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McAfee Interview Questions

Updated Jun 17, 2017
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview

    At first the standard telephone interview, in order to check if the candidate is suitable for a face to face interview. Then the second stage with the face to face interview. The face to face interview consisted of a quick tour of the building, showing all the facilities, then after a test.

    Interview Questions

    • I suggest to get ready for questions specific to the role.   Answer Question

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    QA Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    Very thorough interview process. Included around 6 rounds with a written technical & aptitude test

    Interview Questions

    • Why do want to join our company ?
      Why should I hire you ?   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    First round is technical round. They are asking C# basic questions,Linq,Xml queries.
    Second round they asked me to write code on the test machine. which is having 25 programs, ASP.net,C#,Ado.net,Xml....
    Third round is managerial round and most of the questions related to testing questions

    Interview Questions

    • Second round they asked me to write code on the test machine. which is having 25 programs, ASP.net,C#,Ado.net,Xml....   Answer Question

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    Senior Product Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clarita, CA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    1. Initial Phone Interview.
    2. 6 One on One interviews
    3. HR Screening (BG check etc)
    4. Offer

    Interview Questions

    • 1. You think Certifications such as CISSP makes a difference?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    1. Keep it simple and dont play games.


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    Senior Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    There are a minimum of 3 rounds one of which will be a coding round in code of your preference.
    Round 1 - involved basic aptitude and QA concepts
    Round 2 - involved more details questions on the tasks that you would be involved in
    Round 3 - a coding round that involved 2 or 3 simple programs in C++ (they did ask me what language I was comfortable with)

    Additionally there will be HR rounds and meetings with your senior managers and so on.

    Interview Questions

    • Coding round was unexpected. They asked me to write a sorting algorithm, some previous question, writing and reading from a file   Answer Question

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    i was called for interview through elitmus but when i reached there i found out there were several rounds. The first round was a technical interview and it was focused on data structures. The second round was a coding exercise(very tough) but the good part is the questions are repeated.

    Interview Questions

    • making functions to find out the length of largest left and right substrings in a number whose sum is equal   Answer Question

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    2 stages of selection for interview shortlisting. An eLitmus percentile of 98+ followed by a Multiple choice quiz on computer science, Data structures and programming fundamentals. The latter should not be much of a problem if you are thorough with the basics, though getting a good eLitmus score is the hard part. The job role included a combination of development and testing.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a data structure where insertion, deletion, data access and get random element are all done in O(1), i.e., constant time. (Without using STL or Hash tables)   3 Answers
    • Many coding questions about friend functions in C++.   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (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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    Sales Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Takes quite a bit to get in the door. This tends to be a very slow process. Your best bet is to have it be an employee referral. Their HR department seems to have some turnover so you can get tripped up there. Interviewed for a position and it took 4 weeks to get called back for a second interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Since I was out of work there was a take it or leave it attitude from HR manager.


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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)) in March 2008.

    Interview

    Interview was a dream process. My hiring manager arranged me to fly in to Bangalore to attend the interview. All the four rounds were conducted one after another with a 30 minutes break. Interview was mature and highly relevant to position.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your design philosophy for software products and specifically for security products?   Answer Question

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