Brocade Communications

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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.3 322 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Brocade Communications CEO Lloyd Carney

Lloyd Carney

(79 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Trying to live upto it's name, good work-life balance(at least it has an onsite gym)(in 31 reviews)

  • Competivie salary and benefits, freindly work environment(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance,benefits, work focused mainly on reation(in 16 reviews)

  • senior management changes - no direction - no experience(in 10 reviews)

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    Good company to work for

    A65e38f4@opayq.com (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsLeaders of SAN domain; nice facility with gym

    Consnone so far that i consider discussing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork on cutting edge technology, fast paced environment

    Consnot many that i can think of

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growth company focused on Customer Experience

    Sales Operations (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat Leadership, vision and momentum!!!!

    ConsShort on resources can make it challenging to meet the demands

    Advice to Senior ManagementBalance Demands against return to ensure efficient utilization of resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work - Indeed

    Staff Software Test Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsExcellent Work environment and Work culture. Constantly challenged! Company makes appropriate changes whenever needed and acts very swiftly.

    ConsSometimes not much transparency comes through for key decisions. Generally work is very hectic and will keep one always very busy, Work life balance might be affected if not planned properly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing specific.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome Work Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing work culture and Nice Pay. Very good Product Line.

    ConsNothing till now. Going smooth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing till now. Going smooth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for,

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsProducts, people and benefits are some of the best. Promotes a culture of giving back to the community by providing 40 hours of volunteer time off annually

    ConsNo significant downsides to working at Brocade

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTeams are very competitive and provide good opportunity to learn and develop skills.

    ConsLess projects to work upon. No promotions and change in designation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Big Small Company

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsBrocade's IP business (switching and routing) is a smaller percentage of the company's revenue while the Fiber Channel SAN business is thriving and providing most of the revenue. The company has a feel of a small business with an infusion of money to help grow the IP. Brocade is a positive small business that is fun to be a part of.

    ConsSmall companies can sometimes struggle to execute against their business plan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop more aggressive management of your sales and engineering teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, Great Future

    Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee) Broomfield, CO

    ProsGreat, top-notch people, both personally and professionally.
    Great culture, environmentally and socially conscious, with good work/life balance.
    Incredible training opportunities - more than you could ever take advantage of.
    Top-of-industry compensation: salary, bonus, RSUs, 401k match, and great benefits.

    ConsLimited potential for career advancement.
    Middle management can be over-reactive to every comment from CEO, without thoughtful prior analysis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in VCS Fabric - it's a revolutionary product. Keep investing in Software Defined Networkingf (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), e.g. OpenFlow and Vyatta. And stay focused on the data center. Brocade is already #2 in data center networking, and has a real shot at taking on Cisco.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company I've ever worked for!

    Sales Engineer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat product and great people. Lots of freedom in how you manage your job. You are the CEO of your desk. Lots of room for advancement and learning new skill sets.

    ConsEmployee moral has been down in the last couple of years and a lot of good people has left.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCurrent company strategy is working so stay the course.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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