McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McAfee in August 2011.

    Interview

    Horrible

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McAfee in September 2008.

    Interview

    Caveat: This is one of the bizarre interviews I have had so far. It was a very straight fwd process. Whole process took just a day. A written exam to start off, not a tough one at all. After screening, we were announced timings for the first round. The initial round was by an HR. He did not have any technical background for sure, so, he just asked two questions on basic math(apti/set theory, whatever you want to call it) and then the round was over. Looked like short-listed people would be called for the next round, interestingly none of the candidates were shortly. I was shocked, but, then it happens.

    Interview Questions

    • Question was on set theory. It was some application of demorgan's law. thats it.   Answer Question
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    Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in September 2008.

    Interview

    Pretty straight forward. Easy questions about basic OS commands.

    Interview Questions

    • Command syntax of Unix commands, and exact system file locations   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in August 2009.

    Interview

    The company contacted me regarding a position. All communications were very responsive and detailed. Very thorough and professional interview process. Great recruiting staff and hiring manager was well versed in interviewing skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide three reasons why subordinates like working with you.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Family did not want to relocate.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McAfee in April 2008.

    Interview

    People were very fireindly and cordial. I was tested for my soft skills. I was able to related to the issues and address the concerns

    Interview Questions

    • How do you contain scope of your project   Answer Question
    • How do you commuincate and get work done by cross funtional teams on whom yu dont have line authority   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy

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    IT Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    1 face to face interview followed by a telephonic round with onshore manager. Being enthusiastic about the Job helps and also having good communication makes you a strong candidate

    Negotiation

    speak your mind when your expectations are not meant

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Software Dev Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in June 2009.

    Interview

    I was structured interview. Only 1 interview with normal puzzles and Data Structures question

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation

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    Technical Lead Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Phone Interview - Windows Internals, C++ F2F + Coding Test - Standard Multithreading Problem in C++. 1:1 With Technical Management Panel - Standard questions. Phone Interview - Remote Manager - Design + Process + Architecture. Phone HR - Offer

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Be sure you understand clearly with which group you are working with and understand what they do. Speak with engineers to get a clear understanding.

  10. Helpful (3)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Dumb managers, bad interviewing skills, terrible work place environment.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at McAfee (San Jose, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews - 1 with HR and 1 with hiring manager. They asked for onsite interview and were scheduling my stay in San Jose. I got another call the other day that the interview has been postponed. No reply after that from the hiring team.

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