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- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
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The pay is competitive and the benefits are decent, but what makes the company good to work for is its employees. The company is good at hiring many of the most talented people in the industry. Everyone is very capable. It's a pleasure to be surrounded by great peers. There are also plenty of learning opportunities.
Time off for new hires can be a problem due to the bi-annual mandatory shutdowns (Xmas and week of July 4th). The shutdowns are needed to give everyone a break. Staffing is continually paper thin and meeting schedules can be very challenging (Brocade is a schedule-driven company). Other than on-the-job training, taking advantage of the learning opportunities can also be a challenge, as there isn't a lot of free time for it. Promotion opportunities appear to be empty promises unless you are in a very visible position.
Advice to Management
Management is already well aware of the issues and has formulated a plan to address the current concerns. More time off flexibility during the May to August months would be helpful.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Brocade Communications.
First was a phone interview followed by an in person interview. There were two people in the in person interview, one taking notes, one asking questions. They were really nice and asked pretty much basic questions. I followed up with the usual thank you emails but they never got back to me to let me know of my application status.
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Brocade Communications Systems maintains silky smooth computer network operations. A leading supplier of data center networking products, Brocade makes Fibre Channel switches and related software for connecting corporate storage systems and servers. Its products are used in storage area networks (SANs), which pool storage resources across enterprises for easier management and more efficient utilization of assets. The company's SilkWorm switches automatically reroute data upon path failure and reconfigure the SAN when new devices are added. Brocade sells its products ...