McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
146 Interview Reviews

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    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    I was friends with someone who knew I was looking to get my foot in the door in regards to a "corporate" environment, for lack of a better term. She knew someone who was looking for an entry-level type role, one of which would allow for progress, given I met their expectations.

    Interview Questions
    • As this was my first "business" interview, everything seemed unexpected! My interviewers made a point to not only emphasize the work ethic and culture, but also to try to get an idea of my personality to help see if I aligned with the businesses' outlook.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was lucky to receive an amazing benefits package, along with a great starting salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior UI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at McAfee in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    don't remember when I applied to this position. And someday I just receive an email about a phone interview. It's a conmen interview. Asked about my background. When he heard about that I am a new graduate. He just said thank you and hang the phone. And there's no more info heard. I think they want someone more experienced. And obviously I am not that experienced in this field.

    Anyway, their attitude was nice. Just don't match.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online but called for a different postion. But bad experirnce.Two times the hiring manager missed the phone call. and twice rescheduled on site interview at the last minute.

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    • Very good Interview. Only questions pertaining to the job .   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Tier I Support Technician Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at McAfee in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    They literally walked me into a dark room with four lights. I wish I were making that up.

    The chair they had me sit in was half-broken so I couldn't lean back in it, and the three of them (two junior techs and an older senior tech or shift manager) took turns questioning me and posing extremely vague situations.

    One that I remember was "You deploy an update to Windows for 100 workstations over the weekend starting on Friday, Sunday you checked to see how it went and noticed 1 workstation didn't get the patch, what do you do?"

    That question had so much information missing that literally all I could say was "without any more information, I'd need to determine what made that one workstation different. Did the user shut it down before they left for the weekend? Did their office lose power? Is that machine even on the Active Directory OU?"

    After several such questions they said they needed to step out into the hall to confer and to sit tight.

    Another 15 minutes passes and a fourth guy who I'd never seen before walked in, introduced himself by first and last name (but not job title/responsibility, so I had no clue what he did, but evidently he was the final decisionmaker regarding hire/no hire), and then sat down to spend about 30 more minutes finding several different ways to express the importance of being on time.

    I was 45 minutes early to the interview, and I'm a veteran. You guys have no idea what on time means. Seriously. :|

    And here this guy is treating me, a 29 year old vet with plenty of tech experience, like I'm applying for a job at McDonald's.

    Of course I smiled and nodded but inside I was thinking: are you freaking kidding me?

    Afterwards, they said they'd be in touch and we shook hands, I thanked them for their time and got the heck out of there.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of grilling on individual port numbers and the OSI model. Does anybody remember that stuff by heart without having to consult a reference? Anyone? Bueller?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at McAfee in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Process was long and painful, stops and starts, which took about 2 months. After initial phone interview, went back 3 times to meet with numerous individuals. One interview cancelled the morning of but I still had to meet with another individual so consequently had to return another time.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you make an impact in your first 90 days. Good question.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Short as they raised the salary req based on my experience from what they had originally stated
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Took a while to get a responds from my application. Interview questions were strange.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter submitted, met with VP and Director separately discussed expectations. An offer was made within 3 business days.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you comfortable with firing people.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was called for a on site interview, where 3 ppl interviewed me. They mainly asked about my last job and work experience and C technical questions

    Interview Questions
    • There was no unexpected Question. All the questions were related to 'C' language and asked to write programs in 'C' like itoa, malloc etc   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Senior Account Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Easy Interview process, Most of hiring managers were relatively new.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NONE....they didn't care about experience or performance, just wanted a warm body
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two round phone interview, first manager and then team member interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Manager interview is about background experience of education, project experience details, and language preference. Team member interview is about basic technical questions. Algorithms of Mathematical problem of get series of numbers from number a to number b, SQL basic problem of outer join and inner join, balanced binary search tree and binary search tree problem.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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