Brocade Communications Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    Sales Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Brocade Communications (San Jose, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and 4 weeks later a recruiter contacted me to set up a 30 minute phone interview. A few days later I was notified I moved on to the on-site interview with different hiring managers and people I would work with

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    Senior Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Brocade Communications (San Jose, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Hiring manager was late-left me in a sterile conference room for over 30 minutes. Seemed scattered and uninterested in whether I joined the company or not. Didn't ask many in-depth questions about process or my previous experience.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Brocade Communications (San Jose, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by the three different managers. The main hiring manager was extremely pleasant to speak with. He went out of his way to explain what Brocade is all about what Brocade could offer me and what he thought I could offer Brocade. I was then interviewed by another manager, which was also very pleasant. After my visit at the Brocade office, I was interviewed by phone by the final manger. It meant a lot to me that, although busy, he took time to gauge me and gave me a fair shot.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Brocade Communications.

    Interview

    Three back to back interview rounds then next day with HR manager.
    They asked me about my previous experience, technical questions related to the Job and couple of psychology and management related questions.
    Keeping my fingers crossed!

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    • Asked me to how do i handle stressful situations?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Brocade Communications in March 2015.

    Interview

    Process took around 2 months from the day i applied to the last round. i have applied online from brocade website in the last week of january. got a call from hiring manager in a week for 1st round. then after 1 and half month i got a mail saying i have selected for 2nd and final round conducted by 3 people for 1 and half hour(30 min each). i got a offer after 4 days :)

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    • 1st round on resume 2nd and final rounds on basic C, C++ and networking concepts and question on projects i have done related to C and C++   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Brocade Communications (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Awesome experience. Great people. Very efficient process. Great communication during the entire process. Use of technology assisted in the process making remote interviews more efficient and effective. Interviewed first with HR and then with department heads and subsequent employees I would be working with. Presented a great balanced company with many benefits and talented people to work with.

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    • What did you read while your ate breakfast?   1 Answer
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    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Brocade Communications.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by a recruiter a few weeks later. There was no phone interview. Came in for an in person and met with two managers back to back.

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    • No technical questions at all. Was all about my resume and past experiences.   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Brocade Communications.

    Interview

    Behavior Questions

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    Statistical Forecasting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Brocade Communications (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online and got a 30 miniutes phone interview. The questions focus on time series and forecasting methods.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Brocade Communications.

    Interview

    A recruiter for Brocade contacted me & after a lengthy phone screen set me up for 3 more phone screens with EAs in SoCal (the HQ). Then I was set up for 3 meetings in the town where the job is. In all I spent over 7 hours being grilled thoroughly but I didn't mind as they seemed sincere in their efforts. After the final (7th!) meeting I heard nothing. The final guy must have nixed me as the other 6 would not have suggested we meet if they didn't feel it was a fit. (Final guy is known for being tough, but our hour long meeting included such detailed discussion that I thought we were clicking.) I totally misjudged this, but cannot believe they didn't bother with closure after taking up so much of my (& their!) time. Would never interview with them again.
    Update: After several weeks I heard from the recruiter who said the VP was happy with me but insisted they find one other candidate before he made a decision. I guess they were going to ask me to hang tight while they kept looking. I had already accepted another offer, so I had no interest. It's one thing to have high standards, but if there are no other candidates worthy of meeting this guy, the recruiter should have presented his findings on paper & told him, "This is what's out there...you met the best one." They could have filled the position as I was quite interested. Still, my new job is great, so maybe they did me a favor.

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    • None too tough - they were thorough, but relevant - each person was really quite good at interviewing.   Answer Question

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