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Senior Software Development Engineer
Bangalore

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.

Interview Question – Almost all were tough questions ....   View Answer

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Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bangalore

I applied online - interviewed at McAfee in May 2013.

Interview Details First round is technical round. They are asking C# basic questions,Linq,Xml queries.
Second round they asked me to write code on the test machine. which is having 25 programs, ASP.net,C#,Ado.net,Xml....
Third round is managerial round and most of the questions related to testing questions

Interview Question – Second round they asked me to write code on the test machine. which is having 25 programs, ASP.net,C#,Ado.net,Xml....   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details Technical HR personnel was very good in explaining in initial conversation.
I had 3 Tele rounds and HR person was really frank enough to tell me exact feedback.
for Example, After the 2nd Tele round, He informed me that Interviewer was not much impressed but finally voted as 55 / 45 in my favor.

All 3 tele rounds were focused.
1st - Pure coding skills (1 hr)
2nd : Algorithm Skills (1.5 Hrs)
3rd: NTFS, FS and Kernel (45 Mins)

After I cleared all 3 tele rounds, I was asked to come down to their office for full day interview process.

Interview Question – kernel core dump debugging.   Answer Question

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Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore

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

Interview Details One telephonic and one F2F

Interview Question – Basics of Core Java and small tricky programs on arrays   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer
Bangalore

I interviewed at McAfee in March 2013.

Interview Details i was called for interview through elitmus but when i reached there i found out there were several rounds. The first round was a technical interview and it was focused on data structures. The second round was a coding exercise(very tough) but the good part is the questions are repeated.

Interview Question – making functions to find out the length of largest left and right substrings in a number whose sum is equal   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer Interview

Software Development Engineer
Bangalore

I applied through college or university and interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details 2 stages of selection for interview shortlisting. An eLitmus percentile of 98+ followed by a Multiple choice quiz on computer science, Data structures and programming fundamentals. The latter should not be much of a problem if you are thorough with the basics, though getting a good eLitmus score is the hard part. The job role included a combination of development and testing.

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  • Design a data structure where insertion, deletion, data access and get random element are all done in O(1), i.e., constant time. (Without using STL or Hash tables)   View Answer
  • Many coding questions about friend functions in C++.   Answer Question
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Senior QA
Bangalore

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in January 2013.

Interview Details telephonic+2 face to face+ 1 hr

They took 4 rounds of interview, over a span of 10 days, called me down to office, and asked me to fill up joining form, and in the end, till now, did not get offer letter.
and i doubt if i ever will

Interview Question – do you use pirated mcafee antivirus   Answer Question

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in August 2011.

Interview Details the written test is arranged by e-litmus for which u might find sample questions on internet.
their were 60 questions in 2hr 30 mins(20-quant,20 logical,20-english).Quant was very tough equal to CAT level.
So even attempting 5 correctly will qualify u for next round.. i would suggest to start with logical then english then quant.
Before this e-litmus test their was a technical objective test with 20 questions in 30 minutes which is
failrly simple.(general question on OS/give C program output etc.)
Interviews they were mainly checking ur design capabilities. They asked me to design classes for Minesweeper and asked to write code for checking malicious code in e-mail.
All the Best

Interview Question – design classes for Minesweeper   Answer Question

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Senior Software QA Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bangalore

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in October 2011.

Interview Details The process was good, I think you needs to be more focus on networking.

Interview Question – What is network and how you will configure?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bangalore

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in June 2010.

Interview Details There were two rounds of technical interview. They asked only final year project related questions and some basic dbms ones. Out of sixty only one got selected. Nice company. Disappointed that I did not get through.

Interview Question – What is DDL and DML?   Answer Question

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