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Too Much Offshore

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Current Employee - Director IT  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director IT in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Great campus. Fast moving. Some interesting projects. Cafeteria food is awesome (Bon Apetit); subsidized, but you have to pay. Free work out facilities. Good kitchens.

Cons

Senior IT management not aligned. Company not growing; just chugging along in a range. No interest in letting employees learn the business (e.g. no immersion, just start working and figure everything out). HCL offshore is extremely low quality.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out the business strategy and SELL.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Brocade Communications

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Architecuture  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Architecuture in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Promotions are difficult, need to be politically connected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reward talented employees.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Never thought it could happen here

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brocade still pays above average compensation in this market and the benefits (RSUs, bonuses, vacation, etc) are very good compared to other large companies. If you have a good manager, it can be a decent place to work.

    Cons

    New senior exec think they're changing to company around to "a new definition of success". That's a great sound bite but they're not fooling anyone. Tick tock!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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