Brocade Communications

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Inept management forces you to work twice as hard for half the results.

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  • Senior Management
  • 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

Pros

Decent salary and benefits if you don't factor in the forced overtime.
Nice new campus but engineering cubes are tiny (6x6 feet) with half-height walls and no privacy.
Close to shopping & restaurants.

Cons

Inept, nepotistic managers. They hire their relatives, friends, people they went to school with and give them the best jobs, lion share of promotions/salary increases and bonuses. Hard work gets you nowhere.

Mgmt is very secretive. You will be the last to know when anything changes. Mgrs spin a story about inclusiveness but it's all lies.

Corporate part of the company is bloated and overcompensated. There are literally directors/sr. directors with just one person reporting into them.

Legacy of Greg Reyes stock option scandal still haunts the company.

Company is in decline. Many good engineers are leaving.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop thinking about yourselves and get to work on fixing the product road map, recognizing key contributors (i.e. not managers), and implementing some real engineering processes instead of this fly by the seat of your pants mode.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

363 Other Employee Reviews for Brocade Communications (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Comfortable place to work, but nothing too amazing

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Brocade has a beautiful campus, airy offices, flexible hours, and open communication among workers. Everyone was very friendly and pro-Brocade.

    Cons

    Movement within the company seems a little restricted. Atmosphere, while comfortable was a little dull. Overall, nothing too bad about working there, but nothing extraordinary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brocade has a good product and the company has talented employees, but the Brocade name and image needs to be stronger.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at Brocade Communications

    Pros

    Pay master, good benefits, excellent development processes in place

    Cons

    Company strategies are not strong enough and seems like the vision is missing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide a very good individual career path (technical or managerial) to retain top talents

    Disapproves of CEO
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