Brocade Communications Interview Questions 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 applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Brocade Communications in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    excellent -- organized and responsive

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

    Senior Manager, Advertising Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Business Systems Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Engineering Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
  9.  

    Senior Recruiter Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Brocade Communications in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a friend that Brocade had several opportunities for a Contract Recruiter and so I went on-line and applied to the position. i received an E-mail confirmation and was contacted the next day by the hiring manager. We had a brief discussion on my background ( 45 minutes) and scheduled a time to meet the following day. I met the hiring manager, a peer, and the Staffing Director for approx, 30 minutes each. I was asked to cover past projects. number of openings that I responsible for, average time to fill those openings, etc. The questions were pretty straight forward and were well thought out.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the Applicant Tracking System (if any) that was used in your hiring process   View Answer
    • Describe the details of full-cycle recruitment   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The hourly pay was non-negotiable as I fit the profile of existing Contractors and was brought in as the same hourly amount as my peers. I found the hourly pay to be competitive with the market.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed 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
  11.  

    Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Brocade Communications in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very professional and complete. Got a good sense of the people, the position and the company. Was very very happy with the whole process. Really increased my excitement for joining the company.

    There were some hangups in the process, but they were communicated and explained very well. It did take a bit longer than I would like, but it was still one of the best interview processes I have gone through.

    NOTHING like the BS they put you through at Google

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really stands out, they were all very standard questions for the role.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very very open, honest, and in the end generous.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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