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Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2013.
It was as professional as it could be. I first had a phone interview. The interviewer introduced himself and the team well, went through my resume, my current and past work then few quick general problem solving questions. Afterwards an on-site interview was scheduled within a few days. Interviewers were very humble and the environment was really friendly. HR was professional and acted promptly.
- Questions were straightforward programming questions with reasonable clarity. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX).
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.
- about post 2009 financial market regulations Answer Question
i got the top band of the pay range, so I did not negotiate.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in April 2013.
Phone interview with a manager.
- What do you like least about your current internship? 1 Answer
Didn't negotiate. Got a phone call from HR and accepted the offer and the salary on the spot.
- Accepted Offer
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.
- What is your social media strategy for training? Answer Question
Very straight forward, I started as a contractor and then was converted to an employee
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee.
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.
- Case Question and Technical Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McAfee (San Jose, CA) in November 2012.
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.
- All about job experiences Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2012.
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.
- How does my current position relate to this new position? Answer Question
Minimal, given it was a contract position.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in October 2012.
Easy Interview process, Most of hiring managers were relatively new.
- Nothing out of the ordinary, no curve balls Answer Question
NONE....they didn't care about experience or performance, just wanted a warm body
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in September 2012.
I did several phone interviews before finally going into the Plano, TX office for a face to face interview. When I arrived to the 3rd floor of their building and guided towards the sales area I immediately got the feeling that this was a telemarketing center. The kind of place that you'd expect to be getting a call from someone raising money for the Policeman's Benevolent Society, March of Dimes or trying to sell you an extended warranty on your car. They have these really small cubes with basically no walls and all the sales reps were totally jammed together, hundreds of them it seemed. It was so loud as I was walking by that I cannot imagine how anyone actually thinks in that office. A lot of the people I saw on the phones were walking around with wireless headsets and walking into other people's work space while talking loudly on the phone. Most of the sales reps were dressed very unprofessionally, the manager that interviewed me was dressed like he was getting ready to go out to a Club for the night. Overall a very negative experience. This might be a great place for people with no sales or technology sales experience to come in and get that experience then move on to somewhere better, somewhere more professional but it wasn't right for me and I turned down the offer that arrived a week later. It wasn't even a really competitive offer compared with others I received in the same market/industry. A coworker who just joined me at my job just came from McAfee and they said that place was a "nightmare and full of children", glad I didn't go there!
- What is your 60 day plan if we hire you. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
The offer was not competitive. Offers from two other technology companies in Dallas were much higher. Above all though the work environment at McAfee is far below expectations, definitely a telemarketing site filled with telemarketing type people.
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Beaverton, OR) in July 2012.
I submitted and within a week, received a call from the main campus in California to go through my resume and then set up a phone interview with the team lead. The team lead called at the scheduled time, and we talked for roughly forty minutes about the job requirements and my qualifications. He told me at the end of the call that he would recommend an in-person interview, and I heard back from HR for that interview. The in-person interview took two hours. The first hour was with the development team, and the second hour was with the writing team. People on the teams took turns asking me questions about the position, how I would handle the workload, and what interested me most about the position. The interview ended at almost exactly the two-hour mark, and I spoke briefly with the team lead again before leaving and being told they'd call me to let me know.
- How would you handle a last-minute emergency from a writer when you have multiple projects that need attention? 1 Answer
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