Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. 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)

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

    Pros

    Great products, technology and people

    Cons

    limited opportunities to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Promote from inside

  2. Great company with excellent employees!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Brocade Communications as an intern

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

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Great Place to Grow as an Engineer.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    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.

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  5. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Company could use a few more events

  6. Fast paced, little chaotic but energetic workplace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Good place with lot of learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    You are on right track

  8. Good place to learn but management expect you to work more

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

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

    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.

  9. Love this place!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Leader in their market with bonuses to match

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. A company on the way up

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

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are very good. Excellent opportunities for training

    Cons

    ongoing expense management efforts are problematic

    Advice to Management

    there is mroe to life than driving the share price

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