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McAfee Interview Questions in Santa Clara, CA

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Contacted by HR. Interview process started with half an hour phone call with Hiring Manager. Invited for 5 round of interview at onsite, including hiring manager. Fairly easy questions but they wanted all of them to be written on paper, which was tedious. There was no technical discussion, just simple programs. Most of the guys were really in different zone, may be not in sync with current market and I would not blame them as that's what happen when you are in the same company for long time :). Finally offer was low compare to the expectation.

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    Cloud Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through the company website and got a call in approximately 2 weeks. The first round was a telephonic interview which mainly concentrated on my previous projects. All the questions were related to academic projects and previous work projects. The second round was a technical interview on C/C++ programming language. All standard questions of which most of them are available in glassdoor.

    Interview Questions

    • All important concepts in C++ like exception handling, auto pointer, virtual functions   Answer Question
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    Partner Marketing Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Phone screen with recruiter, phone screen with team member, Interviewed with hiring mgr, interviewed with 3 peers

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Inflexible

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    Summer Intern Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Two round phone interview, first manager and then team member interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Manager interview is about background experience of education, project experience details, and language preference. Team member interview is about basic technical questions. Algorithms of Mathematical problem of get series of numbers from number a to number b, SQL basic problem of outer join and inner join, balanced binary search tree and binary search tree problem.   Answer Question
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    Interaction Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    There was one initial phone call with the HR. After that, another phone call with the hiring manager. The hiring manager asked me to complete a design assignment in addition.

    There was three parts to the on-site Interview process. The first is a group presentation to the entire design team for about a hour. The second part includes several 1 on 1 with key stakeholders (product managers, sr. engineers, members of the design team, hiring manager), and with enough time left, you will do a design exercise with several design team members. The design exercise lasts about a hour where they will give you an example problem/project and you will role play and respond to the scenario. The entire on-site interview process could take up to 5 hours.

    If they have doubts about your skill, be prepared for a second on-site interview or even more design assignments that you will have to complete.

    Interview Questions

    • The design exercise can throw some candidates off. Some good advices - be very authentic to who you are. Note that it really isn't about the design solution you come up with. They are not looking for the right answer, but your thinking process and the way you interact with other design team members.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Back End Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    got a email on tuesday and was scheduled for phone interview on imediate next day. phone interview was really good. and then scheduled a on site interview.
    on site interview is the toughest interview i ever faced, lot of unexpected question.s

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    UI Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Began with contact by a technical recruiter based on resume postings on job boards. Phone interview with members of the development team and hiring manager. In-person interview with hiring team Q&A session, design exercise and coding exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you would be a good fit for this team?   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I had an interview with the recruiter for 30 minutes asking my background, then they brought me in for face to face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • You are given a task to take a lead on a project on the first day of job, how did you go about it?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Initial communication was an email requesting a meet and greet to be scheduled with the hiring manager. Scheduling time with a manager and meeting to discuss the opportunity.

    Interview Questions

    • The specific key desire the hiring manager required for the position was not an elimate or experience this candidate possessed.   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee 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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