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McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
153 Interview Reviews

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    Technical Lead Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McAfee in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Software Dev Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Security Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward. Easy questions about basic OS commands.

    Interview Questions
    • Command syntax of Unix commands, and exact system file locations   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Family did not want to relocate.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    IT Global Security Services Compliance Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    1st meeting at University career fair
    Interview for phone interview, within 1 week
    30 min interview, conducted by hiring manager
    Pleasant interview, not a stress interview
    14 days before announcing decision
    only 1 round of interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i got the top band of the pay range, so I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Consumer 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+ monthsinterviewed at McAfee in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview with recruiter in Texas. Screened for salary.
    Came in for 1 round of interviews with 3 peers and 1 manager.
    Returned for 2 round of interview with senior vice president. Very strange--should have been a signal to not take job.

    Interview Questions
    • How have proved value within 30 days of hire at your last employer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at McAfee in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    IT Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    speak your mind when your expectations are not meant
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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1 person found this helpful

 Former Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

Pros: “Free soft drinks, good place for someone to get their start in IT sales. Good health benefits, and PTO (when they let you take it) Lot's of great people stuck there though... Good products” Full Review

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