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Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at McAfee.
Interview Details At first the standard telephone interview, in order to check if the candidate is suitable for a face to face interview. Then the second stage with the face to face interview. The face to face interview consisted of a quick tour of the building, showing all the facilities, then after a test.
Interview Question – I suggest to get ready for questions specific to the role. Answer Question
Senior Software Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McAfee in March 2008.
Interview Details 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 Question – Can't quite remember. Everything was reasonable for the technical level they were hiring for. View Answer
Negotiation Details – 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.
Senior Development Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Software QA Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Senior Marketing Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Senior Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
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
Senior Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Summer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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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