McAfee Interview Questions

Updated 12 Apr 2015
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore).

    Interview

    Screening through phone, one to one, manger will take the interview, HR round & Offer, After joining background verification will be done. if there is any problem with the back groung verifiction then candidates will be asked to provide the documents

    Interview Questions

    • How to follow the process and if there is any divation in the process how and whom to bring notice   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Candidates will be offered as per the standards in the industry

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at McAfee (Bangalore) in February 2015.

    Interview

    First round telephonic discussion - 1 hour discussion on C/C++ and Linux OS basics
    Second round F2F, there are total three round, two technical round and one Managerial round. After that HR round.
    I got call for telephonic round and they forgot to call me. Then rescheduled and got call. After that for F2F they forgot to send Call Letter, suddenly called ask to come next day.
    After Three around of F2F interview HR came and asked to Fill up form and had HR interview, ask for Salary - Requested to send all documents early. And NOW they forgot to send offer letter

    Interview Questions

    • Very deep knowledge in C++ required. Tree implementation, BT to BST coding. C algorithms, mergesort coding   1 Answer
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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at McAfee.

    Interview

    There was a screening telephonic interview, followed by face-to-face. Then a call from US.
    Thereafter again a code test. Then manager round, followed by Director. Then HR. This is for McAfee consumer, interview was fairly simple and everything went well.

    Negotiation

    I already had an offer so the increased it to next band.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Difficult and 5 rounds
    Basic concepts
    1. Written Test:- 30 questions from verbal & Non-Verbal reasoning +20 aptitude Questions ,It was the toughest paper,like eltmus questation .
    The written test had 50 questions and were given 1 hour to solve it.
    Today cutoff is 28 questions.
    2.my technical interview was for approx 110 to 120 minutes duration( Blackboard Presentation on code + Questions on computer communication network+memory mangement questaton+questaton from open the file close the file+basic java+3 puzzles questons+alogrithm of data structure)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    NO NEGOTIATION

  6. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Software Dev Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at McAfee (Gurgaon, Haryana) in August 2014.

    Interview

    It consisted five rounds :
    Round 1 : Wrirten test on basics of Java, C and Data Structures. It was damn easy. 20 questions in 30 minutes. I guess those could be solved in less than 15 minutes. Questions were based on array declaration, simple questions on stacks, queues, linked lists, BSTs and arrays.

    Round 2: Out of 60, 24 were selected this round. It was technical interview. Questions asked were :
    1. Write node structure of linked list in C?
    2. Write a C program to detect loop in a linked list?
    3. Write a program to reverse a linked list? 4. Write a program to reverse a linked list which contains a loop? Header node would be node where loop started.
    I answered them all in one go. Interviewer was happy with my confidence and appraised me.

    Round 3 : 12 were selected for this round. Again it was a technical interview. Questions asked were :
    1. You have four identical looking tablets. Two are for cold and two are for fever. You have to take one fever and one cold tablet. Overdose may kill you. All tablets lie in same category container.
    2. How to delete a node in a linked list pointer to which is given?
    3. Swap even and odd bits in a 32 bit integer.
    4. Implement queue using two stacks.
    5. You have 25 horses and 5 lanes. 5 horses can race at a time. Minimum no. of races required to find top three horses.
    6. How will you detect that two numbers on addition will overflow integer range?

    Interviewers were a Sardarji and one other friendly guy. They greeted me and motivated me very well.

    Round 4 : Only 7 were selected for this round. Again interviewer was friendly and told me various things about McAfee and their Gurgaon Wing.
    1. How would you find median of two sorted arrays and its optimized solution?
    I did that and he said "Cool". Actually, I don't know why they were asking so easy questions.
    Then we had a long discussion on Over flow in adding two numbers and I suggested him a way and persuaded him successfully that my method was best.

    Interview Questions

    • ROUND 5 : only 3 were selected. Interviewers were very friendly again.
      How will you test your phone?
       
      Answer Question
    • How will you test that a text box accepting only one character between A-Z is working correctly.   Answer Question
    • What exceptions may occur if you want to read a file from disk?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase as I was a fresher. But yes I got location of my choice and Associate SDE and not Associate SDET as profile.

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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at McAfee in August 2014.

    Interview

    I have worst experience with dell (sonic wall ) , while going with interview process they have 1 telephonic round followed by 4 face to face round .
    2. after that torture will start when it come to interview with director(us), i have given interview at 11.30 PM at night in bangalore
    3. the most worst experience when it come to HR round for salary negotiation , as i already mention my excepted CTC before interview and during interview . but after going through all these torture interview process , in HR round hiring manager unable to giving as expected .
    4. I will not recommend people to go through worst interview process and last you will hear for hirinh HR that dell will not be able to give you as expected .

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was not as expected (CTC)

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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was positive for me

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McAfee (Bangalore) in December 2013.

    Interview

    It was employee referal. I had 1 telephonic, 1 technical, 1 technical manager and 1 HR. It started with telephonic round, more on c++ questoins : virtual destructor, constructors, virtual functions. Then next day i was called for face to face where more focus on linux kernel internals and asked to write a program to implement singleton pattern. Then after a week i got a call for technical manager round where questions are on network security and networking fundamentals. Then Final HR round

    Interview Questions

    • Bit deeper into c++ but not tough, all standard c++ questions. Be prepared with networking basics, c, c++, data structures.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    One of the best HR round. There was no negotiation, they offered what i was looking for.

  10. Helpful (3)  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at McAfee (Bangalore).

    Interview

    1. written objective type
    2. three technical round
    3. one managerial

    Interview Questions

    • mostly focus on basics and they will look for particular skill in a round.   Answer Question
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    QA Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McAfee (Bangalore).

    Interview

    Very thorough interview process. Included around 6 rounds with a written technical & aptitude test

    Interview Questions

    • Why do want to join our company ?
      Why should I hire you ?
       
      Answer Question

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