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Updated Feb 28, 2014

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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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Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

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Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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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Project Manager Interview

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Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2013.

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

Interview Question – 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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Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university - interviewed at McAfee in August 2010.

Interview Details Three interviews and a short writing test. Took about 3 hours. People were nice. They wanted to know what my questions were. I wish I had come with more questions prepared.

Interview Question – What do you hope to get out of this internship?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Back End Interview

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Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee in November 2013.

Interview Details 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

Interview Question – many unexpected questions from manager.   Answer Question

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Senior Sales Engineer Interview

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Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details 12 interviews with management from SE Manager to VP, sales executives, and peers in Sales Engineering, including 15 minutes presentation on product. Initially had phone screen with HR, then with hiring manager. Continues on to phone interviews and in-person. Felt comfortable with most of questions and able to respond successfully. Questions were more personality vs technical.

Interview Question – Why choose McAfee over competition, such as Symantec?   Answer Question

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Marketing Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at McAfee in August 2013.

Interview Details 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 Question – 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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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee in May 2013.

Interview Details It was as professional as it could be. I first had a phone interview. The interviewer introduced himself and the team well, went through my resume, my current and past work then few quick general problem solving questions. Afterwards an on-site interview was scheduled within a few days. Interviewers were very humble and the environment was really friendly. HR was professional and acted promptly.

Interview Question – Questions were straightforward programming questions with reasonable clarity.   Answer Question

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Channel Account Manager Interview

Channel Account Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in May 2013.

Interview Details comes with a min of 5 round interview policy, a matrix organization.
Culturally focused & Values oriented. all 5 interviewees were very dynamic, and open about company's culture. be open as open about your personality with them. it's a great opportunity for both party to find out if both parties are a fit.

it was overall a fun interview , got to meet some great people.

Interview Question – Probably "Why McAfee?"   Answer Question

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Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

Senior Software Development Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in June 2013.

Interview Details 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.

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