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Helpful (6)

down hill!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

new campus, that's about it.

Cons

decreased PTO policy, then re-instituted company shutdown to basically take back all the PTO; good move for the P&L and Balance Sheet, no so great for employees THIRD YEAR in row there wont be any raises used to have high bonuses, but not anymore; they are also cutting down on the percentage. Pay is now below average management is arrogant, incompetent, and has a sense of entitlement

Advice to Management

pick a vision and stick to it, don't go out saying it's all good when it's not.

Other Employee Reviews for Brocade Communications

  1. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work, but doing down hill if corrections are not made quickely

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing individual contributors. Some of the best and brightest I have had the pleasure to work with. Great innovative products that challenge and are fun to work on and with. Amazing network of company partners to help get your products out.

    Cons

    This is hard. I love Brocade. It has been my home for MANY years. However there are some new issues, in the last 12 months that are becoming an issue. 1.) With the exception of some individual promotions, raises have not been given in 2yrs or more for MANY people. 2.) In Dec, for the first time in the many many years I have been here, the 1/2 yr bonus was not paid. A Holiday bonus was given to soften the blow, however it was maybe 20% of what was normally received. Now, these two items would have been acceptable. We had a bad quarter, and they were very generous during years that many of my friends received no bonuses. Most were ok with this, IF not for two items. 1.) There was a filing made in December showing that the Exec team all received SIGNIFICANT raises. 2.) There was in the same filing a cash bonus set up for the same team that would further increase the executive compensation. If we sacrifice, they must sacrifice. Otherwise we leave. June will be very telling to the future as to which of us will be staying at Brocade.

    Advice to Management

    If you have to hide something, you probably shouldn't be doing it. Treat us with respect, and we will continue to build the products that make you wealthy. Do again what you did in Dec, and you will see brain drain that you could not imagine.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding with sense of ownership, but limited growth opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Compensation package, Great sense of empowerment, Get it done attitude amongst the employees, Less politics than other companies in the valley

    Cons

    Exec Mgmt new and unproven, limited professional growth opportunities, very poor vacation accrual policy, Poor Benefits compared to other companies in the valley

    Advice to Management

    Delegate, Make decisions faster, reduce over analyanalysing of everything, go light on process and focus on results as much as process.


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