McAfee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
Updated Aug 13, 2014
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  1.  

    Global Operations Center Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at McAfee in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with a manager.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you like least about your current internship?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. Got a phone call from HR and accepted the offer and the salary on the spot.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    No. of technical interviews: 4. One telephonic, 3 F2F
    First the project and requirement was explained. Very good questions asked relevant to job and current project.

    Interview Questions
    • What is secure programming needed for mobile platforms. Explain various types of security threats which should be considered as use case.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate well, as you will not get 2nd chance after coming in.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    IT Global Security Services Compliance Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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
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    IT Training Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was referred to McAfee by an employee of McAfee who I had worked with previously. I had a phone interview and a face to face interview with 3 Vice Presidents. I did not interview with the 2 other woman who would be on ym team and that was a draw back.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very straight forward, I started as a contractor and then was converted to an employee
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Sales Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email to set up a Skype interview. After making it through the initial interview. The assessment is a day-long process at the HQ that involves a series of interviews, case-studies, and tests. The next step is a job offer, which I didn't receive. From what I gathered, the assessment days are very competitive, at least for the Sales program, with only several applicants offered employment. Overall it was a great experience. The culture there is very appealing, and mostly everyone involved in the recruiting process was friendly and helpful. If you are interested in any of their programs, I would suggest you apply.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Operations Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at McAfee in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Takes quite a bit to get in the door. This tends to be a very slow process. Your best bet is to have it be an employee referral. Their HR department seems to have some turnover so you can get tripped up there. Interviewed for a position and it took 4 weeks to get called back for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How will your employment make a difference for McAfee?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since I was out of work there was a take it or leave it attitude from HR manager.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed 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
  9.  

    Consumer Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed 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.  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Nice process. Entirely set up by staffing firm. Timely feedback received, and process and # of interviewers was streamlined. I was able to meet with the hiring manager, a close co-worker, a director, and a technical interviewer. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience, with pertinent questions asked of me, and I was allowed to ask questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    • How does my current position relate to this new position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Minimal, given it was a contract position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Threat Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at McAfee in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    This was a interview that required a mind set that lent itself to working in a stressful enviroment. It started with a test to find maliious code embeded. Then after that you were shown many different email to filter and find discrepencies in the writing to find spam vs ham

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work in the IT security idustry?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They came in with an offer that I felt was to low, but it went back and forth and between bonuses and salary we found a happy medium
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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