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McAfee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Waterloo, ON

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Reason for Declining – Win32 is out of date and low-level windows programming is a thing of the past.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

Senior Development Manager Interview

Senior Development Manager
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in February 2010.

Interview Details Multiple rounds of phone interviews from Sr. leadership team from India and US followed by a face to face interview by a panel of hiring manager and other sr leadership. Overall interview process was done quickly post this final offer took too long...

Interview Question – Nothing specific. Mostly tried to see the fitment to the specific role.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software QA Engineer Interview

Software QA Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in May 2011.

Interview Details written n oral things, telephone calls. post that there was a face to face interview related to analytical and soft skills.
at the end of the day you should be done with less hassles. Interviewers are patient and the HR also interacts very well

Interview Question – not much   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – wfh not available


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Marketing Manager Interview

Senior Marketing Manager
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at McAfee in February 2010.

Interview Details Process was long and painful, stops and starts, which took about 2 months. After initial phone interview, went back 3 times to meet with numerous individuals. One interview cancelled the morning of but I still had to meet with another individual so consequently had to return another time.

Interview Question – How will you make an impact in your first 90 days. Good question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Short as they raised the salary req based on my experience from what they had originally stated


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details Recruiter submitted, met with VP and Director separately discussed expectations. An offer was made within 3 business days.

Interview Question – Are you comfortable with firing people.   View Answer


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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Account Manager Interview

Senior Account Manager
Plano, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2012.

Interview Details Easy Interview process, Most of hiring managers were relatively new.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary, no curve balls   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – NONE....they didn't care about experience or performance, just wanted a warm body


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern
Santa Clara, CA (US)

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in March 2014.

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

Interview Question – 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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Operations Analyst Interview

Marketing Operations Analyst
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online - interviewed at McAfee in December 2012.

Interview Details The hiring process was smooth with quick follow-ups. THe first round was with the direct hiring manager and the other subsequent rounds were just to give you a feel of your stakeholders and counterparts.

Interview Question – It was nothing difficult, as long as you are confident in what you are saying   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details It was a great experience, fast and with good communication between me and HR.

Negotiation Details – Unfortunately, there's one component of their variable salary that's not clearly explained in the process. It's the MBO part, which is also part of the Sales Teams variable salary. This varies, but can represent from 5% (if you are an Individual Contributor) up to 20% (if you are a Sales People Manager). For those who are in the second scenario, watch out! This MBO is quarterly paid and it can be difficult to get (1 or 2/year at most). Also it's presented as "sales targets"…Generally it's linked to sales attainment (seasonality), this is why it's difficult to get. Apart from it, it's a nice place to work.

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