Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Potential, still unrecognized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    New management at the VP and Exec levels - they are taking a whole new look at how to make the company successful - stock price moved to 7 to 12 in 2 years

    Cons

    Continuing challenges in growing revenue - stagnant for 2 -3 years


  2. Sales of technology solutions for networking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good comp plan, solutions work and customers are generally very happy. Technology does what it is supposed to do.

    Cons

    Competing against religion can be tough. Marketing is not the best, so it can be difficult to get the word out that brocade has great solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue loyalty to employees


  3. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Decent culture. Good place to work.

    Cons

    Growth challenges and fixed team structures

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Senior Manager

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

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None - worthless experience. They don't follow through on commitments. I did however leave with $ in my pocket.

    Cons

    Bad management. Horrible Communications Strategy. Management spends all their time trying to cover their mistakes and the mistakes of their cronies!

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of the dark ages. Stop putting friends in positions they are not qualified to fill. Build a strategy and attempt to follow it.


  6. Good people to work with!

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

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with , OK compensation.

    Cons

    Unclear and sometimes stretchy timelines


  7. software Development intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    very good ambience for learning new things.

    Cons

    i din't find any.not pplicable


  8. Change for the worst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Facilities, Gym, Cafeteria. They pay on the higher side of the salary scale.

    Cons

    Cost cutting. Management is doing everything in their power to cut costs and push out expenses. Revenue is not growing so to get a higher EPS every purchase across the entire company over $10k requires the COO's approval.


  9. VP Worldwide Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Worldwide Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Worldwide Sales in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong position in market and technology leader

    Cons

    Little share price growth since CEO change in 2004
    Increasing commoditization of market

    Advice to Management

    Become an EMC or Cisco or sell the compan


  10. Slightly better than mediocre

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

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Right technology. Good working environment. Smart people. Good culture. Good work-life balance, all things considered

    Cons

    New management is too far bent on trying to cut costs in right and wrong places. From perspective of hardware development, moving too fast for its own good. Creates too many unnecessary mistakes that could come out to be costly.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and revisit the cost cutting strategy


  11. Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and strong aspects of growth

    Cons

    Management has to motivate employees



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