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Brocade Reviews

Updated October 20, 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. "Good work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture is good, team members are helping. Good learning opportunities. Sometimes work may become monotonous. Flexible timings and work from home options.

    Cons

    No cons as such, depends from team to team. Some teams have internal politics but its not so widespread. Overall it is a good company both for freshers and experienced people.

    Advice to Management

    It will be good if they show more concern for their employees. Lot of changes at the top management level every now and then. does not help the work environment


  2. "Good place to start - no career growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, great products.

    Cons

    Starting compensation is good - no growth, the annual reviews are one of the worst. Company doesnt really care for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please evaluate your products before selling off Comapny

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Tech Support Manager"

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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

    Was a great company. Full benefits, full bonus last 6 years, great place with great people.

    Cons

    They sold out to the highest bidder..


  4. "Supply Chain Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great work culture.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement. Unclear direction from upper management.


  5. "Collaborative environment"

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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

    friendly culture, always in the "get the things done" mode

    Cons

    communication from management could be slower than expected

    Advice to Management

    open door policy


  6. "Brocade Product"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products are rock solid and development continues.

    Cons

    Fibre Channel market may be shrinking.

    Advice to Management

    Promote FC within the industry.


  7. "Hardware Engineering Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Real hard to get promotion

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Bonus on time.

    Cons

    No scope for development. Worst management


  9. "Collection of people from different companies and cultures"

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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

    Looks like new hires were able to negotiate better compensation and titles.
    Coming from a startup, the workload was lower. There were statements like " work less, get paid more" by people who were hired from the industry leader(s).

    Newer buildings and covered parking. 401k match and commuter reimbursement.

    Cons

    It totally depends on the group/BU you belonged to, as the review may or may not match the company as a whole. I ended up in a group filled with B players and it was frustrating. The A's have moved on after cashing out. Some are semi-retired and are here just for the medical benefits maybe. Looks like a collection of leftovers from different companies. There is no collaboration between groups and they work in silos. The bar is lower. If you get comfortable here, you are probably cementing yourself. The company does things just for the sake of doing it. Brocade as an entity might disappear after the acquisition is completed. Lot of uncertainty as the company is being sold in pieces.

    Advice to Management

    Think about advancement in technology, products and not just focus on price competing in the market.


  10. "End of a good company"

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    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

    Flexibility, growth, pay and some of the products were top notch.

    Cons

    Company now broken into 4 different parts

    Advice to Management

    Should have held on to grow the company instead of cashing in and selling


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