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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Waterloo, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details They took months to process and then asked for my background check but proceed with other candidate even though background check was clear.

Interview Question – They asked to write code on white board.
Question : write the algorithm for word file history.
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Summer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Jose, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee in April 2014.

Interview Details Took a while to get a responds from my application. Interview questions were strange.

Interview Question – How many barber shops are in San Francisco?   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in April 2014.

Interview Details telephonic round was there for the post of software engineer in java technology. it was around 1 hour and 30 minuts long. there was java's technical questions and some data structure's question. basic of java core and link list and queue insersion and deletion. there was 2-3 puzzuls

Interview Question – There are three box with apple, orange and apple+orange, all three are identical, one have to know which box have which fruit exactly and one can open one box maximum.   Answer Question

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Senior Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

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

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Senior Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
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

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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee

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

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Summer Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
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

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Marketing Operations Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
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

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Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
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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Partner Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

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

Interview Question – None very easy   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Inflexible

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