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Brocade Reviews

Updated October 18, 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. "Working at Brocade"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I found all the cross functional teams I worked and collaborated with to be very professional and a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    The breakup sale of the company


  2. "Software Engineer at Brocade"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good facilities, decent Bonus and ESPP.

    Cons

    Slow paced and little lack of direction.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Brocade's Uncertainty"

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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
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WAS an amazing place to work. Things are rapidly changing

    Cons

    Sell out to Broadcom has killed the spirit and personality of this once great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Think of your customers and employees instead of your wallets.


  6. "Talent Acquisition Leader"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Leader
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology. Strong Brand recognition

    Cons

    None really. Stock price should be higher.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    relaxed working environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    opportunities for advancement limited at this location

  8. "IPAM"

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    Current Employee - Inside Partner Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Partner Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Wired and Wireless portfolio
    Excellent customer base

    Cons

    Little bit of uncertainty due to the acquisition news in the market

    Advice to Management

    Hope the management can fix the uncertainty by this year end and 2018 will be a great year for the company.


  9. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Great people

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pre sales engineer"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have learned a lot here, both technical and about the selling process.

    Cons

    The current sale of the business to Broadcom has caused a lot of internal uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Some strong leadership will be needed when the acquisition concludes.


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