McAfee Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 31, 2015
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McAfee (Saint Paul, MN).

Interview

Phone interview + face-to-face interview. Nothing too tricky. Search google for software interview questions. Meet with the director for some communication software, then a senior software engineer for some basic technical questions. Then meet with a test software manager for some more communication questions. (The hiring manager was on vacation at that time)

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring process usually consist of 3 technical rounds followed by a discussion with Manager/HR on compensation and a final discussion with the director. The second round is a code test round where candidates are supposed to solve coding challenges.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • What is secure programming needed for mobile platforms. Explain various types of security threats which should be considered as use case.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiate well, as you will not get 2nd chance after coming in.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    One telephonic and one F2F

    Interview Questions

    • Basics of Core Java and small tricky programs on arrays   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    There were several rounds of interview, and I was asked about my salary information by the person who interviewed me first. Later on, I realised that he wasn't ask about my salary. However, every other round that I went through was highly professional, and the HR team was also very helpful and friendly. The first day was smooth, and I felt very welcome.

    Interview Questions

    • They needed me to justify why I'd like to quit my current job, and I felt that this was somewhat tricky.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation. They were very rigid on what they wanted to offer.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McAfee (San Jose, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in August 2011.

    Interview

    the written test is arranged by e-litmus for which u might find sample questions on internet. their were 60 questions in 2hr 30 mins(20-quant,20 logical,20-english).Quant was very tough equal to CAT level. So even attempting 5 correctly will qualify u for next round.. i would suggest to start with logical then english then quant. Before this e-litmus test their was a technical objective test with 20 questions in 30 minutes which is failrly simple.(general question on OS/give C program output etc.) Interviews they were mainly checking ur design capabilities. They asked me to design classes for Minesweeper and asked to write code for checking malicious code in e-mail. All the Best

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Atlanta, GA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    It is tough interview

    Interview Questions

    • Which is running faster by using for loop or while loop with 1,000,000 cycle   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee in September 2010.

    Interview

    Interview usually consists of 3 technical rounds and is later accompanied by a managerial round and a HR round. First round was taken by couple of guys who sounded more like technical managers than developers. They had a set of questions and asked them one by one. Second round was more of a skills round where you need to demonstrate your understanding of the technology by coding in a development environment with no Internet access. Again questions asked were basic to medium level. Lastly there was another technical round which was taken by an architect and was pretty straightforward! Overall I felt the interview process was smooth and sounded more of a technical discussion.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you implement observer pattern in OO javascript using an interface?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    McAfee offered a salary which met my expectations. If you have another offer on hand then its always an advantage.

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