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Brocade Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Tranport Forwarding Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tranport Forwarding Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to learn and grow

    Cons

    Current uncertainty with takeover, hopefully wont last long


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Support Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and very smart people to work with

    Cons

    Not many really. Some individuals are a little slow to respond at times, but apart from that nothing.


  3. "Best job I ever had...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked from home with an excellent team.

    Cons

    Company being bought by Broadcom

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell....


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brocade has provided a great learning opportunity, with unlimited resources to learn

    Cons

    Company does not like the work from home culture. Very seldom do we get to work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees motivated and they will do well for you!


  6. "no title"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    established company that follows process defined.

    Cons

    facing challenges and sold itself recently

    Advice to Management

    no


  7. "A run of the mill company for its size"

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

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

    Pros

    Some departments like SAN Engineering were rewarding to work with.
    Good base pay.
    Remained the storage leader against Cisco

    Cons

    Never integrated Foundry. Was rumored to merge with Juniper before former execs ego got in the way and they instead bought Foundry, a marginal player in the LAN.
    Lots of unethical behavior and incompetence in marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Let Broadcom set a vision since this current bunch didn't have one.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Brocade just OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brocade was a leader in 100Gbps Dual port ethernet and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
    Brocade data center ethernet has a great market share.
    Many smart people to work with. Decent compensation overall.

    Cons

    Culture at Brocade was often to take on too much work, not prioritize properly, overwork employees and try to do too much in very tight schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the upper management are clicky and don't know how to lead, and are not technical enough to make good decisions. Stock price was stagnant for years.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good Bye (Status Quo) - Brocade!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People, made lifetime friends - Very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn, grow and show value being a part of what was really a great team of professionals for the most part.
    I knew the end was near since the revenue just never took the jump anticipated. We all worked really hard though. Good Luck to my X Brocade family where many will be looking for new jobs soon with the Broadcom acquisition around the corner.

    Cons

    After 10 years, 6 managers, You get 1 manager who ends your career. HR is NEVER on employee side. A manager can write you up just because they dont like you "Bad Attitude" and that will be the end to a career with so much work, dedication down the drain just like that. Its definitely been a life changing experience

    Advice to Management

    The upper management did a good job of keeping things moving, but the ultimate goal was to make Brocade attractive to sell and never really looked at what was going on in each department. Reviews should be 360. Listen to the employess too, they may know something that you don't. Thank you for all the wonderful years and experience, Brocade family will definitely be missed.


  10. "Procurement Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive working environment. Possible bonus payout twice a year.

    Cons

    Lack of communications between multiple sites making it difficult at times.


  11. "principle product manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    Good technology, flexible working environment, great coworkers

    Cons

    average health benefits, low 401K match



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