Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Brocade Communications CEO Lloyd Carney
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Pros
  • there is decent work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Excellent Work environment and Work culture (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance gets affected (in 18 reviews)

  • Senior management was a bit of a problem (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Plymouth Office Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The size of the Plymouth, MN office, small, makes for a great environment to work. The people are nice and willing to help whenever you have a problem.

    Cons

    Not much room for career advancement unless you are willing to move to Colorado or California.

    Advice to Management

    There seemed to be a lot of management that weren't engaged with the individual contributors so they wouldn't know what was happening on the front lines.


  2. sqa

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work. Great Bonus program and chill cook

    Cons

    too many management changes. RSU too low

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovation as the highest priority at the company


  3. Best Kept Secret

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my experience I feel that I am able to collaborate with all teams as required. Pay is good! benefits great! and I like the Idea of the Block leave concept as I can schedule my time off around those dates.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow since the roles that I may be qualified for in an executive level do not appear to be posted when they do come available, then suddenly someone is a new Director or VP etc... That I know I could have done that Job and wasn't even considered. "I just didn't even know."

    Advice to Management

    Promote executive within the company! there are many of us that have graduate degrees and 20+ years in the industry.


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  5. Great people, great pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was pleasure working with everyone at the company, great collaborative environment.

    Cons

    High turnover of executive management.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Hardware Engineer

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time

    Pros

    - Great team. - Flexible hours. Great work- life balance. - Not only daily jobs but company cares in trainings, workshops etc. Great place to learn and implement. - Good benefits. - Good communication between management and employee. Your hard work is seen by management and reflected to your evaluation properly. - Chance to work on multiple hardware variances instead of focusing on specific type.

    Cons

    Could not find any so far except minor things.

    Advice to Management

    No need indirect communication through glassdoor.


  7. can do better

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    salary + package + benefits are good . The company is leading the SAN market which allows it to make huge effort on the IP portfolio . Generally speaking the working environment is good .

    Cons

    The EMEA management is completely old school and do not know how to deal with directly and fairly with conflict .

    Advice to Management

    The IP strategy is blurry and would need to be re-think completely. Get away from SDN , it's not there yet . Change your EMEA System Engineering mngt team .


  8. Brocade

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company with a strong leadership team that cares about it's greatest asset - people. Excellent bonus program.

    Cons

    none that come to mind


  9. Management Politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good financials and products. Should be able to meet market expectations.

    Cons

    Poor and untrained manager with lots of company politics

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be given chance to review their managers.


  10. Senior Test Engineer

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade Communications (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great bonus program, good communication

    Cons

    Bad vacation plan, weak 401k plan


  11. staff software engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time

    Pros

    good projexts nice people good benefits

    Cons

    nothing that i know of



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