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

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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Interview Details

    Invited for an interview, arrived and then immediately was led to a cubicle to do an impromptu 1.5hr low-level coding test. No "hello, how are you, welcome" etc. Interviewers had extremely weak social skills and it reflects horrendously on the company.

    A 1.5hr coding test is insulting and hilarious to employees with university degrees from top schools with 10 years of programming experience.

    Verbal portion of the interview was fair and standard.

    Office layout was depressing and the area smelled of stale coffee and inactivity. Cubicle walls were high and a very old looking blue colour. Employees looked depressed, unkept and unmotivated.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about what would happen in various hypothetical conditions if software was coded by amateurs. Interviews themselves were unsure of what would happen.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Win32 is out of date and low-level windows programming is a thing of the past.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    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 a weekinterviewed 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
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at McAfee in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    telephonic round was there for the post of software engineer in java technology. it was around 1 hour and 30 minuts long. there was java's technical questions and some data structure's question. basic of java core and link list and queue insersion and deletion. there was 2-3 puzzuls

    Interview Questions
    • There are three box with apple, orange and apple+orange, all three are identical, one have to know which box have which fruit exactly and one can open one box maximum.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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
  6.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Summer Intern Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  9.  

    Marketing Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at McAfee in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was smooth with quick follow-ups. THe first round was with the direct hiring manager and the other subsequent rounds were just to give you a feel of your stakeholders and counterparts.

    Interview Questions
    • It was nothing difficult, as long as you are confident in what you are saying   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was a great experience, fast and with good communication between me and HR.

    Negotiation Details
    Unfortunately, there's one component of their variable salary that's not clearly explained in the process. It's the MBO part, which is also part of the Sales Teams variable salary. This varies, but can represent from 5% (if you are an Individual Contributor) up to 20% (if you are a Sales People Manager). For those who are in the second scenario, watch out! This MBO is quarterly paid and it can be difficult to get (1 or 2/year at most). Also it's presented as "sales targets"…Generally it's linked to sales attainment (seasonality), this is why it's difficult to get. Apart from it, it's a nice place to work.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    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+ weeksinterviewed 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

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