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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Senior Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Plano, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in October 2012.

Interview Details Easy Interview process, Most of hiring managers were relatively new.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary, no curve balls   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – NONE....they didn't care about experience or performance, just wanted a warm body

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Software Engineer Interview

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Interview Details I was called for a on site interview, where 3 ppl interviewed me. They mainly asked about my last job and work experience and C technical questions

Interview Question – There was no unexpected Question. All the questions were related to 'C' language and asked to write programs in 'C' like itoa, malloc etc   Answer Question

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Summer Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Santa Clara, CA (US)

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in March 2014.

Interview Details Two round phone interview, first manager and then team member interview.

Interview Question – Manager interview is about background experience of education, project experience details, and language preference. Team member interview is about basic technical questions. Algorithms of Mathematical problem of get series of numbers from number a to number b, SQL basic problem of outer join and inner join, balanced binary search tree and binary search tree problem.   Answer Question

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Marketing Operations Analyst Interview

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Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online - interviewed at McAfee in December 2012.

Interview Details The hiring process was smooth with quick follow-ups. THe first round was with the direct hiring manager and the other subsequent rounds were just to give you a feel of your stakeholders and counterparts.

Interview Question – It was nothing difficult, as long as you are confident in what you are saying   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details It was a great experience, fast and with good communication between me and HR.

Negotiation Details – Unfortunately, there's one component of their variable salary that's not clearly explained in the process. It's the MBO part, which is also part of the Sales Teams variable salary. This varies, but can represent from 5% (if you are an Individual Contributor) up to 20% (if you are a Sales People Manager). For those who are in the second scenario, watch out! This MBO is quarterly paid and it can be difficult to get (1 or 2/year at most). Also it's presented as "sales targets"…Generally it's linked to sales attainment (seasonality), this is why it's difficult to get. Apart from it, it's a nice place to work.

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Partner Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details Phone screen with recruiter, phone screen with team member, Interviewed with hiring mgr, interviewed with 3 peers

Interview Question – None very easy   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Inflexible

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Interaction Designer Interview

Interaction Designer
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details There was one initial phone call with the HR. After that, another phone call with the hiring manager. The hiring manager asked me to complete a design assignment in addition.

There was three parts to the on-site Interview process. The first is a group presentation to the entire design team for about a hour. The second part includes several 1 on 1 with key stakeholders (product managers, sr. engineers, members of the design team, hiring manager), and with enough time left, you will do a design exercise with several design team members. The design exercise lasts about a hour where they will give you an example problem/project and you will role play and respond to the scenario. The entire on-site interview process could take up to 5 hours.

If they have doubts about your skill, be prepared for a second on-site interview or even more design assignments that you will have to complete.

Interview Question – The design exercise can throw some candidates off. Some good advices - be very authentic to who you are. Note that it really isn't about the design solution you come up with. They are not looking for the right answer, but your thinking process and the way you interact with other design team members.   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

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Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at McAfee.

Interview Details They took months to process and then asked for my background check but proceed with other candidate even though background check was clear.

Interview Question – They asked to write code on white board.
Question : write the algorithm for word file history.
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Intern
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at McAfee in May 2012.

Interview Details Submitted resume through college career office in late April. Received interview invitation 3 weeks later, scheduled interview 4 weeks later. Panel interview with sales rep and support account manager. Fairly basic interview; no hard technical questions. Very willing to explain company's products.

Negotiation Details – Stipend was pre-negotiated with my college, but final amount was not revealed until well after the internship.

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Lead Development Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
Cork (Ireland)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at McAfee in January 2013.

Interview Details 3 Interviews including final panel presentation

Interview Question – Why do I want to work for McAfee   View Answer

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