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I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in April 2013.
Phone interview with a manager.
- What do you like least about your current internship? 1 Answer
Didn't negotiate. Got a phone call from HR and accepted the offer and the salary on the spot.
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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.
- What is your social media strategy for training? Answer Question
Very straight forward, I started as a contractor and then was converted to an employee
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I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2012.
Nice process. Entirely set up by staffing firm. Timely feedback received, and process and # of interviewers was streamlined. I was able to meet with the hiring manager, a close co-worker, a director, and a technical interviewer. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience, with pertinent questions asked of me, and I was allowed to ask questions as well.
- How does my current position relate to this new position? Answer Question
Minimal, given it was a contract position.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in October 2012.
Easy Interview process, Most of hiring managers were relatively new.
- Nothing out of the ordinary, no curve balls Answer Question
NONE....they didn't care about experience or performance, just wanted a warm body
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in September 2012.
I did several phone interviews before finally going into the Plano, TX office for a face to face interview. When I arrived to the 3rd floor of their building and guided towards the sales area I immediately got the feeling that this was a telemarketing center. The kind of place that you'd expect to be getting a call from someone raising money for the Policeman's Benevolent Society, March of Dimes or trying to sell you an extended warranty on your car. They have these really small cubes with basically no walls and all the sales reps were totally jammed together, hundreds of them it seemed. It was so loud as I was walking by that I cannot imagine how anyone actually thinks in that office. A lot of the people I saw on the phones were walking around with wireless headsets and walking into other people's work space while talking loudly on the phone. Most of the sales reps were dressed very unprofessionally, the manager that interviewed me was dressed like he was getting ready to go out to a Club for the night. Overall a very negative experience. This might be a great place for people with no sales or technology sales experience to come in and get that experience then move on to somewhere better, somewhere more professional but it wasn't right for me and I turned down the offer that arrived a week later. It wasn't even a really competitive offer compared with others I received in the same market/industry. A coworker who just joined me at my job just came from McAfee and they said that place was a "nightmare and full of children", glad I didn't go there!
- What is your 60 day plan if we hire you. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
The offer was not competitive. Offers from two other technology companies in Dallas were much higher. Above all though the work environment at McAfee is far below expectations, definitely a telemarketing site filled with telemarketing type people.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in June 2012.
HR Sales Recruiter had an intro level conversation over the phone with me however, weren't very familiar with the details of the position or company. Following our 10min call I was told she'd schedule a meeting with the Hiring Manager (boss to be) however, after 10 business days with no communication I was forced to follow up with the recruiter whom returned my email 24hrs later with an apology, saying she'd take immediate care of it. 5 Business days later with no communication I followed up with the recruiter again and was successful with scheduling the phone interview with the Hiring Manager. This call was on track with expectation, gathering an understanding of the role/company and what the next steps would be. Within 7 days I had a face to face interview with the hiring manager and regional director, receiving an offer letter shortly after.
- I've personally been in the space for some time so there were no questions that I had trouble with however, no questions were technical. Everything revolved around my approach with a sales cycle, how I felt about calling into new customers, cold calls, calling executives, etc.. Answer Question
They initial offer letter was below my expectation so I came back, roughly 15% higher and we met in the middle. Negotiating was very easy and expected from the company.
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I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (New York, NY) in May 2012.
Submitted resume through college career office in late April. Received interview invitation 3 weeks later, scheduled interview 4 weeks later. Panel interview with sales rep and support account manager. Fairly basic interview; no hard technical questions. Very willing to explain company's products.
Stipend was pre-negotiated with my college, but final amount was not revealed until well after the internship.
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The process took 3 days – interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2012.
The interview process was pretty straightforward and casual. It was mostly a discussion of my resume and background. I met with about 5 people, all at the vice president or director level, and each interview was 30 or 45 minutes in length. Each person left time at the end of the interview for questions.
- What did you do in your previous role? Why are you leaving your position? Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in April 2012.
What a joke, the "sales manager" who interviewed me was a complete moron. They must have googled for obscure interview questions and had no idea what they were asking me for because I asked them to clarify some of thier questions and they stared at me blankly... Sell me this pencil? Really? 1985 called and they want their interviewing tactics back. Offer received and offer declined. No thanks... I wasn't a fan of thier office layout anyway, terrible cube/pod layout. No privacy or professionalism there and the pay package wasn't competitive.
Reasons for Declining
Dumb managers, bad interviewing skills, terrible work place environment.
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at McAfee (Saint Paul, MN) in February 2012.
Met with McAfee at a college fair and then they decided to set up a phone interview. This was pretty quick and was mainly focused on past experiences in school/work. When I went into the on-site visit, I was thrown a lot of heavy technical questions regarding networking, proxies, firewalls, etc, so make sure you study up before hand.
The interview took around four hours consisting of both a one on one interview as well as group/panel interview.
- Describe in detail exactly what happens when you type in a website name into your internet browser's URL field. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Had a much better offer from somewhere else.
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