Brocade Communications

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Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
355 Reviews
3.4
355 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.  

    Great company culture, strong focus on innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Great products, technology and people

    Cons

    limited opportunities to move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from inside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging but fun.

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays well. Compensation plan has gotten better over the years. Benefits are good and reasonably priced. Culture is overall fun. Headquarters has a cafeteria onsite and other good restaurants in walking distance. Onsite gym and wellness programs are great. Stock price is finally going up after being low for many years.

    Cons

    No bandwidth and very heavy workload. Expectations of output continuously increases with fewer people. Incentive plan has decreased over the years but still pays out close to target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More work-life balance. Give more praise to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Brocade Communications as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Company could use a few more events

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with excellent employees!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade Communications as an intern

    Pros

    -Flexible work hours
    -Great team dynamics
    -Opportunity to turn into full time position if a senior

    Cons

    -Unclear job role at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more structured program is needed to attract interns to your company. The university development program is something that should be extended to include interns as well so that they feel they understand the company and their job roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Grow as an Engineer.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is Good. Friendly co workers. Really innovative Technology. Lots of room for growing. Junior management takes good care of the employees.

    Cons

    Salary structure could have been better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast paced, little chaotic but energetic workplace.

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

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, agile methods, nice lighting, ping pong and gym.

    Cons

    Chaos. Not enough work and becoming more of a financial organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value old as well as new employees and educate respectful behavior to older ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place with lot of learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer-3 in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer-3 in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly recognized. Work flexibility.
    Gym facilities, Bonus structure, ESPP, etc are so attractive.
    High Visibility to upper management.

    Cons

    Margins are less. so work is more
    Work life balance is little less.
    Very short releases and more stressful some times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are on right track

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love this place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time

    Pros

    great place to work. great team. Good management.

    Cons

    Nothing to say here ....

  10.  

    Good place to learn but management expect you to work more

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

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

    Pros

    Its's a good environment to work on many protocols.

    Cons

    Lot of politics and not much of salary hikes. Not much of team outings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Leader in their market with bonuses to match

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonus plan during the boom times were phenomenal. Time off and work life balance were reasonable. Upper management had visionary plans

    Cons

    Bonuses were cut back when they realize they were very generous. Visionary plans didn't quite work out (Foundry acquisition). Management culture expected some deep technical knowledge even from staff in non-technical positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acquistion by bigger companies not going to be easy because there are few competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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