McAfee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2014
Updated Aug 24, 2014
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    Senior Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Multiple rounds of phone interviews from Sr. leadership team from India and US followed by a face to face interview by a panel of hiring manager and other sr leadership. Overall interview process was done quickly post this final offer took too long...

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing specific. Mostly tried to see the fitment to the specific role.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    written n oral things, telephone calls. post that there was a face to face interview related to analytical and soft skills.
    at the end of the day you should be done with less hassles. Interviewers are patient and the HR also interacts very well

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    wfh not available

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Interview Details

    Invited for an interview, arrived and then immediately was led to a cubicle to do an impromptu 1.5hr low-level coding test. No "hello, how are you, welcome" etc. Interviewers had extremely weak social skills and it reflects horrendously on the company.

    A 1.5hr coding test is insulting and hilarious to employees with university degrees from top schools with 10 years of programming experience.

    Verbal portion of the interview was fair and standard.

    Office layout was depressing and the area smelled of stale coffee and inactivity. Cubicle walls were high and a very old looking blue colour. Employees looked depressed, unkept and unmotivated.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about what would happen in various hypothetical conditions if software was coded by amateurs. Interviews themselves were unsure of what would happen.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Win32 is out of date and low-level windows programming is a thing of the past.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at McAfee in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was smooth with quick follow-ups. THe first round was with the direct hiring manager and the other subsequent rounds were just to give you a feel of your stakeholders and counterparts.

    Interview Questions
    • It was nothing difficult, as long as you are confident in what you are saying   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    It was a great experience, fast and with good communication between me and HR.

    Negotiation Details
    Unfortunately, there's one component of their variable salary that's not clearly explained in the process. It's the MBO part, which is also part of the Sales Teams variable salary. This varies, but can represent from 5% (if you are an Individual Contributor) up to 20% (if you are a Sales People Manager). For those who are in the second scenario, watch out! This MBO is quarterly paid and it can be difficult to get (1 or 2/year at most). Also it's presented as "sales targets"…Generally it's linked to sales attainment (seasonality), this is why it's difficult to get. Apart from it, it's a nice place to work.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was positive for me
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Lead Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cork (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cork (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 Interviews including final panel presentation

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cork (Ireland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cork (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    Ones you get the job they have a very long process before to give you the job contract.
    HR is not totally crystal during this process and especially to describing the rule.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    aptitude and technical test
    testing an application
    3 technical interviews from different teams
    managerial interview
    hr round

    Interview Questions
    • completely technical and few on the aptitude side.
      all questions were based on the projects mentioned
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    offer upto market standards
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    2 or 3 face to face rounds with one round with manager and another with HR

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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