Brocade Communications

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Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
367 Reviews
3.5
367 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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    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
  2.  

    great place to work- India

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

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Technical work and opportunities with nice salary/package
    HR Policies Does not differentiate between India and US employees
    Good stocks and ESPP options

    Cons

    Finance team needs to be more employee friendly
    Marketing team Need to boost image in Market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good company with advanced level work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    good hr practices with good managers

    Cons

    not much work from company headquarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage risk taking at low levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • 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
  7.  

    A company trying to re-invent itself

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    • Senior Management
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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
  8.  

    Challenge Yourself!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Pros

    Great CEO and very well respected by all. Great career opportunities across the board.

    Cons

    Too many priorities and people are speed thin. Great opportunities for those skilled at prioritization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    cowboy organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    SAN products are good. Would not touch rest of product set.

    Cons

    Poor Senior leadership - no clear direction, no transparency, no strategy. Absolutely rubbish IP product set - substandard product - lack of leadership in engineering teams and lack of experienced support directors and managers. This bunch think they are going to beat Cisco with this SDN products....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To VP's - regional directors are pulling the wool over your eyes.... Get some structure, set clear direction, measure performance with tangible goals and regular performance reviews. Your Directors and Senior managers are taking you for a ride....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Almost similar to startup working culture with aggressive schedules

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and competes well with industry when it comes to salary. Best is the bonus part which used be best in industry with an average of 30% couple of years back. Now it is close to 15%. Very good technology and bright people to work with.

    Cons

    Aggressive schedules and missing the deadlines is not an option. Not a lot of stock options so stake in the company is not high. Lot of competition in new IP and SDN segment where company is trying to make a mark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have laser like focus and laser like strategy to increase market share. Like arista. Increase the stake for employees in the company so that they have an interest with company growth outside of getting good bonus and salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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