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McAfee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014

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Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

Senior Software Development Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in June 2013.

Interview Details – The first round is Written test with many tough questions of C++ to finish within 30 mts.
The second and third round are technical rounds, fourth round is directly you are given a laptop to write a Program and demonstrate the results.

Interview Question – Almost all were tough questions ....   View Answer


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Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Back End Interview

Software Engineer Back End
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – many unexpected questions from manager.   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university - interviewed at McAfee in August 2010.

Interview Details – Three interviews and a short writing test. Took about 3 hours. People were nice. They wanted to know what my questions were. I wish I had come with more questions prepared.

Interview Question – What do you hope to get out of this internship?   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee in May 2013.

Interview Details – It was as professional as it could be. I first had a phone interview. The interviewer introduced himself and the team well, went through my resume, my current and past work then few quick general problem solving questions. Afterwards an on-site interview was scheduled within a few days. Interviewers were very humble and the environment was really friendly. HR was professional and acted promptly.

Interview Question – Questions were straightforward programming questions with reasonable clarity.   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Software Development Engineer Interview

Software Development Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – 2 stages of selection for interview shortlisting. An eLitmus percentile of 98+ followed by a Multiple choice quiz on computer science, Data structures and programming fundamentals. The latter should not be much of a problem if you are thorough with the basics, though getting a good eLitmus score is the hard part. The job role included a combination of development and testing.

Interview Questions

  • Design a data structure where insertion, deletion, data access and get random element are all done in O(1), i.e., constant time. (Without using STL or Hash tables)   View Answer
  • Many coding questions about friend functions in C++.   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Development Engineer Interview

Software Development Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I interviewed at McAfee in March 2013.

Interview Details – i was called for interview through elitmus but when i reached there i found out there were several rounds. The first round was a technical interview and it was focused on data structures. The second round was a coding exercise(very tough) but the good part is the questions are repeated.

Interview Question – making functions to find out the length of largest left and right substrings in a number whose sum is equal   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test
Bangalore (India)

I applied online - interviewed at McAfee in May 2013.

Interview Details – First round is technical round. They are asking C# basic questions,Linq,Xml queries.
Second round they asked me to write code on the test machine. which is having 25 programs, ASP.net,C#,Ado.net,Xml....
Third round is managerial round and most of the questions related to testing questions

Interview Question – Second round they asked me to write code on the test machine. which is having 25 programs, ASP.net,C#,Ado.net,Xml....   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at McAfee in August 2009.

Interview Details – First of all,They have an intensive analytical exam conducted by PRO-METRIC. This will contain a relatively easy Technical test also.This is the toughest part of process.If you clear the exam then half work done.Exam is on par with CAT.....Ans then Technical interview in skills like C,data structures.O.S concepts and networking......McAfee is very good company if u want to work in Development.......I repent on missing my opportunity as i was tensed a lot and spoiled interview as it was my first ever.....So be cool and crack it...

Interview Question – Simple Q's on usage of switch,Linked list and some good puzzles   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Administrative Interview

Administrative
North Sydney (Australia)

The process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in March 2010.

Interview Details – Interviewed with 2 senior staff members, they said that they were short for time and I only had 30mintues to sale myself. They made me feel intimated. I felt it was a waste of my time as i wasn't given enough time or respect to showcase my experience that was relevant to the job. I felt the office was very structured and lack a warm culture.

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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software QA Engineer Interview

Senior Software QA Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in October 2011.

Interview Details – The process was good, I think you needs to be more focus on networking.

Interview Question – What is network and how you will configure?   Answer Question

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