Very Easy Interview
I applied online - interviewed at Brooks Automation in April 2010.
Interview Details – Easy if you have a grain of talent
Interview Question – None - and certainly not technical. These guys are amateurs View Answer
Negotiation Details – none - they are penny pinchers
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brooks Automation in August 2013.
Interview Details – Spoke with five people. It felt like a conversation rather than an interview. I spoke with five people in one at a time, which kept a casual atmosphere. The company has a lot of different groups, and it depends on the department on how the intervews procede.
Interview Question – Nothing to mention. Just be yourself and try to engage and ask questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The internship was through a contracter and paid hourly. The rate was fixed at $20 an hour with time and a half after working 8 hours.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Brooks Automation in July 2012.
Interview Details – Referred by an employee. Interviewed by the management team in Longmont, CO (Granville-Phillips Division). Invited for a second round of interviews with the senior management in Chelmsford, MA. Offered a position as part of the management/leadership team in Longmont, CO. Offer was subsequently withdrawn. 3 months later the offer was re-extended (with 20/20 hindsight, this should have been a clue to what I would face).
Interview Question – Brooks has no internal expertise in strategic marketing; as a result my interview questions were not well designed to determine strategic marketing skills and experience. As I learned later, my "competitors" for the position all came from a sales background. In a tech company of this size and age, there is really no excuse for not understanding the difference between sales and marketing... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Brooks made a low-ball offer with the promise of large bonus potential (which never materialized). Advice to potential employees: negotiate hard for more base, as you'll likely never see a bonus.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Brooks Automation in December 2010.
Interview Details – Interviewed 2 different times, 3-4 hours each.
Interview Question – Why do you want to be a manager? Most people say that because they like to have power over people, is that why you want to be a manager? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable
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