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McAfee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Development Manager Interview

Senior Development Manager
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in February 2010.

Interview Details – Multiple rounds of phone interviews from Sr. leadership team from India and US followed by a face to face interview by a panel of hiring manager and other sr leadership. Overall interview process was done quickly post this final offer took too long...

Interview Question – Nothing specific. Mostly tried to see the fitment to the specific role.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Lead Development Representative Interview

Lead Development Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2013.

Interview Details – First interview: with the HR: Usuallu goes well, with casual questions about why you want to work there, what experiences you've had in sales and marketing, what skills do you have, any success you'd like to talk about...
Second interview: with the manager: A bit more technical, about what your aspirations are, how you react to failures, skills...
Third interview: Face to face with the manager

Interview Question – There were fairly okay questions, no tricky ones.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software QA Engineer Interview

Software QA Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in May 2011.

Interview Details – written n oral things, telephone calls. post that there was a face to face interview related to analytical and soft skills.
at the end of the day you should be done with less hassles. Interviewers are patient and the HR also interacts very well

Interview Question – not much   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – wfh not available


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

Interviewed at McAfee

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 Question – 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

Reason for Declining – Win32 is out of date and low-level windows programming is a thing of the past.


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Software Development Engineer Interview

Software Development Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – 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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Operations Analyst Interview

Marketing Operations Analyst
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online - interviewed at McAfee in December 2012.

Interview Details – The hiring process was smooth with quick follow-ups. THe first round was with the direct hiring manager and the other subsequent rounds were just to give you a feel of your stakeholders and counterparts.

Interview Question – It was nothing difficult, as long as you are confident in what you are saying   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details – It was a great experience, fast and with good communication between me and HR.

Negotiation Details – Unfortunately, there's one component of their variable salary that's not clearly explained in the process. It's the MBO part, which is also part of the Sales Teams variable salary. This varies, but can represent from 5% (if you are an Individual Contributor) up to 20% (if you are a Sales People Manager). For those who are in the second scenario, watch out! This MBO is quarterly paid and it can be difficult to get (1 or 2/year at most). Also it's presented as "sales targets"…Generally it's linked to sales attainment (seasonality), this is why it's difficult to get. Apart from it, it's a nice place to work.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Principal Engineer Interview

Principal Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – 1. Team lead round
2. Hands on coding test
3. Manager round
4. Group manager round
5 HR round (final)

Interview Question – Coding test in given system   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was positive for me


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test
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.
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Lead Development Representative Interview

Lead Development Representative
Cork (Ireland)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in January 2013.

Interview Details – 3 Interviews including final panel presentation

Interview Question – Why do I want to work for McAfee   View Answer

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