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Brocade Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney
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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. "Software Engineering Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Growth, Compensation, Work-Life balance, Benefits (Gym, Basketball, Volleyball, Yoga), Newer office space

    Cons

    Lack of innovation; Lack of learning; Too much process; Lack of leadership; Lack of proper integration M&A


  2. "Now Broadcom"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Was a good company to work for except Sr. Management

    Cons

    Sr. Management - Lloyd Team - Did not fix much just put in tons of processes to slow things down

  3. "First company out of college"

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

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers willing to help with the learning process of how routers and switches.
    Education is free for employees.
    Matches 401k.

    Cons

    Poor management makes poor decision.
    Favoritism.
    Teamwork at times.


  4. "principal software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Benefits like BIP, PTO, etc. are good. Very good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Technical managers/directors are not good.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay. Volunteer time off

    Cons

    EXTREMELY cliquey. Gossip, backstabbing and "tattle-telling" are the norm. If you're not part of the "in" crowd, you can forget about advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe the gossip


  6. "Legal"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Counsel in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Counsel in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of M&A and acquired by another company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Brocade's Uncertainty"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and a decent gym

    Cons

    Once a great company to work for, but focus on employees has been declining year after year

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. 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


  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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