Brocade Communications

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Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
374 Reviews
3.5
374 Reviews
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Brocade Communications CEO Lloyd Carney
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Review Highlights

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 compensation

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

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

    Pros

    Comp is competitive to industry. Benefits are not that great. Company is doing well but need to show leadership in ethernet business. Lot of industry stalwarts in emerging technologies are coming to brocade.

    Cons

    company is going through a lot of transition and is at cross roads. work life balance needs to improve. very aggressive schedules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Good work life balance, chance to work on diversified options,competitive pay and holidays

    Cons

    Tighter deadlines, management is strict with respect to releases.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company Review

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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

    Ok company. Located in San Jose california. This is a new location that Brocade has moved few years ago. Nice building,

    Cons

    Going through lots of changes and layoff. Brocade has changed in the management and new CEO has been brought to manage the company in 2013.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Committed to Employee Development. Accountability from Top Down. Commitment to Excellence. Bonus Incentive Plan for those that delivered results. Promoted from within.

    Cons

    Became quite political - a lot of backstabbing amongst the teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster a collaborative culture. Hold the smooth talkers accountable to deliver.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Support

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    Former Employee - Support in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Support in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    good benefits and perks as well as tele commute options

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Systems Administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good work life balance, competivie salary and benefits, freindly work environment

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything

  8.  

    intreresting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Desktop in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    great tech, good food, nice interior aesthetics, great Audio, visual, and video conferencing systems

    Cons

    ya have to be there to really appreciate the atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    various discussions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Milestone In Your Career

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

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in SAN/IP networking

    Cons

    nothing special to write about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  10.  

    A company trying to re-invent itself

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

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    +Hard working
    +Good size to be a combination of large and small

    Cons

    -Not as agile as some of the competitors
    -High position employees have large egos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in SAN/IP networking

    Cons

    None when I was working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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