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McAfee Interview Questions

Updated 16 Feb 2017
228 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you explain what a database is to a 5 year old?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Phone Interview and subsequent in-person interview

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty standard stuff, just asking about my previous experience and my comfort level working on the projects they had in mind   Answer Question
  3.  

    Software Engineer Back End Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA (US)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    UI Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Began with contact by a technical recruiter based on resume postings on job boards. Phone interview with members of the development team and hiring manager. In-person interview with hiring team Q&A session, design exercise and coding exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you would be a good fit for this team?   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA (US)) in October 2013.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • 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
  7.  

    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McAfee (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    They were very quick and hurried, I meet in person with 6 people one on one. Each person had 30 minuets to interview me. Four of the interviewers ask the exact same questions so I believe there was no communication or plan around their process. Two interviewers admitted to not reading my resume before the interview.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    At no point was I given time to ask interviewers questions, I had nothing to go on.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA (US)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview

    I was contacted on LinkedIn for a Sales position. After an initial interview with global/regional HR, I continued to having an interview with local (Cork) HR. After that, I had a short interview (10 min) with the person who was my potential boss/senior manager. I also had to do an intelligence test online. Then I was invited to the Cork office for a full day assessment center, where I did interviews and case interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a situation where you had to persuade someone/a group of people to do something   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at McAfee (Santa Clara, CA (US)).

    Interview

    No. of technical interviews: 4. One telephonic, 3 F2F
    First the project and requirement was explained. Very good questions asked relevant to job and current project.

    Interview Questions

    • What is secure programming needed for mobile platforms. Explain various types of security threats which should be considered as use case.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiate well, as you will not get 2nd chance after coming in.

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