Brocade Communications Interview Questions & Reviews in San Jose, CA

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  1.  

    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Brocade Communications in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Usually, recruiter contacts you for a mtching position. If the skill set matches, the phone interview happens for initial screeningfor 20-30 minutes. Once that goes fine, you are called for an onsite interview which is quite detailed and thorough. It is 4-5 hours process in which 4- 5 come one by one and ask you technical questions related to the requirement.

    Interview Questions
    • In my case, it was QA job in server load balancing in L4-L7 area, so many questions were asked about the TCP/IP stack.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brocade Communications in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    excellent -- organized and responsive

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brocade Communications in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward, quick and efficient.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They low balled me and countered but did not get much out of the negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Brocade Communications in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then in office interview with 3 of the managers. Overall an excellent interview process. Each of the 3 managers I interviewed with were extremely respectful and genuinely interested in learning about me rather than pressing me to see if I will crumble under pressure. I would recommend this company to anyone.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Brocade Communications in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Found out about the company at a career fair and gave my resume to the on-site recruiter. Was contacted a couple of months later by another recruiter, then had a phone interview with the hiring manager, then invited to a several hour long on-site interview with extended team and director. Received an offer about 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected question - "How would you feel about finishing in last place after you just finished a marathon?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Make sure you are happy with your starting base pay as it not likely to change very much unless you are promoted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brocade Communications in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Met with 5 people, very technical interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked questions in a field so new that nobody would know the answer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Manager, Advertising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Brocade Communications in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Process moved very quickly. Initial phone interview lasted about 25 minutes, then I was scheduled to meet with the Director of Adv/Media, Brand manager, and the Sr. Director within 4 days. Each interview lasted 45 minutes. Second round of interviews occurred 3 days later with the Mktg CMO and lasted 45 minutes. Campus is beautiful, people were very friendly and kind, organized, and interviews were insightful. Waiting for written offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Went over skill set, expectations, challenges within company.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    has not occurred yet
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Brocade Communications in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was scheduled to interview with all people on one day. After I arrived I found out that two people had cancelled and I needed t come back. This wasn't optimal.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to discuss Brocade's position in the industry from a competitive standpoint and what I think the company needed to do to win.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Brocade Communications in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Overall very positive. professionally done

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    was able to negotiate abit
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Brocade Communications in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interviewers were very nice. The questions were all related to the position and my resume. No weird or surprise questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a difficult situation you were in and how you responded to it?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a team project you worked on?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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