Brocade Communications

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Nice company to work for

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

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

Pros

Nice benefits - good bonus and ESPP, health insurance, education assistance, 401k and good work. Has on site Gym at San Jose campus. Good location.

Cons

work life balance not great. Need better time-off policies. Some managers have poor people management skills. 401k match can be improved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop laying off people.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open door policy, work-life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    Too much management layers for small groups. Lots of contractors and outsourcing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow the company and increase the stock value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good People at working level, Old Executives in place too long, New Executives in it for themselves

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really nice facilities, People are good and have good intent. Low amount of politics at worker & manager level

    Cons

    Stove pipe culture is horrendous. Was exasperated by many of leadership team being in same role for too long. Everything has to get approved up the chain. New management is clearly trying to artificially raise the stock price with no concern of employees. No communication down, or listening to experts. Future is questionable, as they need to find a way to migrate customers from Hardware to virtual networks while Cisco works to delay or acquire dominant position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team, you are not as smart as you think! Need to create more churn at the SVP and VP level to get better cross functional integration below them. Collaboration means ICs working together rather than fear of their management causing secrecy. Need to focus heavily on EQ. figure out a transition path for customers from H/W to Virtual.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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