McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    The first round is Written test with many tough questions of C++ to finish within 30 mts. The second and third round are technical rounds, fourth round is directly you are given a laptop to write a Program and demonstrate the results.

    Interview Questions

    • Almost all were tough questions ....   1 Answer
  2.  

    Software Engineer Back End Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    got a email on tuesday and was scheduled for phone interview on imediate next day. phone interview was really good. and then scheduled a on site interview. on site interview is the toughest interview i ever faced, lot of unexpected question.s

    Interview Questions

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    QA Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    Very thorough interview process. Included around 6 rounds with a written technical & aptitude test

    Interview Questions

    • Why do want to join our company ? Why should I hire you ?   Answer Question
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    Lead Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cork (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Cork (Ireland)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    3 Interviews including final panel presentation

    Interview Questions

    • Why do I want to work for McAfee   1 Answer
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    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was lucky to receive an amazing benefits package, along with a great starting salary.

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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    Interview process consists of following rounds 1. Telephonic: Technical and High level work exp 2. Inside office 4 technical rounds + 1 written coding test on pen and paper (familiar algo questions)

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Aylesbury, England (UK)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    Screening through phone, one to one, manger will take the interview, HR round & Offer, After joining background verification will be done. if there is any problem with the back groung verifiction then candidates will be asked to provide the documents

    Interview Questions

    • How to follow the process and if there is any divation in the process how and whom to bring notice   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Candidates will be offered as per the standards in the industry

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    There were several rounds of interview, and I was asked about my salary information by the person who interviewed me first. Later on, I realised that he wasn't ask about my salary. However, every other round that I went through was highly professional, and the HR team was also very helpful and friendly. The first day was smooth, and I felt very welcome.

    Interview Questions

    • They needed me to justify why I'd like to quit my current job, and I felt that this was somewhat tricky.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation. They were very rigid on what they wanted to offer.

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    Senior Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    There are a minimum of 3 rounds one of which will be a coding round in code of your preference. Round 1 - involved basic aptitude and QA concepts Round 2 - involved more details questions on the tasks that you would be involved in Round 3 - a coding round that involved 2 or 3 simple programs in C++ (they did ask me what language I was comfortable with) Additionally there will be HR rounds and meetings with your senior managers and so on.

    Interview Questions

    • Coding round was unexpected. They asked me to write a sorting algorithm, some previous question, writing and reading from a file   Answer Question
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