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Brocade Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Good culture, lots of learning, fun place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy the camaraderie with folks, very positive environment and lots of learning opportunities. Never bored and telecommuting friendly

    Cons

    Client challenges can be chaotic and somewhat frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep folks happy and engaged. Keep the learning culture.


  2. "Sr Systems Engineering Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work as a Manager

    Cons

    None that I have now


  3. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work and good people

    Cons

    No cons that i can think of


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  5. "Software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good work life balance.
    Worked with some amazing people early on in my career, sadly a lot have left

    Cons

    Professional growth can be a bit slow.
    Open communication is sometimes missing from executive management.

    The "Why" for projects is sometimes not clear.

    Telecommuting options are limited.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities to grow


  6. "Good friendly people and lot to learn every day"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work hours, 24 hrs Gym, better work-life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes the schedule is aggressive


  7. "TAC engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    good salaries good people good atmpsphere

    Cons

    very small duty on job you are doing small staff not recognized


  8. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good groups, work was interesting

    Cons

    politics got in the way sometimes


  9. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    Data Center products
    Work life balance

    Cons

    No flexibility to move across teams


  10. "Great people. Enriching environment to learn. Excessive tradeoffs for cost."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    The people (my peers) make it a great place to be and work with. Freedom to learn and grow as you wish.

    Cons

    Too much attention to cost that can be a bit excessive.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees with generous compensation regardless of experience.


  11. "Best place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get recognised for your hard work, you get your freedom to use your brain rather than following process... Very good compensation

    Cons

    Hires mostly from Juniper, unfortunately they bring in the lobbying, politics and backstabbing culture...
    Legacy products, not much of innovations.. ineffecient sales team

    Advice to Management

    Well, only one.. Why on earth did you sell Brocade?? Was there really a need for the acquisition, you ended the era of one of the best companies in IP Networking



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