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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in September 2010.
I received a phone call from Mcafee and it was fine, then I had another phone interview with the HM and I felt really good, they called me two weeks later to set up a third interview. I called two days later to know when exactly and the HR employee told me to wait a little, then I received an email saying that they had an internal promotion and someone from inside got the job!!
- Why did you applied for this position? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at McAfee in August 2010.
Three interviews and a short writing test. Took about 3 hours. People were nice. They wanted to know what my questions were. I wish I had come with more questions prepared.
- What do you hope to get out of this internship? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2010.
Initial contact around Thanksgiving, then phone interview with hiring manager in early December. No response or followup from them, despite my email followups. Then in early January, request for on-site interview in mid-January. Interview lineup kept changing up to 45 minutes before the interview, including the first person bowing out so interview would start 30 minutes later. Actually enjoyed the interviews, had some good exchanges of ideas and problem-solving, impressed with the caliber of people I was talking with. Then nothing from them for a week. Called to follow up and was told there is now a hiring freeze. Insiders tell me they have 2 quarters a year of hiring freeze. Recruiter told me to "let him know if I saw anything else I was interested in" but no feedback about how I did or that he would keep me in mind in future. Very disappointed in the way things were handled and the time it look to get responses from people.
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in February 2009.
The team wasn't very clear on the requirements of the position. Although they had a job description, when interviewing they described the tasks and goals of the position in a way that the market is not measuring them. At least not at the cutting edge of the profession, which is something they advertised they needed, but not really inquiring about. Instead, they focused on abilities that were key 10 years ago in the field of procurement, but not in this day and time. Namely, they were trying to get a top-bottom approach to improving the strategic sourcing process, but the people at the top were not really familiar with the concept, and the people in the trenches were vastly under-qualified for the job they were supposed to be doing. The company was trying to get someone to train the fron-line team and create a solid set of performers from a team that in my mind wasn't really ready for such a massive corporate overhaul.
- Do you live close to office? 1 Answer
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in February 2015.
HR call followed by onsite. First HR called me and she completly forgot to send invite. It seems she remebered after 2 days and sent an invite around 10 pm for the interview scheduled next day early morning. Anyways I reached there and met there with tech lead. Beyond my imagination, mr tech lead was not bothered about on interview ethics. He just gave me two coding issues and got busy on his cell phone gossip. Mr tech lead was more worried for his daily stand up meeting. I felt like leaving the room but somehow could stay there. It was most unproffesional interview i ever faced. I am happy that they did not call me further.
- Linked list addition and dictionary impl from the scratch Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at McAfee in February 2015.
I did one phone screening, two interviews and a software test at codility.com
All three interviews wasn't technical, was about team project at university
and my previous experience. After the phone screening which was a mix
of technical questions about arrays, pointers and algorithms, I did a phone
interview with two members of the team. A week later I did an interview
and a coding test with a supervisor.
- Give an example of conflict in a team and how did you respond. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at McAfee (Noida (India)) in February 2015.
Total bogus, they first ask you to give interview as early as possible , once you go through all the process, they ask for your important document like salary slip, information of your current manager , then they don't reply your mail and phone without even giving feedback and after 1 month of ignorance and continuous mailing, they says company policies are changed so sorry for this time...
- Binary Search Tree, Algorithms, Linked list 1 Answer
- No Offer
2 level interviews done. I am still waiting for next levels if they select me from the first two interviews. The interviewers were very good and friendly. The questions were a mix of technical and managerial.
- Questions were good for the position I interviewed for. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Aylesbury, England (UK)) in July 2014.
I've applied online and it took them about 2 weeks to reply.
- It starts with a 20 minute HR Interview which includes some simple technical questions about linked lists, pointers, algorithms etc..
- If you pass that, you get invited to the main office, the interview was 2 hours long which included a QA test, programming test, whiteboard testing and 2 interviews, one technical and the other was a biographical interview.
Overall it was quite a tough experience, and they do give you feedback after a week.
- Compare Java to C++, and explain why would you choose to one instead of the other. There was also some questions about concurrency Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at McAfee (Cork (Ireland)) in July 2014.
First a phone interview with an internal recruiter regarding my CV and my motivations. After this, an interview in their office with a senior manager. He explained the job and the company and then he checked the CV and asked about me, my technical skills and my strengths in the sale field. The senior manager was very kind to me and professional, I felt at ease with him. I thought it was a good work environment, I am really excited about this position and I hope to get an offer. I'm waiting for their feedback.
- No particular technical question. Answer Question
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