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Top 30 Aruba Networks Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
At Aruba Networks we seek to hire those with a strong understanding of the computer, IT, and electronics industry. Walk me through your background and highlight your most relevant experience.
"From my understanding of this position, you are looking for a manager who is skilled in X, Y, and Z. I bring about 7 years of experience in each of those skills - primarily from my jobs with Company A and Company B. In total, I have over 10 years of industry experience which means a full understanding of your organizations' primary focus."
The interviewer can see that you have previous positions which qualify you for this job with Aruba Networks; however, they want for you to go into further detail on the roles which you feel are the most relevant to the position at hand. This question also helps the interviewer to see that you understand the job description and requirements of the role. If you do not understand the position requirements fully, a question like this will make that transparent to the interviewer. Be sure you know your stuff! Use the keywords provided in the job posting / job description to keep the attention of the interviewer.
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List of Aruba Networks Interview Questions
  1. At Aruba Networks we seek to hire those with a strong understanding of the computer, IT, and electronics industry. Walk me through your background and highlight your most relevant experience.
  2. Our industry is a competitive one. In your opinion, what makes Aruba Networks stand out from our competitors?
  3. At Aruba Networks we like to develop Subject Matter Experts (SME's) in multiple fields. If you could sum up your knowledge to one area of expertise, what would it be?
  4. We have multiple avenues for career growth. Where would you like to see your career with Aruba Networks take you?
  5. As you know, we have a very high customer service standard at Aruba Networks. If you could sum up your customer service style in 3 words, which would you choose?
  6. At Aruba Networks we are always looking for new ways of improving services. Do you have any suggestions for us?
  7. Clear and simple communication is a must-have in our industry. Tell me about your communication skills.
  8. If you are hired at Aruba Networks you may become privy to trade secrets and confidential information. Are you willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement?
  9. Do you have any questions for me about this role, or working for Aruba Networks?
  10. We prefer that employees at Aruba Networks have some form of post-secondary education. Walk me through your education and how you feel it has prepared you for this role.
  11. What is your current salary?
  12. We seek to hire ambitious and dedicated people at Aruba Networks. What is your definition of hard work?
  13. What do you think our biggest business challenge is at Aruba Networks, and how will you help?
  14. If we hire you at Aruba Networks, how can we motivate you on the job?
  15. We value honesty at Aruba Networks. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
  16. Aruba Networks is looking for reliable people. How many days were you absent from work last year?
  17. Tell me about a project you worked on where a conventional approach was not suitable.
  18. We have a strong team culture at Aruba Networks. How do you like to encourage ideas in others?
  19. We value our customers at Aruba Networks. How do you respond to customer or client complaints?
  20. Workplace culture is important to us at Aruba Networks. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
  21. Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?
  22. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
  23. At Aruba Networks we seek to hire problem solvers. When were you able to resolve a workplace related problem?
  24. Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.
  25. Why do you want to work for Aruba Networks?
  26. Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?
  27. Working at Aruba Networks can become stressful from time to time. How do you handle stress on the job?
  28. Have you ever taken the fall for a situation, where it was really not your fault, in order to protect a coworker?
  29. What makes you a great problem solver?
  30. Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?
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Aruba Networks Information
Aruba Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. The company has been in operation since 2002 and has yearly revenues of 600 Million with approximately 1,200 employees. Aruba Networks is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol ARUN. Follow Aruba Networks on Twitter at @ArubaNetworks. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Aruba Networks, by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about Aruba Networks, visit their Website.
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Question 1 of 30
At Aruba Networks we seek to hire those with a strong understanding of the computer, IT, and electronics industry. Walk me through your background and highlight your most relevant experience.
"From my understanding of this position, you are looking for a manager who is skilled in X, Y, and Z. I bring about 7 years of experience in each of those skills - primarily from my jobs with Company A and Company B. In total, I have over 10 years of industry experience which means a full understanding of your organizations' primary focus."
The interviewer can see that you have previous positions which qualify you for this job with Aruba Networks; however, they want for you to go into further detail on the roles which you feel are the most relevant to the position at hand. This question also helps the interviewer to see that you understand the job description and requirements of the role. If you do not understand the position requirements fully, a question like this will make that transparent to the interviewer. Be sure you know your stuff! Use the keywords provided in the job posting / job description to keep the attention of the interviewer.
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Question 2 of 30
Our industry is a competitive one. In your opinion, what makes Aruba Networks stand out from our competitors?
"I fully understand that this is a competitive industry. You get one chance to impress your customers so first impressions are everything. When I looked online at the industry reviews, Aruba Networks seemed to have many more positive reviews than any competitor. You say on your website that your customer service values are the most important focus and that truly does stand out."
It is important that you fully research Aruba Networks before your interview, as well as their competitors. Be prepared to talk about their competitive landscape and why Aruba Networks comes out on top. You can keep your answer brief but be as specific as you can. Show off the research you've done!
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Question 3 of 30
At Aruba Networks we like to develop Subject Matter Experts (SME's) in multiple fields. If you could sum up your knowledge to one area of expertise, what would it be?
"I have spent a few years sharpening my knowledge and expertise in X. In my current position, my coworkers will often come to me with questions relating to this subject. I am always happy to help and if I do not know the answer, I will research until I have found one."
Everyone has their strengths and areas of expertise. The interviewer wants to know what your is. Talking about your strong suits is not bragging, but it can still be tough to pump your own tires, so to speak. Think about times in the recent past where your manager or co-workers have come to you for answers. Do you seem to have the answers when it comes to a particular subject? Perhaps you just completed additional education or certification in a particular area. Discuss an area where you think you bring above average industry knowledge.
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Question 4 of 30
We have multiple avenues for career growth. Where would you like to see your career with Aruba Networks take you?
"I was browsing your online job board just to see what types of growth opportunities were available with Aruba Networks. One role that really stood out to me was the IT Department Manager position. It seemed that this could be a very natural step in my career once I have grown with you for a couple of years. I'd like to learn more about what I can do to prepare myself for a role like that."
Interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding is an expensive and time consuming process for Aruba Networks. Since there are likely many career opportunities available to you at Aruba Networks, be prepared to discuss the ways in which you would like to see your career grow. This shows the interviewer that you are engaged in this process and interested in becoming a long term fixture in their organization.
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Question 5 of 30
As you know, we have a very high customer service standard at Aruba Networks. If you could sum up your customer service style in 3 words, which would you choose?
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Here are some traits that many hiring managers look for when determining your ability to provide great service to their clients: - Ability to Handle The Unexpected - Attentive - Calming - Communicative - Confident - Intuitive - Knowledgeable - Patient - Persuasive - Positive / Positive Language and Outlook - Timely
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Question 6 of 30
At Aruba Networks we are always looking for new ways of improving services. Do you have any suggestions for us?
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I appreciate all of the hard work that Aruba Networks puts into the services and other creative solutions. My primary suggestion would be to include more digital downloads and worksheets related to your products on your company website. Convenience is king when it comes to customers.
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Question 7 of 30
Clear and simple communication is a must-have in our industry. Tell me about your communication skills.
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Here are some communication related keywords that you can use when discussing your communication skills: - Adaptable - Balanced - Clear - Decisive - Energetic - Fresh - Helpful - Logical - Mature - Open - Powerful - Relaxed - Sincere - Tasteful - Upbeat
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Question 8 of 30
If you are hired at Aruba Networks you may become privy to trade secrets and confidential information. Are you willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement?
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I agree that non-disclosures are important in most industries and I am willing to sign one should I be hired at Aruba Networks
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Question 9 of 30
Do you have any questions for me about this role, or working for Aruba Networks?
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Other questions you could ask include: - Can I clarify anything for you about my background? - Is there any reason why you would not hire me for this role? - When are you hoping to have this position filled? - What is your favorite part of working with Aruba Networks?
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Question 10 of 30
We prefer that employees at Aruba Networks have some form of post-secondary education. Walk me through your education and how you feel it has prepared you for this role.
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I understand that Aruba Networks prefers hiring those with a formal post-secondary education. Although I have not completed my degree, my 7 years of related experience has given me a great deal of knowledge. I am prepared for this role because my current employer has allowed me to take many courses and workshops related to our industry. This year I have taken additional training in A, B, and C.
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Question 11 of 30
What is your current salary?
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Although my current salary is $45K/year, I am seeking $52K in my next position. Because I work for a very small organization, they are not able to offer me a competitive compensation compared to the industry marketplace.
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Question 12 of 30
We seek to hire ambitious and dedicated people at Aruba Networks. What is your definition of hard work?
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I fully believe in the work smarter, not harder, motto. This means that I am efficient throughout the day, not allowing for distractions. Hard work means not only meeting the expectations of your employer but also exceeding them whenever possible.
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Question 13 of 30
What do you think our biggest business challenge is at Aruba Networks, and how will you help?
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Question 14 of 30
If we hire you at Aruba Networks, how can we motivate you on the job?
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I am very much self-driven and self-motivated. As long as I am being treated with respect and feel appreciated, you will get the best work from me.
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Question 15 of 30
We value honesty at Aruba Networks. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
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I do think that it's best to be completely honest in as many situations as possible. I understand there are some times when telling the full truth will not help either party but, for the most part, I do agree that honesty is the best policy.
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Question 16 of 30
Aruba Networks is looking for reliable people. How many days were you absent from work last year?
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I am very committed to my employer and am only absent in events of sickness or the odd family emergency. I really do my best to always be available and present when expected.
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Question 17 of 30
Tell me about a project you worked on where a conventional approach was not suitable.
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I rarely take a conventional approach when it comes to my work. Conventional is often predictable and predictable does not equal great sales numbers.
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Question 18 of 30
We have a strong team culture at Aruba Networks. How do you like to encourage ideas in others?
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I like to encourage ideas in others by holding brainstorm or storyboarding sessions with my team at least once per month. When employees feel involved and heard, morale is always higher.
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Question 19 of 30
We value our customers at Aruba Networks. How do you respond to customer or client complaints?
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I recently completed a course on customer service and dispute resolution so I am confident in my ability to handle client related issues. Active listening and genuine empathy is always the backbone of my approach with customers.
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Question 20 of 30
Workplace culture is important to us at Aruba Networks. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
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Rather than focusing on the negative, try spinning your answer into a positive focus: "I do best in a supportive environment where there is room to grow, the ability to ask questions, and healthy co-worker relationships.
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Question 21 of 30
Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?
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Being a millennial, I have grown up always preferring written communication via email, or text message. With that said, I am a strong verbal communicator as well.
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Question 22 of 30
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
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I feel that most setbacks are directly related to missing a particular detail along the way. When I suffer a setback, my initial instinct is to go back through my project and find the weak link. This way, I can learn from the situation.
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Question 23 of 30
At Aruba Networks we seek to hire problem solvers. When were you able to resolve a workplace related problem?
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I often solve small problems in the workplace related to merchandising. I am often researching new merchandising techniques to push out some of the older merchandise, to make room for the new.
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Question 24 of 30
Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.
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I recently completed a computer programming course that I have not had a chance to add to my resume yet. I enjoy continued education and will take multiple courses throughout the year.
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Question 25 of 30
Why do you want to work for Aruba Networks?
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I want to work for Aruba Networks because you offer the growth, development, and leadership opportunities I have been looking for. I see a long term fit here which is really important to me.
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Question 26 of 30
Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?
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I do try my best to be a great team member, regardless of whether or not I agree with the leader. With that said, it's important to me that I see eye to eye with my leader.
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Question 27 of 30
Working at Aruba Networks can become stressful from time to time. How do you handle stress on the job?
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Staying on deadline is very helpful for me, under stressful situations. I will delegate when necessary to alleviate some stress.
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Question 28 of 30
Have you ever taken the fall for a situation, where it was really not your fault, in order to protect a coworker?
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Question 29 of 30
What makes you a great problem solver?
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I am a great problem solver because I am very analytically minded. I will walk through each step to a problem so that I can properly calculate any available options.
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Question 30 of 30
Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?
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Yes, I do demonstrate leadership qualities every chance that I get! I believe that everyone can be a great leader, if given the right environment and opportunity.
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