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McAfee Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 11, 2014
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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at McAfee in August 2009.

Interview Details – First of all,They have an intensive analytical exam conducted by PRO-METRIC. This will contain a relatively easy Technical test also.This is the toughest part of process.If you clear the exam then half work done.Exam is on par with CAT.....Ans then Technical interview in skills like C,data structures.O.S concepts and networking......McAfee is very good company if u want to work in Development.......I repent on missing my opportunity as i was tensed a lot and spoiled interview as it was my first ever.....So be cool and crack it...

Interview Question – Simple Q's on usage of switch,Linked list and some good puzzles   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

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Software Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in August 2010.

Interview Details – The interviewer was very friendly & asked many good questions. Most were language questions on c++ & specially on pointers , data structures. Although the questions were not very tough, you will need to brush up a bit before the interview.

 Most of the questions were from Effective C++ book series. Heard from friends that the work culture is very good & they do understand the need for work-life balance

Interview Question – Sorting algorithms   Answer Question


No Offer

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Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee in May 2013.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – Questions were straightforward programming questions with reasonable clarity.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

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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.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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Software Engineer

The process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in May 2012.

Interview Details – most of the question are about OS, Network , C

Interview Question – describe the virtual memory techniques   Answer Question


No Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in September 2008.

Interview Details – Caveat: This is one of the bizarre interviews I have had so far.
It was a very straight fwd process. Whole process took just a day. A written exam to start off, not a tough one at all. After screening, we were announced timings for the first round. The initial round was by an HR. He did not have any technical background for sure, so, he just asked two questions on basic math(apti/set theory, whatever you want to call it) and then the round was over. Looked like short-listed people would be called for the next round, interestingly none of the candidates were shortly. I was shocked, but, then it happens.

Interview Question – Question was on set theory. It was some application of demorgan's law. thats it.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – I was called for a on site interview, where 3 ppl interviewed me. They mainly asked about my last job and work experience and C technical questions

Interview Question – There was no unexpected Question. All the questions were related to 'C' language and asked to write programs in 'C' like itoa, malloc etc   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details – Because it was an internal referral. I was invited to onsite immediately after one round of phone screen. It was really nice experience with them and following up from recruiter is quick as well. The only problem was my expected salary is higher than what they are willing to offer. So it didn't work out. Very nice people by the way.

Interview Question – What is the biggest challenge you faced during your current employment. There are so many challenges so it was kinda hard to organize it right and clean and to represent it. Overall, the interview was not very hard.   Answer Question

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