Brocade Communications

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Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
374 Reviews
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374 Reviews
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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.  

    The Sky is the Limit at Brocade

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    I've lost count of the number people who have been promoted this Fiscal Year, not just in our region but across the organization. There is no holding back - Talent, Hard Work and Ambition are rewarded at this company the Sky really is the limit here.

    Cons

    Our market leading SAN and Ethernet Fabric products and our innovation around software networking ensure there is a bright future at Brocade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our CEO Lloyd Carney joined the company 18 months ago and on his first visit to the UK office pledged to treble our stock price from just over $4 dollars within 5 years. Yesterday we hit $12.30 .3.5 years ahead of schedule, so my only message to the management team is *Keep up the good work*!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great organisation, great people (in the main !)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic product set, both on the IP and SAN side, great place to work if you are looking for a true "challenger" organisation rather than sticking with the same old same old. Uniquely placed to become the data centre vendor of choice in the next few years. Real positive energy throughout the business, particularly EMEA where I have first hand experience. Have had a clear out of negative minded individuals over the past 24months which has accelerated the progression no end. Really fun and exciting place to work, cannot recommend it highly enough. Strong regional leadership at VP and management level, very clear on the way forwards.

    Cons

    for positive minded individuals, there are few if any cons to working at Brocade these days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the concise messaging to the troops and developing the game changing products that have been coming out over the past 12months in particular.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    A company trying to re-invent itself

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
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  5.  

    Great energetic workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time

    Pros

    young culture, energy. Has a startup feel even though it is quite a big company

    Cons

    sometime feels unorganized due to a lot of new changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to learn and explore new technologies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice Work culture, good team collaboration, strong technical expertise

    Cons

    some times too much work load to handle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company culture, strong focus on innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Love this place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Top talent, dedicated people to work with and a good innovative product line -- that means growth and opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

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

    Pros

    They asked and my homework indicated it was a solid choice

    Cons

    fast paced, demanding (spoiled?) customers, a wide range of product choices to embrace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing - which include future proofing and diligent seeking of opportunities, then acting on what is actionable nimbly and effectively - not afraid to take some reasonable risks for mutual advantages

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Product Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Great Data-Company to work for...

    Cons

    Not much to complain about at Brocade...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training is required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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