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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Software Developer

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

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Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

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Aylesbury, England

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.

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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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Software Engineer Interview

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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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Senior Account Manager Interview

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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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Summer Intern Interview

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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

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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

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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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Principal Engineer Interview

Principal Engineer

Interviewed at McAfee

Interview Details 1. Team lead round
2. Hands on coding test
3. Manager round
4. Group manager round
5 HR round (final)

Interview Question – Coding test in given system   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was positive for me

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