McAfee Interview Questions

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

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    Partner 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 6+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen with recruiter, phone screen with team member, Interviewed with hiring mgr, interviewed with 3 peers

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Inflexible
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interaction Designer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    There was one initial phone call with the HR. After that, another phone call with the hiring manager. The hiring manager asked me to complete a design assignment in addition.

    There was three parts to the on-site Interview process. The first is a group presentation to the entire design team for about a hour. The second part includes several 1 on 1 with key stakeholders (product managers, sr. engineers, members of the design team, hiring manager), and with enough time left, you will do a design exercise with several design team members. The design exercise lasts about a hour where they will give you an example problem/project and you will role play and respond to the scenario. The entire on-site interview process could take up to 5 hours.

    If they have doubts about your skill, be prepared for a second on-site interview or even more design assignments that you will have to complete.

    Interview Questions
    • The design exercise can throw some candidates off. Some good advices - be very authentic to who you are. Note that it really isn't about the design solution you come up with. They are not looking for the right answer, but your thinking process and the way you interact with other design team members.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Negotiation Details
    Stipend was pre-negotiated with my college, but final amount was not revealed until well after the internship.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    You apply through the website and will eventually work with an in-house recruiter. There's going to be a written test of your skills, followed up by lunch with some managers or senior staff, and followed up with meeting some team members. The process is designed to determine whether you can do the job, and later whether you're someone the team would want to work with. No crazy trick questions, although someone might quiz you about something related to work when they get their chance to talk to you.

    Your day-long interview process might end early if you're not making sufficient progress at each of the items on the agenda mentioned above. If you pass, then you'll eventually work through the recruiter as you navigate the process of background checking and other forms to fill out. Not much different than most technical jobs.

    Interview Questions
    • A simple algebra question. Turned out not to be extremely important, but threw me off because I had been preparing for programming questions only.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I compared numbers on Glassdoor and saw that the offer was reasonable. Plus they had great benefits like bonuses, so I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Support Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at McAfee in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews and 1 video interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project 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 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview with the recruiter for 30 minutes asking my background, then they brought me in for face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    • You are given a task to take a lead on a project on the first day of job, how did you go about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at McAfee in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Usual QA questions lasting several rounds

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very lenghty and done by many people both on the phone and in person. Interviews were handled very professionaly and technical oriented. Interviews were held on time as agreed by persons interviewing. HR took a little longer than average to complete the hiring process but they were very friendly and answered any questions I had.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you explain what a database is to a 5 year old?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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