Brooks Automation Interview Questions

Updated Mar 31, 2014
Updated Mar 31, 2014
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Brooks Automation in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Easy if you have a grain of talent

    Interview Questions
    • None - and certainly not technical. These guys are amateurs   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none - they are penny pinchers
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Poway, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Poway, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Director of Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Longmont, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Offer was subsequently withdrawn. 3 months later the offer was re-extended (with 20/20 hindsight, this should have been a clue to what I would face).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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Brooks Automation in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed 2 different times, 3-4 hours each.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Brooks Automation in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    Communication was good

    Interview Questions
    • what makes you qualified for the position   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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