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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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    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


  4. "The end of something great"

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    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.


  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. "Very Fair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brocade provides a lot of assets to do your job. Their products are excellent.

    Cons

    Training and market strategies need to more in depth.

  8. "Current Situation"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly, good work life balance

    Cons

    Broadcom purchased company and is divesting assets


  9. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries benfits like espp

    Cons

    long term view not good


  10. "Sold out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time

    Pros

    a lot of learning and new stuff

    Cons

    internal politics through acquisition


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