McAfee Interview Questions

Updated 8 Sep 2014
Updated 8 Sep 2014
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    Associate Software Dev Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at McAfee in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was positive for me
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    One of the best HR round. There was no negotiation, they offered what i was looking for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    QA Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Interview Details

    There are a minimum of 3 rounds one of which will be a coding round in code of your preference.
    Round 1 - involved basic aptitude and QA concepts
    Round 2 - involved more details questions on the tasks that you would be involved in
    Round 3 - a coding round that involved 2 or 3 simple programs in C++ (they did ask me what language I was comfortable with)

    Additionally there will be HR rounds and meetings with your senior managers and so on.

    Interview Questions
    • Coding round was unexpected. They asked me to write a sorting algorithm, some previous question, writing and reading from a file   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I Have Been Working At McAfee Full-time Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McAfee in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interesting work
    great Place to work
    flex timings

    Negotiation Details
    What ask that mach i got
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at McAfee in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Depending on the position and experience the rounds and no of rounds may vary.
    I had a technical round which went on for 1 hr.
    I was asked a couple of questions on coding (programming language was left to my choice).

    I was qualified in that round and then i had a technical cum hr round conducted by hiring manager who was technically sound.

    I cleared this interview and i received my offer letter 2 days after the interview .Till then i wasn't aware of the result.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to write a program that demonstrates the working of Gate Combinations (Digital Design). This was the most interesting that was posed to me.
      I was also asked some puzzles .

      One more question was printing a square matrix in spirtal order where order of matrix is given dynamically at run time.
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    Negotiation Details
    Since i were a fresher when i joined the company , i had known the salary in advance and hence there was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at McAfee in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process had 1 written exam and 3 rounds of tech interviews.Questions in the written exam: program to implement a Stack in Java, improvise it for generics, implement a queue in Java( without using Collections API), what are private final methods, difference between equals and ==, difference between equals and hashCode.
    Technical Interview Questions: What are the ways to create an Object, Executor Framework, Concurrent APIs, Singleton Pattern, Database questions-stored procedure vs functions, clustered vs non-clustered index, design questions (design a client-server software which will install McAfee agent into an enterprise having thousands of computers), how will you take care of singleton in clustered environment.
    Then there were few telephonic round of interviews with people at US.

    Interview Questions
    • If there are 1000 products procuced per minute and 5 consumed per minute, design an optimum using Java Concurrent Packages so that neither producers nor consumers hog the system.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    IT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at McAfee.

    Interview Details

    1 face to face interview followed by a telephonic round with onshore manager. Being enthusiastic about the Job helps and also having good communication makes you a strong candidate

    Negotiation Details
    speak your mind when your expectations are not meant
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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