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Updated Feb 10, 2015
Updated Feb 10, 2015
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    Interaction Designer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    There was one initial phone call with the HR. After that, another phone call with the hiring manager. The hiring manager asked me to complete a design assignment in addition.

    There was three parts to the on-site Interview process. The first is a group presentation to the entire design team for about a hour. The second part includes several 1 on 1 with key stakeholders (product managers, sr. engineers, members of the design team, hiring manager), and with enough time left, you will do a design exercise with several design team members. The design exercise lasts about a hour where they will give you an example problem/project and you will role play and respond to the scenario. The entire on-site interview process could take up to 5 hours.

    If they have doubts about your skill, be prepared for a second on-site interview or even more design assignments that you will have to complete.

    Interview Questions
    • The design exercise can throw some candidates off. Some good advices - be very authentic to who you are. Note that it really isn't about the design solution you come up with. They are not looking for the right answer, but your thinking process and the way you interact with other design team members.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    You apply through the website and will eventually work with an in-house recruiter. There's going to be a written test of your skills, followed up by lunch with some managers or senior staff, and followed up with meeting some team members. The process is designed to determine whether you can do the job, and later whether you're someone the team would want to work with. No crazy trick questions, although someone might quiz you about something related to work when they get their chance to talk to you.

    Your day-long interview process might end early if you're not making sufficient progress at each of the items on the agenda mentioned above. If you pass, then you'll eventually work through the recruiter as you navigate the process of background checking and other forms to fill out. Not much different than most technical jobs.

    Interview Questions
    • A simple algebra question. Turned out not to be extremely important, but threw me off because I had been preparing for programming questions only.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I compared numbers on Glassdoor and saw that the offer was reasonable. Plus they had great benefits like bonuses, so I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Usual QA questions lasting several rounds

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – 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 Questions
    • How would you explain what a database is to a 5 year old?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone Interview and subsequent in-person interview

    Interview Questions
    • 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
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    UI Designer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    Began with contact by a technical recruiter based on resume postings on job boards. Phone interview with members of the development team and hiring manager. In-person interview with hiring team Q&A session, design exercise and coding exercise.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you would be a good fit for this team?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at McAfee in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    They were very quick and hurried, I meet in person with 6 people one on one. Each person had 30 minuets to interview me. Four of the interviewers ask the exact same questions so I believe there was no communication or plan around their process. Two interviewers admitted to not reading my resume before the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    At no point was I given time to ask interviewers questions, I had nothing to go on.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    No. of technical interviews: 4. One telephonic, 3 F2F
    First the project and requirement was explained. Very good questions asked relevant to job and current project.

    Interview Questions
    • What is secure programming needed for mobile platforms. Explain various types of security threats which should be considered as use case.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate well, as you will not get 2nd chance after coming in.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Global Security Services Compliance Intern Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    1st meeting at University career fair
    Interview for phone interview, within 1 week
    30 min interview, conducted by hiring manager
    Pleasant interview, not a stress interview
    14 days before announcing decision
    only 1 round of interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i got the top band of the pay range, so I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Global Operations Center Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McAfee in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with a manager.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you like least about your current internship?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. Got a phone call from HR and accepted the offer and the salary on the spot.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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