Brooks Automation Interview Questions

Updated Jun 3, 2015
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    Product Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Brooks Automation (Fremont, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring team is very effective and friendly. Only two round of interviews.The first one was with the HR recruiter and the second one was with the hiring manager. Both interviews took about one hour of time.

    Interview Questions

    • very casual conversation about my background and previous experience   Answer Question
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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    on site interview, twice, one with co-workers and one with management. More interested in industrial specific questions. more interested in topics the company has service and product in.

    Interview Questions

    • why did you leave for your current job, what makes you deciding to leave and be interested in Brooks   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Poway, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Brooks Automation (Poway, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Director of Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Brooks Automation (Longmont, CO) in July 2012.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Mechanical Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mansfield, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Brooks Automation (Mansfield, MA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I was called back after being laid off because of a down turn in semiconductors. I was being offered a contracted job but when I found a 2nd contracted job at half the drive time. They offered to bring me back full time

    Interview Questions

    • been way to long ago to know any questions I was asked   Answer Question
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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Brooks Automation (Chelmsford, MA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Call for interview. couple of people will ask question. HR person will call in a couple of days. Once you get the job. There will be compliance test, orientation, forms to fill in before you see your manager.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Brooks Automation (Chelmsford, MA) in December 2010.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Brooks Automation (Chelmsford, MA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Easy if you have a grain of talent

    Interview Questions

    • None - and certainly not technical. These guys are amateurs   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    none - they are penny pinchers

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Brooks Automation in June 2008.

    Interview

    Communication was good

    Interview Questions

    • what makes you qualified for the position   1 Answer

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