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McAfee Senior Software Development Engineer Interview Questions

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Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England (UK)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at McAfee (Aylesbury, England (UK)) in March 2008.

Interview

After talking to the recruiter, and going through the usual "skills checklist" and "small talk" (personality assessment?), a phone interview (by the hiring manager) was conducted. The interview was mainly technical.

After that, a series of interviews was booked (all during the course of one day). First, there was a C++ test (to be solved by developing software on a stand-alone computer), followed by a 1:1 with the hiring manager (of a technical background), then a 1:1 with the director for the division (the hiring manager's manager).

Interview Questions

  • Can't quite remember. Everything was reasonable for the technical level they were hiring for.   1 Answer

Negotiation

As I already had an offer from another company at the time of the interviews, McAfee moved forward quite quickly, and made an offer on the next day, quoting they weren't interested in a "bidding war" with the other company.

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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    It was employee referal. I had 1 telephonic, 1 technical, 1 technical manager and 1 HR. It started with telephonic round, more on c++ questoins : virtual destructor, constructors, virtual functions. Then next day i was called for face to face where more focus on linux kernel internals and asked to write a program to implement singleton pattern. Then after a week i got a call for technical manager round where questions are on network security and networking fundamentals. Then Final HR round

    Interview Questions

    • Bit deeper into c++ but not tough, all standard c++ questions. Be prepared with networking basics, c, c++, data structures.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    One of the best HR round. There was no negotiation, they offered what i was looking for.


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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee in April 2011.

    Interview

    Telephonic, 3 rounds in F2F followed, one more telephonic by US team followed by Manager and HR. It went fine. Interview was not difficult. Overall the process took around 20 days.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    First 2 rounds were the telephonic interview.
    1st one was taken by dev engineer: Basically networing, OS, Kernel.
    2nd round was taken by the hiring manager: He focused on puzzles, and expectations.

    Then I was called for F2F, where I have 3 technical, 1 HR, 1 discussion with hire management, then I was offered and i excepted it.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The HR offer me a package, I will says he was not at all friendly, I will suggest him to improve in this field. Well the hiring manager talked to me and he was convincing. Initially they offered me a draft version. The actual package was offered me 6-7 days after the interview. They have some approval process from US. I will say this approval process is very slow, one other area that needs improvement.


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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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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    Interview process consists of following rounds

    1. Telephonic: Technical and High level work exp
    2. Inside office 4 technical rounds + 1 written coding test on pen and paper (familiar algo questions)

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McAfee in November 2015.

    Interview

    Initially got a call and told they were interested in profile and I was asked to come to F2F the next morning. It started with a F2F technical round which lasted for about 45 mins. The technical questions asked were related to the skill set interviewed for and was mainly scenario based and performance improvement based. 2nd Round was the coding round where I was given 5 problem statement and was asked to implement the solution. this round took about 1.5 hrs and the 3rd round was again the technical F2F round which lasted for another 45/meeting mins. That was it for the day and there was another F2F discussion after 5 days and this was just the project briefings and expectation settings. After this was the HR discussion which went on for about .5 hours. The offer letter was released after a weeks time.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The salary offered is not in par to the market standards. They offer only 20% hike to the lateral entry with 7+ experience. You can negotiate further to 30% hike or may be more also...


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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McAfee (Bengaluru (India)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    The first round is Written test with many tough questions of C++ to finish within 30 mts.
    The second and third round are technical rounds, fourth round is directly you are given a laptop to write a Program and demonstrate the results.

    Interview Questions

    • Almost all were tough questions ....   1 Answer
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