Brocade Communications
3.3 of 5 294 reviews
www.brocade.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014

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76% Approve of the CEO

Brocade Communications CEO Lloyd Carney

Lloyd Carney

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Brocade a nice place to work

ASIC Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time for more than a year

Prosvery flexible,WFH, OOO, remote work allowed- helped create relaxed atmosphere
most people are very approachable

Conssome people are hardly working there, management needs to weed those ppl out

Advice to Senior Managementrather than keep higly/experienced paid lazy people, they should encourage young energetic contributors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good life-work balance, lots of opportunity for growth

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time for more than a year

ProsHave many projects going on for new grads to accumulate their knowledge

Conslimited promotion space for entry level engineer because they are more likely to borrow people from acquired company and most are senior level or even higher

Advice to Senior ManagementCEO should have a clean vision on the company's future strategy instead of just encouraging people to think a change

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Good company to work for.

Director of Architecuture (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt is a welcoming atmosphere with cordial people. Time-off policies are flexible. Compensation is reasonable. Ample training opportunities.

ConsPromotions are difficult, need to be politically connected.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to reward talented employees.

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ok not so good or bad

Staff ASIC Engineer ASIC Verification (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time for more than a year

Prosvery good package and other benifits

ConsNo visibilty of projects

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsBrocade is a great place to learn if you are college grad or even an experienced professional. They have a great program if you would like to transfer between departments. If you are willing to take the initiative you can learn alot here.

ConsLots of unnecessary meetings and processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your engineers, overloading them with extra unnecessary tasks on a tight timeline is going to cause quality to drop

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Growth company focused on Customer Experience

Sales Operations (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time

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 run at an innovative company attempting to find their next win

Program Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Brocade Communications full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBrocade is the indisputable leader in SAN technologies and solutions. Brocade roadmap and product vision are competitive to market leading. The company is in a contending position in the consolidated networking space.

ConsBrocade is undergoing a transformation. New management is attempting to drive into the uncharted territory of SDN/NFV and is betting the company. There are many areas of pain currently with serial RIFFs etc. and much political "activity".

Advice to Senior ManagementPick a direction, define the process for execution and execute. Constant changes are draining talent and motivation for those that stay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Global Escalation

Escalation Lead (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Brocade Communications full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood people, great environment, some of the individuals are very knowledgable

ConsToo many levels of Managers. The management should take feedback about the Managers level of expertise from the employees

Advice to Senior ManagementReward Technical people

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Leading edge technology company - great compensation

Director (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Brocade Communications full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCutting edge technology
Hard work is rewarded

ConsPolitics, poor work-life balance, some Sr. Management does micro-management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been a positive experience in Brocade so far

Supply Base Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time for more than a year

ProsGood team work between different divisions and quick decision making
Great market share in SAN business

ConsLack of IP market share

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

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