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Software Engineer IV

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

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

Pros

Used to be a great place for self-starters and star players; Good opportunity for people who want to learn about L2 and L3 networks or SAN storage networks.

Cons

Teams have lost the steam... Cream of talented people have left or in the process of leaving the company already. No learning opportunities. HR's highly discourage or ensure that employees don't move between jobs. So obviously employees quit or perform poorly in the current role.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is no solid management team. Company and the management team have lost the steam. There is no CEO, VP of Sales. Lots of engineering teams don't have senior management for almost a year. Only advice to Senior Management: Pay well to retain your talented employees... including your line managers.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    There are workout facilities at each site and they offer yoga, kick boxing and additional classes, which helps get a person away from their desk and find time to relieve stress.

    Cons

    The work life balance is said to be a big priority but there have been reduction in force that workloads have increased and taking time off is not a reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start allowing people to sell back their PTO since they are under too much pressure to get their tasks completed they can't afford to take time off and they end up capping out on PTO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good and stable company but need more innovation

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

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

    Pros

    Good and stable company
    Strong SAN revenues

    Cons

    IP business did not generate enough revenue for the investment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management lost focus of innovation in SAN due to ramping up on IP business
    Management got distracted and lost sight keeping strong emloyees motivated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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