McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
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    FP&A Marketing BU Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Good team, good head for the business, nice enviroment. I did not get a chance to speak with Upper management.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had to make the hard decision of choosing between two offers and even harder th other offer was with a competitor - I think I made the right choice but you never know.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    There were 4 rounds. First one was written round, which was an aptitude test. Second round was interview by a group/panel about knowledge and past jobs. Third round was a one on one with the director and it was detailed grilling of the knowledge and case study kind of situations. Fourth round was the HR round, which was a discussion about the Salary and the joining date.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Being a bad negotiater I couldn't bargain much. I got more than what I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at McAfee in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was great, exaustive process, 2 written tests, 3 technical interviews, 1 HR interviews. then the offer was made. They provide relocation charges also.

    Negotiation Details
    Yes, Negotiation was good,
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McAfee in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    stressful interview with lots of detailed questions

    Interview Questions
    • detailed questions about best technology practice for different vertical industries   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    It is tough interview

    Interview Questions
    • Which is running faster by using for loop or while loop with 1,000,000 cycle   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    First 2 rounds were the telephonic interview.
    1st one was taken by dev engineer: Basically networing, OS, Kernel.
    2nd round was taken by the hiring manager: He focused on puzzles, and expectations.

    Then I was called for F2F, where I have 3 technical, 1 HR, 1 discussion with hire management, then I was offered and i excepted it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The HR offer me a package, I will says he was not at all friendly, I will suggest him to improve in this field. Well the hiring manager talked to me and he was convincing. Initially they offered me a draft version. The actual package was offered me 6-7 days after the interview. They have some approval process from US. I will say this approval process is very slow, one other area that needs improvement.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at McAfee in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview was a dream process. My hiring manager arranged me to fly in to Bangalore to attend the interview. All the four rounds were conducted one after another with a 30 minutes break. Interview was mature and highly relevant to position.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your design philosophy for software products and specifically for security products?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Operations Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McAfee in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Takes quite a bit to get in the door. This tends to be a very slow process. Your best bet is to have it be an employee referral. Their HR department seems to have some turnover so you can get tripped up there. Interviewed for a position and it took 4 weeks to get called back for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How will your employment make a difference for McAfee?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since I was out of work there was a take it or leave it attitude from HR manager.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at McAfee in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    There were several rounds of interview, and I was asked about my salary information by the person who interviewed me first. Later on, I realised that he wasn't ask about my salary.

    However, every other round that I went through was highly professional, and the HR team was also very helpful and friendly.

    The first day was smooth, and I felt very welcome.

    Interview Questions
    • They needed me to justify why I'd like to quit my current job, and I felt that this was somewhat tricky.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation. They were very rigid on what they wanted to offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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