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Brocade Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Great Company to Work With"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer and People focused company
    Agile enough to get things done
    Team atmosphere has been the most notable and rewarding in more than 6 years
    Solid SAN products

    Cons

    Company never truly able to grow their big IP business

    Advice to Management

    Company is being sold to Broadcom (SAN) and divesting the rest. We had a real good thing going and sad to see it broken up to put $$ in exec pockets. Practice what you preach.


  2. "One of the best out there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work options -- all team members work remote
    Direct access to SQA, Engineering, leadership team to drive solutions for problems
    Sales drives business and keeps engineering busy

    Cons

    Benifit package is less than some competiors


  3. "Great company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work and life balance

    Cons

    Due to recent sale of Brocade to Broadcom, Things are not stable.

    Advice to Management

    Brocade selling would have handled better than this


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  5. "Desktop Support Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work and great people.

    Cons

    A little far from home.


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    "Brocade has been great to work at..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Consultant
    Current Employee - Resident Consultant
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, small cutting edge technology company

    Cons

    Got involved with political moves, and needs to advertise better

    Advice to Management

    Board would have been better served to have a technical CEO


  7. "work culture at Brocade"

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    Current Employee - TAC Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - TAC Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good work-life balance
    decent compensation
    recognized for work

    Cons

    Many layers in the Management


  8. "My experience at Brocade/Minnesota"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great compensation, great experience, best and brightest people too!

    Cons

    The cubicles got a little small at the end :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you're doing!


  9. "Sr Systems Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


  10. "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.


  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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