McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    had 1 phone interview which was fully technical.. Asked about work exp, database, netowrking and OO concepts.. a bit of algorithms... he was mostly seeing whether my basics were good..
    onsite interview had 4 rounds.. 2 were more on projects, challenges faced etc. Others were technical on similar topics and asked to write code on the board.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    yes. add 10k more and tell u were expecting that much.. he/she may increase by 3-4k
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    IT Process Analyst Interview

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

    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 Questions
    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    UI Developer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at McAfee in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    took a couple months, I even forgot when it was started. I was interviewed for one team, didn't pass, even I thought I was over-skilled for a job position. HR contacted me again a month later. Another round of interview for another team. Total: phone calls with HR representative, back and force, two phone interviews, two in person.
    First team was asking different range of questions, from personality question to technical skills, all around. Some of them asked the same questions all around.... Some of them didn't know the answer themselves... and had no idea what they were asking. Some of them got bored interviewing and were answering phone calls or played with their phone :-(. I was disappointed.
    Second team was amazing, no stupid questions, very simple programming questions and overall very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about common IP addresses and network connection, just didn't expect it for this position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I expected more and I was told more, but they called back and said less. Kinda surprising... I accepted bz of better position I've had at that time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internal Auditor Interview

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

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call from Mcafee and it was fine, then I had another phone interview with the HM and I felt really good, they called me two weeks later to set up a third interview. I called two days later to know when exactly and the HR employee told me to wait a little, then I received an email saying that they had an internal promotion and someone from inside got the job!!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at McAfee in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews and a short writing test. Took about 3 hours. People were nice. They wanted to know what my questions were. I wish I had come with more questions prepared.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    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 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
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    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior 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 months - interviewed at McAfee in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Process was long and painful, stops and starts, which took about 2 months. After initial phone interview, went back 3 times to meet with numerous individuals. One interview cancelled the morning of but I still had to meet with another individual so consequently had to return another time.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you make an impact in your first 90 days. Good question.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Short as they raised the salary req based on my experience from what they had originally stated
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Program 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 8 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact around Thanksgiving, then phone interview with hiring manager in early December. No response or followup from them, despite my email followups. Then in early January, request for on-site interview in mid-January. Interview lineup kept changing up to 45 minutes before the interview, including the first person bowing out so interview would start 30 minutes later. Actually enjoyed the interviews, had some good exchanges of ideas and problem-solving, impressed with the caliber of people I was talking with. Then nothing from them for a week. Called to follow up and was told there is now a hiring freeze. Insiders tell me they have 2 quarters a year of hiring freeze. Recruiter told me to "let him know if I saw anything else I was interested in" but no feedback about how I did or that he would keep me in mind in future. Very disappointed in the way things were handled and the time it look to get responses from people.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle someone who is just not doing the work, doesn't get along with anyone, and is generally not working out?   Answer Question
    • How do you handle schedule slips or increased requirements in the middle of a project?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    It is tough interview

    Interview Questions
    • Which is running faster by using for loop or while loop with 1,000,000 cycle   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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