Brocade Communications

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1 person found this helpful  

My time at Brocade would have been longer if they had not consolidated remote engineering sites.

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Former Employee - QA Lead Engineer in Kirkland, WA
Former Employee - QA Lead Engineer in Kirkland, WA

I worked at Brocade Communications

Pros

The team work and ability to grow your skill set so that you can grow your career is one of the reasons to work for Brocade. Their Benefit package and Bonus program is another.

Cons

Like most enterprise companies, you will find politics in the ranks and will need to deal with it. They do tend to look at outsourceing work to India faster than other companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that senior engineers while not always working as fast as younger engineers especially in India, do tend to have the experiance that allows them to do better work with less mistakes which in the long run costs the companany less money. Trying to get new college students up to speed can have costly delays on projects compared to keeping a few experianced engineers around.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    No longer a good place to work since acquisition of foundry

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

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    new campus,cafeteria and gym facilities

    Cons

    1. No appreciation of good work for fresh graduates.
    2. expected to work long hours and sometime on weekends
    3. no work-life balance
    4. salary is below market value and incompetitive and no increments since 2 years
    5. too many shutdowns ( two times in a year ) and mandatory unpaid time offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge and give respect to the hard work of your employees and atleast give them bonus as promised rather forcing mandatory shutdowns on them and expecting long hours to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great new facilities, but career advancement an issue

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Cares about employees, great facilities (cafeteria, fitness center, restaurants close by), good technical learning, great for new university hires, and for people who want to dive deep

    Cons

    Some politics for an organization of this size, career advancement an issue, job rotation is an issue. Communication and ownership unclear in some parts of the organization

    Disapproves of CEO
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