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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

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    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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    A lot of turmoil

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great technology. They allow time off for working for a charity.

    Cons

    This company has been poorly managed. They bought an IP networking company, (Foundry Networks) for about the same price as the market cap of this company. It turned out to be a big drain on the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do actions to slow the turnover of the company. Most of my former leadership only worked at companies for a year and then move on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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