McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter contacted me and did a phone screen. I did not get any feedback until 4 weeks later where he contacted me and wanted to bring me for interview with the team. The first round was scheduled for 5 interviewers but only 4 turn up. The interview question was simple and I did not get any feedback from the recruiter. After 3 weeks, he emailed and he wanted to bring me for another round of interview with the hiring manager and 2 other team members. They have bad track record where the interviewer did not turn up and they promised to arrange for phone interview so I don't have to come back to in-person interview. The interview was straight forward product management questions and each sessions was for 45 mins long. I did not hear anything for 2 months after the 2nd interview session. No email or call to update on the status.

    Interview Questions
    • Which product you manage and why you feel so proud of it? Standard PM question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR Sales Recruiter had an intro level conversation over the phone with me however, weren't very familiar with the details of the position or company. Following our 10min call I was told she'd schedule a meeting with the Hiring Manager (boss to be) however, after 10 business days with no communication I was forced to follow up with the recruiter whom returned my email 24hrs later with an apology, saying she'd take immediate care of it. 5 Business days later with no communication I followed up with the recruiter again and was successful with scheduling the phone interview with the Hiring Manager. This call was on track with expectation, gathering an understanding of the role/company and what the next steps would be. Within 7 days I had a face to face interview with the hiring manager and regional director, receiving an offer letter shortly after.

    Interview Questions
    • I've personally been in the space for some time so there were no questions that I had trouble with however, no questions were technical. Everything revolved around my approach with a sales cycle, how I felt about calling into new customers, cold calls, calling executives, etc..   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They initial offer letter was below my expectation so I came back, roughly 15% higher and we met in the middle. Negotiating was very easy and expected from the company.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Great! Streamlined! Fast! This is much improved, as I saw as a re-tread, from the early hiring process. I see the introduction of this process as a positive aspect.

    Interview Questions
    • Can I do the job? Interesting how it made me rethink my abilities and how I can do the job.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy, but added some time to the transition
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lead Develop Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had applied online and was contacted after one wk by a recruiter, the first telephone interview was with basic questions about my experience in cold call sales and the way I handle now the phone calls (I was working in a Call Center at the time).

    Second interview over the phone was with my future Line Manager. The questions were about ability to disuss with enduser, IT Manager and generate sale interest. Third interview was face to face like a panel interview.

    Reasons for Declining

    The three interviews were spead over more than 2 months, they are much slower than other IT. Meanwhile I was offered a position in a different comp.

    The salary for me would have been 1,800euro per month which I thought was really small. I've found somebody in McAfee Cork to give me more details and told me there is no salary increase yearly, no promotion possibility and that my job would be making a minimum of 70 call every day. My wish was to step away from the call center and telephone calls.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at McAfee in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    First round telephonic discussion - 1 hour discussion on C/C++ and Linux OS basics
    Second round F2F, there are total three round, two technical round and one Managerial round. After that HR round.
    I got call for telephonic round and they forgot to call me. Then rescheduled and got call. After that for F2F they forgot to send Call Letter, suddenly called ask to come next day.
    After Three around of F2F interview HR came and asked to Fill up form and had HR interview, ask for Salary - Requested to send all documents early. And NOW they forgot to send offer letter

    Interview Questions
    • Very deep knowledge in C++ required. Tree implementation, BT to BST coding. C algorithms, mergesort coding   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I did one phone screening, two interviews and a software test at codility.com
    All three interviews wasn't technical, was about team project at university
    and my previous experience. After the phone screening which was a mix
    of technical questions about arrays, pointers and algorithms, I did a phone
    interview with two members of the team. A week later I did an interview
    and a coding test with a supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of conflict in a team and how did you respond.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at McAfee in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I started as a consultant and was brought on full time shortly after. Initial interview was a phone interview for the consultant role. Sr. Financial Analyst position interview was very informal since I was already on the team.

    Interview Questions
    • Specifics regarding technical background   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  10.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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
  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee 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

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