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Brocade Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • work life balance little difficult (in 32 reviews)

  • No room for career growth, very difficult to move up in the organisation (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Not a good place for contractors"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Watch your back with middle management,

    Advice to Management

    Hmm, maybe take some scheduling courses.


  2. "Great co culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co culture, very collaborative

    Cons

    It's being sold to a co of opposite culture

  3. "Program Management"

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

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, feels like a family. Most people want to do the right thing for the company

    Cons

    Takes too long to make decisions and the decisions made don't aways stick


  4. "Recruiting Manager"

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn
    Good Work Life Balance
    Good Senior Management

    Cons

    Company does not do branding

    Advice to Management

    Non


  5. "Global Services"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, ability to work from home, flexible schedules, great first line and middle Management

    Cons

    Sale of company creating a lot of havoc


  6. "sw engineer"

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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

    excellent work place, great values

    Cons

    not visible road map to everyone


  7. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good people, WFH, good culture

    Cons

    Sales not great, upper management not open

  8. "The end of something great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, Strong System Engineering leadership. Excellent Engineering. Great self-study learning material

    Cons

    Brocade's traditional Channel / Partners lack software expertise. Software Networking BU is crippled by weak marketing and channel

    Advice to Management

    It's been a great ride.


  9. "About company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Good health benefits and gym

    Cons

    Not good chiropractor coverage in brocade.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great place to work because of the people"

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    Former Employee - Web Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Web Marketing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There were always areas to try to make things a bit more efficient from a process perspective if it was in your control
    - Marketing Org was a real tight knit family, and the CMO cared/cares about her team
    - Established lifelong relationships beyond Brocade
    - Accomplished much of the marketing vision that was kickstarted 3-4 years ago from the digital spectrum
    - Despite so many changes, the people is what made Brocade great

    Cons

    - 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)
    - Big departure in caring about employee well being/happiness when Klayko left (less employee events, tighter budget)
    - Personal feeling was that marketing wasn't valued by higher execs (very engineer centric)
    - Routine driven; change was difficult once a process was set in place

    Advice to Management

    None, but the execs that agreed to sell the company out should know that the people and culture is what made Brocade a great place to work - many could've departed a long time ago for more compensation but stayed because of the relationships that were established. That's all but gone now.


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