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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – They took months to process and then asked for my background check but proceed with other candidate even though background check was clear.

Interview Question – They asked to write code on white board.
Question : write the algorithm for word file history.
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Software QA Engineer Interview

Software QA Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in April 2010.

Interview Details – aptitude and technical test
testing an application
3 technical interviews from different teams
managerial interview
hr round

Interview Question – completely technical and few on the aptitude side.
all questions were based on the projects mentioned
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Negotiation Details – offer upto market standards

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Software QA Engineer Interview

Software QA Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – 1. written objective type
2. three technical round
3. one managerial

Interview Question – mostly focus on basics and they will look for particular skill in a round.   Answer Question

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Cork (Ireland)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – Applied online.
Got an email from the HR department to arrange for a basic phone interview.. then they arranged for a Technical phone interview
Still waiting for a feedback.....

Interview Question – Nothing special ...basic questions about my CV.
They asked about why you would use SQL stored procedure instead of SQL script in the web application
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Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Dallas, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in July 2009.

Interview Details – t1st interview hrough a recruiter. Then, an in-person interview with the direct manager. Then, you're hired or not.

Interview Question – What is something that you feel is a negative about you?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation.

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IT Process Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Plano, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in March 2011.

Interview Details – The first round of interviews consisted of a series of 2 30 minute group panel phone interviews. The questions asked included the typical interview questions (What's your biggest weakness, Tell me of a time you had to solve a problem in a group setting, etc) and also consisted of questions regarding my familiarity with the company, and general IT.

The evening of the phone interview,I was invited in for an office visit the following week. The office visit was very stress-free, and consisted of 2, 30-min 1:1 interviews. The first interview mainly was to make sure that all of your questions about the job/role were answered, while the 2nd focused more on abilities

Interview Question – What have you heard about McAfee in the news lately?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a 12% raise in my salary. I leveraged an offer that I received in a different city, and was able to argue that the cost of living in Dallas was higher, so a higher salary was warranted

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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee in October 2008.

Interview Details – McAfee internal contact reached out to make a recruiting effort for a new position he was creating. Went through extensive phone discussions, all of which sounded great, but as we started talking about the meat of the matter it became clear that this was a pet project rather than a broad strategic role as originally described. I was concerned it wouldn't have genuine support elsewhere inside the business and withdrew from the process.

Interview Question – Why should McAfee be in this market?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Didn't feel it was as substantial a position as originally described.

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Sales Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and 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 Question – Case Question and Technical   Answer Question

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Interaction Designer Interview

Interaction Designer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

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