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    A decent company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


Brocade Communications Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Brocade Communications.

    Interview

    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 Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For , Fortune, 2010
Top Intern Employers , CollegeGrad, 2009
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Website www.brocade.com
Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Public (BRCD)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

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 ... More

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