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Brocade Reviews

Updated Nov 15, 2019

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4.0
67%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
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Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney
Lloyd Carney
362 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "After acquisition by Broadcom the company and its culture changed for the worse(in 45 reviews)

  • "Work life balance an issue sometimes(in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, management, teamwork, benefits, rewards, growth opportunities

    Cons

    complex and very varied business model

    Advice to Management

    not sure

    Brocade2018-02-27
  2. "innovative company but with serious team collaboration issues"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Tech Leader in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good salary,bonus and stock, great product s and fantastic loacation in SJ, close to 237.

    Cons

    engineering practices differ widely from foundry engineering to other parts of the organiztion.

    Advice to Management

    Get team together and communicate better.

    Brocade2019-11-11
  3. "Solid Portfolio; limited upward mobility"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brocade has great products that just work. Fibre Channel SAN is a proven technology and is the reason it was acquired by Broadcom.

    Cons

    Now as part of Broadcom, the focus on customer satisfaction and ability to work with a customer is significantly reduced.

    Brocade2019-11-15
  4. "Great Networking Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - IP Network Engineer 

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and freedom

    Cons

    Company got sold. Very sad

    Brocade2019-10-24
  5. "A good company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC Physical Design Engineer 

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Use to be a stable good company

    Cons

    Too bad it was sold to BRCM.

    Brocade2019-10-17
  6. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty competitive Compensation Good Benefits Good People and Culture Culture Longevity Management Technology

    Cons

    Shrinking Fiber Chanel Market Broadcom Acquisition ----

    Brocade2019-09-04
  7. "good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Senior QA Engineer 

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    good team, good project, friendly

    Cons

    not many growth opportunities in QA

    Brocade2019-08-28
  8. "Great People"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It had motivated and talented engineering and product marketing staff and very helpful IT department. Benefits were good, the campus was great, the people were pleasant and professional. The hours were flexible and I was able to work remotely as needed.

    Cons

    The company got brought and split up.

    Brocade2019-08-21
  9. "good work life balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer 

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

    Pros

    good work life balance and pay compensation is reasonable

    Cons

    may have limit career growth for certain teams. stuck in small tasks and bug fix

    Brocade2019-06-30
  10. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, good culture.

    Cons

    Not lots of benefits and salary a little on lower end.

    Brocade2019-07-03
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