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Brocade Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "The lurch"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Great company before the buyout by Broadcom. We are on a great trajectory and things were getting better and better.

    Cons

    Since the announcement of the Broadcom buyout the IP side of the house has been treated like a red-headed step child.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and honest with your employees


  2. "Current State Brocade"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Generally competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    Acquisition uncertainty, waiting on divestiture news


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/like balance is good for the hours worked.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 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

    The company was about inclusion and diversity.

    Cons

    As with all companies, change is slow. I am very sad that the business is being sold


  6. "staff software engineer"

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

    Pros

    descent work life balance.
    good exposure market events.
    descent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Storage is saturating. Execution went sloppy on the IP side.


  7. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and generally great ground level to middle management. The wages are pretty good, and the benefits are ok. For DC networking, Brocade is quite good.

    Cons

    401k match was cut in half a year or two ago with no notification to employees. Senior level to executive level management does not seem to have a firm understanding of our industry segment which has translated into only moderate advances in our technology. They seem to understand running a business well, but not the more specific aspects of running a great network product portfolio. We always seems to be one step behind our two biggest competitors as a result.

    Also, there is a lot of uncertainty around the acquisition of our IP business. I don't fault the management for this, but it has had a negative impact on morale and sales cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, we'll have new management in 6 months.


  8. "Pretty Good Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Lots of very smart people, and the company cares about your career success.

    Cons

    Inefficient. A lot of the work is more cumbersome than it should be.


  9. "love the people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the atmosphere at Brocade and all of the people that i have met and had a chance to work with. no complaints there

    Cons

    we are getting sold - so no bueno


  10. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    well-intentioned team. understands the value of partnerships.

    Cons

    inability to break-out with new initiatives/offerings. uncertainties with impending acquisition by Broadcom.


  11. "The company that once was"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in the Minnesota office. Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership primed the company for sale by leaning out every organization to bare bones, as well as out sourcing. With Broadcom buying the SAN business and everything else being sold off to the highest bidder, who knows what will become of "Brocade". It's sad to see a company be victim of a sellout. Hopefully the IP side stays as one piece.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the golden parachute



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