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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Brocade Communications full-time for less than a year

Pros

good product, flexible working schedule, a lot of very good people to work with. teams are very experienced. nice location and a lot of resturants nearby.

Cons

sometimes asked to work in Saturdays. slow career growth and some level of bad politics. some products with very old technology, so if are looking for latest and popular technology in the industry, wrong place.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Contractors BEWARE!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Trying to live upto it's name, good work-life balance(at least it has an onsite gym).

    Cons

    Contractors are severely ill-treated. Management should be trained on how to deal with feedback and retention of valuable resources. A lot of management practices and styles are very negative thus creating a very negative environment affecting employee motivation, performance and overall loyalty. No transparency at all when it comes to providing feedback on job performance, very superficial!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do away with managers that are simply not competent, have no experience whatsoever training and mentoring team members and are there to just exercise control. Treat contractors fairly and provide valid reasons for any kind of employment action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Back to greatness...

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    Former Employee - HR Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - HR Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New Visionary CEO (change is in the air), great smart people to work with, headquarters office in SJ looks & feeling like your working in a luxury hotel, cafe food tastes extremely good, & base compensation higher than most competitors.

    Cons

    Need to get with the times, old school mentality still exists with senior leadership team, management team needs some serious work they don't know how to manage, and a lot of employees who have been there ALONG time 10 plus years that aren't bringing anything new and like to do things one same old way they can't think outside of the box any more (time for them to be moved OUT)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move out employees who have been there forever and have stopped contributing more than just average. Your going to continue to demotivate new up and coming talent by having employees around who are nothing more than average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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