Brocade Communications Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014
Updated May 8, 2014
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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Brocade Communications in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter from Brocade to set up a telephonic interview. The interview was relatively easy and consisted of questions on sockets, VLANs, TCP/IP, ARP. Then they asked about my projects, some operating systems concepts like difference between thread and process. Finally he concluded the interview saying he thinks I am suitable for a software engineer in test and not a software developer. Key point being not a single coding question asked yet he arrives at that conclusion.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior 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 3 days - interviewed 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
  3.  

    Internship In Compliance and Internal Audit Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Brocade Communications in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer is a director of audit and compliance. He is an executive. He asks just basic questions about your background and fit with the company but he values the fact that you have good communication skills and you go streight to the point. He has a british/australian accent and he speaks really fast.

    Interview Questions
    • What soft skills did you learn in your MBA?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Brocade Communications in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    There was an initial conversation with the HR personnel followed by a phone interview and after that an onsite day long interview was scheduled that consisted of my meeting everyone in their organization.

    Questions were related to product management and pricing and background experience and the interview over the phone had a puzzle to be solved. The HR personnel was unresponsive over email and had to be contacted frequently.

    Interview Questions
    • What metrics would you use to define the success of a product you have launched?   Answer Question
    • What factors would you consider when pricing our X product ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Financial 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 a day - interviewed at Brocade Communications in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Only had one interview and a follow up over the phone to discuss salary before they issued offer letter. HR and interviewer where very pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Partner Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Brocade strung me on by scheduling interviews with 8 people that didn't lead anywhere. When I tried to get feedback from the in-house recruiter, she promised to respond w/in 24 hours, but I never heard back.

    Interview Questions
    • Dell is currently selling like a Wal-Mart. We want them to sell like a Nordstroms. How would you go about getting Dell to sell like a Nordstoms?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed 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
  9.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Brocade Communications in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    basic, nothing special, just technical question surrounding routing, switching

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Brocade Communications.

    Interview Details

    Local Tele Discussion, Local F2F Discussions and one US Call

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brocade Communications.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me through one of the job portal, scheduled couple of technical interviews with US folks and India, and then face-to-face interview with hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview went pretty OK, mainly on the current projects and challenges.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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