any more information, I'd need to determine what made that one workstation different. Did the user shut it down before they left for the weekend? Did their office lose power? Is that machine even on the Active Directory OU?"

    After several such questions they said they needed to step out into the hall to confer and to sit tight.

    Another 15 minutes passes and a fourth guy who I'd never seen before walked in, introduced himself by first and last name (but not job title/responsibility, so I had no clue what he did, but evidently he was the final decisionmaker regarding hire/no hire), and then sat down to spend about 30 more minutes finding several different ways to express the importance of being on time.

    I was 45 minutes early to the interview, and I'm a veteran. You guys have no idea what on time means. Seriously. :|

    And here this guy is treating me, a 29 year old vet with plenty of tech experience, like I'm applying for a job at McDonald's.

    Of course I smiled and nodded but inside I was thinking: are you freaking kidding me?

    Afterwards, they said they'd be in touch and we shook hands, I thanked them for their time and got the heck out of there.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of grilling on individual port numbers and the OSI model. Does anybody remember that stuff by heart without having to consult a reference? Anyone? Bueller?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online but called for a different postion. But bad experirnce.Two times the hiring manager missed the phone call. and twice rescheduled on site interview at the last minute.

    Interview Questions
    • Very good Interview. Only questions pertaining to the job .   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at McAfee in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Took a while to get a responds from my application. Interview questions were strange.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior UI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at McAfee in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    don't remember when I applied to this position. And someday I just receive an email about a phone interview. It's a conmen interview. Asked about my background. When he heard about that I am a new graduate. He just said thank you and hang the phone. And there's no more info heard. I think they want someone more experienced. And obviously I am not that experienced in this field.

    Anyway, their attitude was nice. Just don't match.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in India, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in India, MS
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a Case Interview. 4 rounds of interviews one was technical which was straightforward. next 3 rounds were cases. The cases seemed a bit ambiguous, but they are supposed to be ambiguous I guess. More focus on quantitative skills.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Back End Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at McAfee in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    got a email on tuesday and was scheduled for phone interview on imediate next day. phone interview was really good. and then scheduled a on site interview.
    on site interview is the toughest interview i ever faced, lot of unexpected question.s

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview with the recruiter for 30 minutes asking my background, then they brought me in for face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    • You are given a task to take a lead on a project on the first day of job, how did you go about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    12 interviews with management from SE Manager to VP, sales executives, and peers in Sales Engineering, including 15 minutes presentation on product. Initially had phone screen with HR, then with hiring manager. Continues on to phone interviews and in-person. Felt comfortable with most of questions and able to respond successfully. Questions were more personality vs technical.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at McAfee in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was an email requesting a meet and greet to be scheduled with the hiring manager. Scheduling time with a manager and meeting to discuss the opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • The specific key desire the hiring manager required for the position was not an elimate or experience this candidate possessed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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