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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Software QA Engineer Interview

Software QA Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – A phone interview was first conducted which was followed by another and much longer phone interview. After this there was a face to face round with the lead followed by the manager.

Interview Question – Write test scenarios to test a duster.   Answer Question

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Technical Ar Interview

Technical Ar

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – Technical HR personnel was very good in explaining in initial conversation.
I had 3 Tele rounds and HR person was really frank enough to tell me exact feedback.
for Example, After the 2nd Tele round, He informed me that Interviewer was not much impressed but finally voted as 55 / 45 in my favor.

All 3 tele rounds were focused.
1st - Pure coding skills (1 hr)
2nd : Algorithm Skills (1.5 Hrs)
3rd: NTFS, FS and Kernel (45 Mins)

After I cleared all 3 tele rounds, I was asked to come down to their office for full day interview process.

Interview Question – kernel core dump debugging.   Answer Question

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Senior Sales Engineer Interview

Senior Sales Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

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 Question – Why choose McAfee over competition, such as Symantec?   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Manager Interview

Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at McAfee in August 2011.

Interview Details – Horrible

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in September 2008.

Interview Details – Caveat: This is one of the bizarre interviews I have had so far.
It was a very straight fwd process. Whole process took just a day. A written exam to start off, not a tough one at all. After screening, we were announced timings for the first round. The initial round was by an HR. He did not have any technical background for sure, so, he just asked two questions on basic math(apti/set theory, whatever you want to call it) and then the round was over. Looked like short-listed people would be called for the next round, interestingly none of the candidates were shortly. I was shocked, but, then it happens.

Interview Question – Question was on set theory. It was some application of demorgan's law. thats it.   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at McAfee in November 2012.

Interview Details – Two phone interviews - 1 with HR and 1 with hiring manager.
They asked for onsite interview and were scheduling my stay in San Jose.
I got another call the other day that the interview has been postponed.
No reply after that from the hiring team.

Interview Question – All about job experiences   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Channel Account Manager Interview

Channel Account Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in May 2013.

Interview Details – comes with a min of 5 round interview policy, a matrix organization.
Culturally focused & Values oriented. all 5 interviewees were very dynamic, and open about company's culture. be open as open about your personality with them. it's a great opportunity for both party to find out if both parties are a fit.

it was overall a fun interview , got to meet some great people.

Interview Question – Probably "Why McAfee?"   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Cork (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at McAfee in June 2012.

Interview Details – I've submitted my application to their web site. After some time (2 months) I've been contacted by their HR and after their screening I've got a phone interview.

The interview was conducted by a couple of their engineers. Basically, they were walking through the list of skills in my resume, checking my knowledge on each of these topics. These questions were not hard, but rather easy.

For design patterns, they asked about Singleton.
For STL, they asked how STL is implemented.
When it comes to multithreading, questions were about problems regarding race conditions.
Other questions were about length of IP address and MAC address.
The final question was about what happens when someone visit some web address and how server redirects web browser.

Interview Question – How STL containers are implemented ?   View Answer

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Publication Specialist Interview

Publication Specialist
Beaverton, OR

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in July 2012.

Interview Details – I submitted and within a week, received a call from the main campus in California to go through my resume and then set up a phone interview with the team lead. The team lead called at the scheduled time, and we talked for roughly forty minutes about the job requirements and my qualifications. He told me at the end of the call that he would recommend an in-person interview, and I heard back from HR for that interview. The in-person interview took two hours. The first hour was with the development team, and the second hour was with the writing team. People on the teams took turns asking me questions about the position, how I would handle the workload, and what interested me most about the position. The interview ended at almost exactly the two-hour mark, and I spoke briefly with the team lead again before leaving and being told they'd call me to let me know.

Interview Question – How would you handle a last-minute emergency from a writer when you have multiple projects that need attention?   View Answer

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Cork (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – Applied online.
Got an email from the HR department to arrange for a basic phone interview.. then they arranged for a Technical phone interview
Still waiting for a feedback.....

Interview Question – Nothing special ...basic questions about my CV.
They asked about why you would use SQL stored procedure instead of SQL script in the web application
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