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Updated Apr 19, 2014
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Software Development Engineer Interview

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in April 2014.

Interview Details telephonic round was there for the post of software engineer in java technology. it was around 1 hour and 30 minuts long. there was java's technical questions and some data structure's question. basic of java core and link list and queue insersion and deletion. there was 2-3 puzzuls

Interview Question – There are three box with apple, orange and apple+orange, all three are identical, one have to know which box have which fruit exactly and one can open one box maximum.   Answer Question

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Principal Engineer Interview

Principal Engineer

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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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Software QA Engineer Interview

Software QA Engineer
Bangalore

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in April 2010.

Interview Details aptitude and technical test
testing an application
3 technical interviews from different teams
managerial interview
hr round

Interview Question – completely technical and few on the aptitude side.
all questions were based on the projects mentioned
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Negotiation Details – offer upto market standards

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Associate Software Engineer Interview

Associate Software Engineer
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2010.

Interview Details 2 or 3 face to face rounds with one round with manager and another with HR

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Associate Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

Senior Software Development Engineer
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2010.

Interview Details The hiring process usually consist of 3 technical rounds followed by a discussion with Manager/HR on compensation and a final discussion with the director. The second round is a code test round where candidates are supposed to solve coding challenges.

Interview Question – All questions were straightforward.   Answer Question

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Principal Software Engineer Interview

Principal Software Engineer
Bangalore

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in March 2012.

Interview Details 2 rounds of telecon followed by one 3 hour online test followed by 3 more interviews. HR offer was just a formality. I was impressed with Sr folks out there they were approchable and mingled well.
Two rounds are 45 minutes over a phone, and each round is almost elimination round.

Interview Question – Coding a variant of trie and iterating in a zig zaw fashion.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Loved MCafee people and was sure will not be able to stay put for more than a year do thought of waiting for sometime and so joined another firm. I am firm in returning to them.

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Associate Software Engineer Interview

Associate Software Engineer
Mangalore

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at McAfee in August 2012.

Interview Details First they shortlist few candidates from E-Litmus scores, which includes Quantitative, Problem Solving and Verbal, then they take Technical objective exam.
Then 2-3 rounds of Interview.

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

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I Have Been Working At McAfee Full-time Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in March 2013.

Interview Details Interesting work
great Place to work
flex timings

Negotiation Details – What ask that mach i got

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