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Brocade Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People-first company, good management, great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    conflicted between being an established vendor and wanting to grow in new areas

    Advice to Management

    Commit


  2. "Sorry the company is being bought"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Great place with great people

    Cons

    Gettin sold off and wonder if will still have a job


  3. "Great Company to Work With"

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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.


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  5. "One of the best out there"

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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


  6. "Just too many layoffs in the marketing department"

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    Former Employee - Web Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Web Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    many of the coworkers nice to deal with and helpful.

    Cons

    Too many many layoffs in the marketing department and huge turn over. Now the company is sold and breaking apart, so not a good career choice with this company.

    Advice to Management

    too much money spent on outside vendors and not worth the cost. Don't just have one web vendor and get ripped off on the prices.


  7. "Distinguished Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not too big nor not too small.

    Cons

    Not narrowly focussed for the size of the company


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Very good work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, awesome colleagues, recognization is good

    Cons

    Job uncertainty because of broadcom's acquisition. Nothing else.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  11. "Sr. Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, good alternative to Cisco with price, performance and features.

    Cons

    Company did not integrate well internally with SAN, IP, software products and Wireless.



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