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Brocade Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  • work life balance little difficult (in 32 reviews)

  • Was extremely difficult to learn and branch out from role (if you were really good at something, you had so much work it was difficult to branch out) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance
    Good people to work with
    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow is limited.
    The way management handled the acquisition with Broadcomm is worse that a company can ever do. It was functioning better as a standalone company.

    Advice to Management

    None, you guys were doing a decent job till the acquisition. I guess people should have been smarter when the new CEO came aboard. Looking at his past records he did exactly what he was suppose to, increase the stock price and sell the company. Wish the company got some more time to grow since Ruckus was just acquired. Great job on selling the company for peanuts especially the IP business unit.


  2. "NA"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    consistent revenue, good working environment

    Cons

    not competitive, depends on legacy product lines

    Advice to Management

    review road map


  3. "Could have been great"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small enough networking company with decent technology, engg and portfolio of products. Good company work culture, work-life balance, salary and benefits. Supportive environment.

    Cons

    Politics across business units, leadership absent and misaligned, caused lot of churn. CEO didn't make much effort to draw on the strengths of the portfolio and build culture of collaboration. Instead bailed out to make money for himself, board, and shareholders at the cost of employees and future of the technology.


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  5. "Good company but just acquired by Broadcom; to be in May"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Tough time right now due to the acquisition

    Cons

    Tough environment right now due to the company being split into 4 areas


  6. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 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

    The company was about inclusion and diversity.

    Cons

    As with all companies, change is slow. I am very sad that the business is being sold


  7. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    well-intentioned team. understands the value of partnerships.

    Cons

    inability to break-out with new initiatives/offerings. uncertainties with impending acquisition by Broadcom.


  8. "Great while it lasted"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid midsize enterprise companythat treated their employees well

    Cons

    Company was recently acquired .High degree of uncertainty now


  9. "Mixed experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, flexibility, some great colleagues

    Cons

    Lot of politics, bad engineering management,

    Advice to Management

    Change engineering management, bring more transparency


  10. "no title"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    established company that follows process defined.

    Cons

    facing challenges and sold itself recently

    Advice to Management

    no


  11. "A run of the mill company for its size"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some departments like SAN Engineering were rewarding to work with.
    Good base pay.
    Remained the storage leader against Cisco

    Cons

    Never integrated Foundry. Was rumored to merge with Juniper before former execs ego got in the way and they instead bought Foundry, a marginal player in the LAN.
    Lots of unethical behavior and incompetence in marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Let Broadcom set a vision since this current bunch didn't have one.


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