McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    IT Business Analyst (Contractor) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Sat down with a team member first and answered a few questions, then met with the hiring manager. They were considering myself and one other person. I had been referred by my friend/roommate and I believe I got the job because I was more enthusiastic about technology and I had a MBA.

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    • Since my background wasn't technical, they asked about my willingness/ability to learn IT basics on the job.   1 Answer
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    Project Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    4-5 rounds in which 3 were technical and 3 were HR. IN technical they will ask all the basic questions from java like inheritance, polymorphism and many quiz, as they asked me almost 10 puzzles. python will be an add on and expect some coding rounds too.

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    • Linked list and based on strings.   1 Answer
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    Enterprise Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee (Chicago, IL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Usual 3/4 interviews. They where looking to expand the sales team. I had 2 interviews in Chicago and flew down to Dallas for the last interview. I meet with the SE Manager and SE who I would be working with. I did a few role play sessions with the hiring manager.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McAfee in August 2014.

    Interview

    written aptitude round - 60 Qs, 20 each from quant, data interpretation and verbal. written coding round - 20 Qs, very simple personal interview - just basic c++ and java Qs. some trick Qs, apparently to test logical reasoning 2nd personal interview along with HR

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    • written round was hard. very hard. test was conducted eLitmus. CAT type Qs. coding round was very easy. interviews were a cake cause the panelists themselves had limited knowledge.   1 Answer
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at McAfee (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Online resume was submitted There was a Group interview One person asked the questions while the rest were silent observers The person who was asking the questions seemed to showcase his knowledge rather focus on the candidate The questions were easy for persons who are knowledgeable in Unix and perl

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    • Technical questions Asked about automation and tool sets Knowledge of scripting- perl, Python etc   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Unstable environment

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McAfee (Saint Paul, MN).

    Interview

    Phone interview + face-to-face interview. Nothing too tricky. Search google for software interview questions. Meet with the director for some communication software, then a senior software engineer for some basic technical questions. Then meet with a test software manager for some more communication questions. (The hiring manager was on vacation at that time)

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee in April 2011.

    Interview

    Telephonic, 3 rounds in F2F followed, one more telephonic by US team followed by Manager and HR. It went fine. Interview was not difficult. Overall the process took around 20 days.

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    Software Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at McAfee (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Reasonable, one challenging problem, others straightforward. Very courteous and smart group of interviewers. It was fun to speak to all of them and the interview did not feel tiresome or very formal

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with large streams of parallel incoming data, so as to sort and search in it   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate a higher salary, but I did not realize my stocks were taken away and my joining bonus reduced

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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    Interview process consists of following rounds 1. Telephonic: Technical and High level work exp 2. Inside office 4 technical rounds + 1 written coding test on pen and paper (familiar algo questions)

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    Cloud Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through the company website and got a call in approximately 2 weeks. The first round was a telephonic interview which mainly concentrated on my previous projects. All the questions were related to academic projects and previous work projects. The second round was a technical interview on C/C++ programming language. All standard questions of which most of them are available in glassdoor.

    Interview Questions

    • All important concepts in C++ like exception handling, auto pointer, virtual functions   Answer Question
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