Brocade Communications

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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.3 322 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Brocade Communications CEO Lloyd Carney

Lloyd Carney

(79 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Trying to live upto it's name, good work-life balance(at least it has an onsite gym)(in 30 reviews)

  • Competivie salary and benefits, freindly work environment(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance,benefits, work focused mainly on reation(in 16 reviews)

  • senior management changes - no direction - no experience(in 10 reviews)

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    Great company to work for,

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsProducts, people and benefits are some of the best. Promotes a culture of giving back to the community by providing 40 hours of volunteer time off annually

    ConsNo significant downsides to working at Brocade

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has been a positive experience in Brocade so far

    Supply Base Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood team work between different divisions and quick decision making
    Great market share in SAN business

    ConsLack of IP market share

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Very good experience overall

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCutting edge technologies, worldclass campus, good work life balance

    ConsNot a great compensation, growth becomes stagnant after spending more years

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide proper roadmap

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    Headless chickens

    Marketing Ops (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosthere are none - it's a disaster

    Conssenior management changes - no direction - no experience

    Advice to Senior Managementget other jobs - or learn the company you're in before you go changing things based on your past experience of OTHER companies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work hard.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosalways expose to new technology

    Consneed to work with people in different time zone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unmotivated and lack of opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros- excellent work life balance
    - stock has been increasing
    - people are easy to work with
    - bonuses are good - makes up for the base salary

    Cons- cost cutting has made employees unmotivated to work
    - there aren't a lot of opportunities to work on exciting projects or to get promoted
    - mandatory shut downs twice a year
    - orgs are working in silos

    Advice to Senior Managementmotivate your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Brocade was in change mode...

    Services Director (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood technology, good culture, pay was in line with the big boys

    ConsManagement had a tendency to go dark… Suddenly two quarters would go by and the field had little idea what the Big picture at Brocade was all about

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter middle managers...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working in Broacde almost 3 years

    Solutions Architect (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosgood place to work, good people , good benefits salary bonus stocks , nice fitness center and several oracle products to work on.

    ConsNo recognition or appreciation to individuals great work/performance- decision making and certain business communications are not transparent by your manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent in decision making and recognizing the team members who deserves it rather than just taking credit of others work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    At What Cost Savings to the Bottom Line?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsNice Campus, NIce Gym, Nice Cafeteria,

    ConsThere was always concern about "Work/Life" balance, yet with the reductions the remaining staff are doing one and a half or twice the workload, and maintain the same goals and objectives; and are expected to meet or exceed expectations. Some of the remaining staff had to work through weekends to get their jobs completed and meet quarter end requirements.

    Have received calls from previous colleagues asking for references, as they have had enough.

    Bonus's are a great motivator but are discretionary, so regardless of how well you have done, the multiplier factor is completely up to your boss. They don't need to give you any bonus regardless of how well you did against your goals and objectives.

    There seems to be a ongoing requirement to "grow" the employees; but what if you have a hard worker and satisfied employee and they are happy in their current position, and are doing a great job?

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe entire middle management and senior management staff needs to take a long look downline. The people who want to leave now and asking for references are those people that have some of the longest years of service and are the hardest workers. These are also people in vital positions; but the question needs to be asked; what happens when they leave and there is no one to train others in these vital positions?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat products
    Bright and smart people
    Outstanding Campus
    Great partners that sell the company products
    Outstanding VTO programs and contributions

    ConsNeed to be more strategic as well as tactical focusing on short term revenue
    More career opportunities for employees to grow
    More simplified processes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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