Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours, it helps you to do work life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Competivie salary and benefits, freindly work environment (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance,benefits, work focused mainly on reation (in 18 reviews)

  • The new CEO and his new senior management seem to be bent on putting their stamp (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Brocade Communications (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good leader with improved vision
    Good salaries

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for software networking enggs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Sales Ops analyst for Sales Tools and Processes. Responsible for software tool enhancements and process efficiencies.

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to make an impact and challenge myself at every turn

    Cons

    Investing in Sales processes and efficiencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Brocade review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company has strong upper management team.

    Cons

    The middle management is incompetent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. A decent networking company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brocade is embracing open source and heading in a new direction, from being a mere Hardware company to a software based company.

    Cons

    Relies heavily on processes, some of which are broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the process and make it more streamlined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    ASIC Engineer

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    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    good technology and product line

    Cons

    Bad work life balance, management doesnt recognize employees value, raises happen only if some one comes with an offer and resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good Place To Work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Good work culture and work-life balance.
    Good visibility among teams.

    Cons

    Don't have proper planed future goal,
    Focused target to achieve.
    Not much issues on engineer level.
    OS for the product is worst.
    Company should start using all open sources technology .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement over Cons.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people, team environment, good pay, and a company in the midst of an industry in change

    Cons

    Can be political, no upward mobility (for myself), very process-driven (can be good and bad)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the silo mentality, focus more on the execution and value creation and less on the planning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Company with a great Leader!

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great products and happy employees. Positive work environment and has the energy of a start up. They offer many classes to learn while working.

    Cons

    Sometimes Directors cannot see the value of an employee on their team and make unfit decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your Directors spending budgets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Top executives leaving in droves. What is going on?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Nice campus, gym and a good cafe. Seems very laid back. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Three VPs from Ops quit.
    Two VPs from Engg. quit.
    Long time Distinguished Engineer quit.
    Sr. Dr. Product Mgmt. quit.
    SE's leaving/moving out.
    Many and many engineers are leaving/quit.
    Rumors are that VDX (Ethernet Fabric) product line is canned or going to be canned after the last box release.
    There is no road-map for MLX after the recent security upgrade.
    Federal business has been a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What's going on? The stock is at it's highest ever and why the churn? The stock price couldn't be just based on hype? Is it?

    No revenues from software business until 2016 and no solid road-map for the hardware business? Bleeding the hardware business to death by de-investing doesn't make sense. Wait, I get it. All the short term hype and bottom line focus is to rise the stock price up so you can exit profitably?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Overall a very good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Senior managers are easy to work with and they do listen to you

    Cons

    FC is a niche market so the domain knowledge is less likely to apply to new job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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