Brocade Communications Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    VP Worldwide Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. Helpful (6)

    Brocade HR Organization

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

    I worked at Brocade Communications

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

    Pros

    Great team. Very collaborative environment. Nice facilities. Competitive benefits. Compensation is ok. Good bonus program. Great university and intern program.

    Cons

    Rigid management, very traditional. Working remotely is not supported. Accountability is a big issue. While some work extra hard, others do not pull their weight and they still somehow manage to climb the ladder. Also, due to the lack of knowledge by some members of the 2nd tier mgt team, its difficult to find the leadership and support needed within the team.


  9. Good Work Experience @ Brocade

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Account Director in Remote, OR

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Heading to the right areas of the market to lead for future growth. Rewarded for performance.

    Cons

    Lean on Field Resources; Sales & Pre-Sales Technical Support

    Advice to Management

    Keep the motion to Software Defined Networks


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great benefits but poor people management.

    • 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

    Pros

    The Benefits are great! Volunteer time off, tuition reimbursement, 5 Weeks Vacation for 10 year + employees and great onsite fitness center.

    Cons

    It just seems that Brocade is becoming like what I've heard of Cisco. The mentality from management seems to be that people are expendable and that there are 15 more lined up for that job so just deal with the sizable load that should be relegated to two+ employees.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are one of your number 1 assets and many have devoted countless hours into your company. Treat them well and don't just let the cost cutting bottom line mentality rule your decisions or it will come back to bite you in the end.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Employees' treatment are important. Depends on who is your director...

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

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time

    Pros

    I was fortunate to be hired by a trustful director. I was well coached and learnt well about the organization. A year later, the director moved on and left his organization to be back filled by a senior manager.who was aggressive, impatient and not trusting his team members. The company offers good benefits.

    Cons

    People are important, They can bring out success, productivity and motivation or demotivation and take down your morale. For most of our roles in our group (>12 people), there are no exceptions to work remotely even though we supported the field people who are based away from all over the US and Canada. It is certainly odd for a networking company not to have a fair practice for telecommuting. It all depended on the organization and department. Many people worked very hard and dedicated but they were not well recognized..



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