Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at McAfee in March 2014.
don't remember when I applied to this position. And someday I just receive an email about a phone interview. It's a conmen interview. Asked about my background. When he heard about that I am a new graduate. He just said thank you and hang the phone. And there's no more info heard. I think they want someone more experienced. And obviously I am not that experienced in this field.
Anyway, their attitude was nice. Just don't match.
- Never thought it could be this short. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA (US)).
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.
- 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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I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Cork (Ireland)).
Ones you get the job they have a very long process before to give you the job contract.
HR is not totally crystal during this process and especially to describing the rule.
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (India, MS (US)) in February 2014.
It was a Case Interview. 4 rounds of interviews one was technical which was straightforward. next 3 rounds were cases. The cases seemed a bit ambiguous, but they are supposed to be ambiguous I guess. More focus on quantitative skills.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day – interviewed at McAfee.
You apply through the website and will eventually work with an in-house recruiter. There's going to be a written test of your skills, followed up by lunch with some managers or senior staff, and followed up with meeting some team members. The process is designed to determine whether you can do the job, and later whether you're someone the team would want to work with. No crazy trick questions, although someone might quiz you about something related to work when they get their chance to talk to you.
Your day-long interview process might end early if you're not making sufficient progress at each of the items on the agenda mentioned above. If you pass, then you'll eventually work through the recruiter as you navigate the process of background checking and other forms to fill out. Not much different than most technical jobs.
- A simple algebra question. Turned out not to be extremely important, but threw me off because I had been preparing for programming questions only. 1 Answer
I compared numbers on Glassdoor and saw that the offer was reasonable. Plus they had great benefits like bonuses, so I didn't negotiate.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAccepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week – interviewed at McAfee (Kfar Saba (Israel)).
At the time of the interview, there were 2 open positions. A software development position and a security research position. I couldn't decide which of them I wanted more, so I applied to both of them, which caused an increase of the number of interviews.
All interviewers were professional and didn't try to make the interview too technical, which I liked
- I had to spot a security problem in c code Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAccepted Offer
I applied in-person – interviewed at McAfee.
Interview process was very lenghty and done by many people both on the phone and in person. Interviews were handled very professionaly and technical oriented. Interviews were held on time as agreed by persons interviewing. HR took a little longer than average to complete the hiring process but they were very friendly and answered any questions I had.
- How would you explain what a database is to a 5 year old? Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore (India)) in December 2013.
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
- Bit deeper into c++ but not tough, all standard c++ questions. Be prepared with networking basics, c, c++, data structures. Answer Question
One of the best HR round. There was no negotiation, they offered what i was looking for.
- Accepted OfferAccepted Offer
Phone Interview and subsequent in-person interview
- Pretty standard stuff, just asking about my previous experience and my comfort level working on the projects they had in mind Answer Question
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