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Brocade Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  • Hard driving team work hard play hard good work life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • No room for career growth, very difficult to move up in the organisation (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "HPE Alliance Manager West & Tola Regions"

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    Former Employee - Alliance and Partner Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Alliance and Partner Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brocade was outstanding to work for great team and great work environment. The company got bought by Broadcom and my position was eliminated.

    Cons

    Hard driving team work hard play hard good work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great Ride"

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

    I worked at Brocade full-time (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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brocade was a great place to work, great / smart people, work / life balance
    A few good people still left. Brocade has done well to those how have been RIF'd.

    Cons

    Brocade's leadership team just finishing up what started 5 years ago, a plan to sell out below market of 13 dollar mark... shame... dismantled a once appealing product portfolio which if deal doesn't close can not be saved.

    Advice to Management

    Just finish up and shut the doors.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great!"

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    Former Employee - Channel
    Former Employee - Channel
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is very good. Benefits are excellent. Overall allow you to do your job and not interfere on a daily basis. Some members of leadership were excellent and empowering and motivating you to succeed.

    Cons

    Absolute train wreck since early 2016. Ruckus acquisition was handled poorly, management teams were assigned for groups they had no interest/experience in managing, no plan on how to leverage new product line with existing. Once BroadCom acquisition was announced, things got worse as management was trying to hold on to their positions and not caring one bit about the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    From the CEO down, when you focus on lining your pockets vs. providing vision, focus and drive for your company, you will lose.


  5. "Great company, unfortunate they are being bought"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leader in networking, strong products, a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Slow decision making, remaking same decisions.


  6. "It was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I had a great job, with great management all the way up to the SVP level.

    Cons

    Who knows what the new culture will be under Broadcom? Or ARRIS? Or Extreme?


  7. "Great job while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation, good execution on core business

    Cons

    Spent a lot of money acquiring companies that went nowhere

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Product Portfolio for Datacenter prior to acquisition.

    Cons

    Acquisition caused company to sell off individual business units

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with changes through acquisition process


  9. "Transition Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated
    Continuous work
    Supportive in terms of piers

    Cons

    Unorganized
    Internal communications errors
    Duplication of efforts
    Stressful environment at times

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  10. "Good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great manager and good team

    Cons

    no bright future for the company


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