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Brocade Program Manager Reviews

Updated 26 Mar 2019

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4.7
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Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney
Lloyd Carney
4 Ratings
  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and the people make the company

    Cons

    Got acquired by Broadcom. No longer Brocade

    Brocade2019-03-26
  2. "Product Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding place to work, as Brocade values it's customers & employees.

    Cons

    Company is no longer in existence post-Broadcom acquisition.

    Brocade2018-08-30
  3. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Independent, Growth, Good Employee Relations

    Cons

    Management, Lack of Vision within the Dept

    Advice to Management

    Better Vision

    Brocade2018-03-13
  4. "Great Ride"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people were the best part. Good diversity. Fast-paced and rewarding along the way.

    Cons

    Company being acquired, so teams were split apart.

    Brocade2017-09-06
  5. "Some good; some bad"

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    Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade

    Pros

    The people there are awesome.

    Cons

    Too much focus on leadership and not enough on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that employees are your best asset.

    Brocade2016-05-03
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Stuck in the 90s"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits Revenue growing, business expanding Stock price climbing

    Cons

    Not much flexibility Old school, baby-boomer managers Lack of trust, if you're not seen with your butt in your seat then you're not working Employees recruited from big companies have established big company bureaucracy at Brocade Loud, open environment Dated laptops and lack of good equipment in general to do your job Lots of hurry up and wait, especially in the software space

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain and recruit talented folks, especially Millennials, ditch the 90s management style and provide some progressive benefits and work flexibility. People are leaving for more progressive companies in droves.

    Brocade2015-07-14
  7. "Great run at an innovative company attempting to find their next win"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brocade is the indisputable leader in SAN technologies and solutions. Brocade roadmap and product vision are competitive to market leading. The company is in a contending position in the consolidated networking space.

    Cons

    Brocade is undergoing a transformation. New management is attempting to drive into the uncharted territory of SDN/NFV and is betting the company. There are many areas of pain currently with serial RIFFs etc. and much political "activity".

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction, define the process for execution and execute. Constant changes are draining talent and motivation for those that stay.

    Brocade2014-03-20
  8. "Brocade: Good pay, but terrible career choice"

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    Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade

    Pros

    Brocade pays above market for job grades. For persons who need a stable job with low turn-over concerns, a person can coast here for years. I did observe people get let go in my time at Brocade, however most people had a tenure of eight or more years.

    Cons

    The work provided was mundane, boring or non-existent. Employee satisfaction or engagement was not of interest to management. As most employees were in their job roles 8+ years, the prevailing attitude I observed was apathy and disinterest. Nonetheless, some people did work hard. Overall however, the workplace was an uninspiring place to work. If you are a go-getter and interested in career growth, this is probably... not the employer for you.

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    Advice to Management

    Decide what kind of workforce you need. If you want energetic and innovative employees in your team, you need to provide them with interesting work and the ability to have an impact to the company.

    Brocade2009-01-09
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