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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

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    Good comp plan for when you can over achieve. Good co-workers on the sales and support teams.


    Numbers were often set unrealistic for growth with the portfolio we had to sell. Some large feature gaps against our larger competitors in the L2/L3 space.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Force10 (Milpitas, CA) in February 2011.


    There were 3 interviews in total. The first was a phone interview with the hiring manager; this was 15-20 minutes and was designed to make sure I was a match for the position. Then an on-site interview set with 3 different potential peers. Then a second on-site interview with the hiring manager and one of his peers. The second interview set was very odd, as at least two of the three focused on areas completely outside of my expertise and the job I was interviewing for. They seemed mostly interested in demonstrating their own expertise in those areas. The third interview showed that the hiring manager was concerned about my skills, based on the reviews from the second set.

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    • You are building a 48 port ethernet switch from the ground up. What are the components and interactions?   Answer Question
    • What issues in large datacenter environments will arise when you have many virtual machines per physical port?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The hiring manager didn't seem to be that certain, and I was concerned that without his support that I wouldn't be able to do well.

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Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Acquired By Dell
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Dell acquires Force10 Networks in 2011, Inc., a leader in high-performance datacenter networking. Force10’s networking capabilities complement Dell’s datacenter solutions portfolio, enabling it to offer customers a broader range of enterprise offerings.

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