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Brocade Sales Engineer Reviews

Updated Oct 8, 2017

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15%
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Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney
Lloyd Carney
5 Ratings
  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent Corporate culture and the ability to excel in your career is fairly easy.

    Cons

    Leader in Fibre Channel which is not a fast growing market

    Brocade2014-08-13
  2. "Senior IP Network Sales Engineer"

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    Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay is just okay; not great at all. That's the best I can come up with. No real other reason to push hard; they don't support or listen anyway.

    Cons

    - decisions made at top then supporting data is garnered. ALOT of politics. - in 2.5 years I've had my accounts and territory changed 3x. quotas are a dart throw. - paychecks don't explain how they arrived at your commission and management is totally unresponsive to inquiries or requests for customer help. ...they drive the ambitiion out of you eventually

    Advice to Management

    Quick fixes are just that - band aids. Stop Challenger already - its lame. respond to your engineers - PM, Marketing, Sales Management, SE Management....

    Brocade2016-05-18
  3. "Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stable Job with steady pay. Get to work from home

    Cons

    Compensation is below market average. As an SE they require more of a sales aptitude over technical abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing...

    Brocade2015-10-11
  4. "Sales Engineer @ Brocade"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, ability to drive your own success, great OEM relationships across vendors. Access to many levels of management. Good recognition of effort from management. Great access to product teams and peers. Small enough that you feel you make a difference. Great technology, passionate people.

    Cons

    Small so lacks influence in deals that encompass multiple technology streams. Not a household name outside of the storage industry.

    Advice to Management

    Need to influence at a global level to drive sales in the region. Brocade's brand is not well known as it is hidden behind OEM agreements.

    Brocade2015-07-13
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent products, reinvigorated company, very good TAC organization and great management

    Cons

    Limited mobility for storage people as the company focuses more on core IP products and less and less on storage markets

    Advice to Management

    Overall very good but the heritage of the company is Fibre Channel networking for storage. A great addition to this would be IP and Ethernet based storage focus.

    Brocade2014-05-15
  6. "Best company I've ever worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great product and great people. Lots of freedom in how you manage your job. You are the CEO of your desk. Lots of room for advancement and learning new skill sets.

    Cons

    Employee moral has been down in the last couple of years and a lot of good people has left.

    Advice to Management

    Current company strategy is working so stay the course.

    Brocade2013-10-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pre sales engineer"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have learned a lot here, both technical and about the selling process.

    Cons

    The current sale of the business to Broadcom has caused a lot of internal uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Some strong leadership will be needed when the acquisition concludes.

    Brocade2017-10-08
  8. "A good future!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brocade full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Brocade seems to have a good idea of where they want to go, and generically how to get there. The company also seems really happy to take people along with them on the journey.

    Cons

    Some of the detail is missing...

    Advice to Management

    Don't get too stuck on the message, make sure everything else is right as well...

    Brocade2015-07-03
  9. "Goede ervaring en een stabiele omgeving"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Amsterdam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ambities van het bedrijf zijn wat hoog gesteld, maar dat is nodig

    Cons

    Niet altijd het beste met de werknemer voor

    Advice to Management

    Zorg ervoor dat je alle secundaire dingen op orde hebt, zoals een bedrijfswagen in Nederland. Erg belangrijk!

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    Brocade2014-09-04
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