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McAfee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Lead Level Interview

Lead Level

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – Lengthy and comfortable.... Took around 3 months to roll out the offer since there was a hiring freeze in between. Friendly folks

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software QA Engineer Interview

Software QA Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – 1. They do not ask much about data structures and algorithms, Instead I have seen people shying away from such things
2. They ask about simple things, e.g. programming in java/C/C++/Python but, not too much deep level questions

Interview Question – There was as such not any difficult question. They dont have such difficult questions to ask for in interviews   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – Because it was an internal referral. I was invited to onsite immediately after one round of phone screen. It was really nice experience with them and following up from recruiter is quick as well. The only problem was my expected salary is higher than what they are willing to offer. So it didn't work out. Very nice people by the way.

Interview Question – What is the biggest challenge you faced during your current employment. There are so many challenges so it was kinda hard to organize it right and clean and to represent it. Overall, the interview was not very hard.   Answer Question


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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative

Interviewed at McAfee

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 Question – Skype interviews for candidates abroad-- and they require you to wear a suit.   View Answers (2)

Reason for Declining – Didn't feel comfortable during the recruitment process. Very expendable.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Web Developer Interview

Web Developer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – 1 Phone interview
On-site: 5 rounds(4 technical + 1 managerial)

Interview Question – web application security related questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

IT Training Manager Interview

IT Training Manager

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – I was referred to McAfee by an employee of McAfee who I had worked with previously. I had a phone interview and a face to face interview with 3 Vice Presidents. I did not interview with the 2 other woman who would be on ym team and that was a draw back.

Interview Question – What is your social media strategy for training?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very straight forward, I started as a contractor and then was converted to an employee


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – Phone Interview and subsequent in-person interview

Interview Question – Pretty standard stuff, just asking about my previous experience and my comfort level working on the projects they had in mind   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Database Administrator Interview

Senior Database Administrator

I applied in-person and interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – Interview process was very lenghty and done by many people both on the phone and in person. Interviews were handled very professionaly and technical oriented. Interviews were held on time as agreed by persons interviewing. HR took a little longer than average to complete the hiring process but they were very friendly and answered any questions I had.

Interview Question – How would you explain what a database is to a 5 year old?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

QA Engineer Interview

QA Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – Usual QA questions lasting several rounds

Interview Question – Nothing too technical   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Software Development Engineer Interview

Software Development Engineer
Kfar Saba (Israel)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – At the time of the interview, there were 2 open positions. A software development position and a security research position. I couldn't decide which of them I wanted more, so I applied to both of them, which caused an increase of the number of interviews.
All interviewers were professional and didn't try to make the interview too technical, which I liked

Interview Question – I had to spot a security problem in c code   Answer Question

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