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Brocade Reviews

Updated December 24, 2018
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  • "Good management and work life balance" (in 115 reviews)

  • "Brocade was outstanding to work for great team and great work environment" (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Inside Cloud Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High Pay
    Great remote policy
    Benefits
    atmosphere
    Fun
    Holidays and PTO

    Cons

    Acquisitions
    new products and services.
    remote policy
    Management
    boring


  2. "Territory Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, loved the people, and the sales organization. We were on a roll and then...

    Cons

    ...Major acquisition by Broadcom came in and changed everything

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wish it were still around"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company appreciated experienced professionals - perhaps to a fault. It was a bit disorganized, like a start-up would be, yet it's a mature company. So, management and hiring managers tended to prefer experienced staff to make up for the lack of robust processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Lack of robust process and procedures. Engineering team not fully engaged with Manufacturing team - the 'silo' model for product introduction and support.

    Advice to Management

    Purchasing Foundry Networks was this company's downfall. Trying to get into the commodity and highly competitive enterprise-router-switcher business was a mistake. Brocade should have remained focused on Storage Area Networking products.


  4. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Pretty decent place to work

    Cons

    Was shifted between teams a lot


  5. "Network Engineer - Remote"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, benefits, training, opportunity, talent

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  6. "Product Program Manager"

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

    I worked at Brocade full-time (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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Acquired by Broadcom"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Group didn't breed team effort

  8. "Sales Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great culture

    Cons

    Troublesome with acquisitions. Work life balance an issue sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Good Company after Cisco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Better than Cisco in terms of politics.

    Cons

    Limited technologies to work on.


  10. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Company culture. Motivated people with a good attitude.

    Cons

    Nothing that would quality as a con.