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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

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Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – I was called for a on site interview, where 3 ppl interviewed me. They mainly asked about my last job and work experience and C technical questions

Interview Question – There was no unexpected Question. All the questions were related to 'C' language and asked to write programs in 'C' like itoa, malloc etc   Answer Question

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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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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

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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.

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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

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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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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

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Senior Database Administrator Interview

Anonymous Employee

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

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QA Engineer Interview

QA Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – Usual QA questions lasting several rounds

Interview Question – Nothing too technical   Answer Question

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Principal Engineer Interview

Principal Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – 1. Team lead round
2. Hands on coding test
3. Manager round
4. Group manager round
5 HR round (final)

Interview Question – Coding test in given system   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was positive for me

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