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Updated December 18, 2017
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San Jose, CA

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Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney
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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. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work culture, gym facilities

    Cons

    very stingy 401k payment for employees


  2. "Good solid place"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Financially stable, dominant in one industry

    Cons

    Slow to adapt. Needs new businesses to drive growth.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce new managerial skills from outside the company

  3. "Software Engineering Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Growth, Compensation, Work-Life balance, Benefits (Gym, Basketball, Volleyball, Yoga), Newer office space

    Cons

    Lack of innovation; Lack of learning; Too much process; Lack of leadership; Lack of proper integration M&A


  4. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic technology, outstanding engineering teams, market leadership, partner relationship and GTM

    Cons

    lack of leadership support in storage networking business

    Advice to Management

    They could have done better in storage space by not ignoring core business of the company


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Great development team.
    2. Exceptional managers
    3. Great working environment
    4. Good compensation

    Cons

    Brocade is being sold to Broadcom


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, great Salary and great people.

    Cons

    Being available around the clock could be a must sometimes. Demanding role


  7. "IPAM"

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    Current Employee - Inside Partner Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Partner Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Wired and Wireless portfolio
    Excellent customer base

    Cons

    Little bit of uncertainty due to the acquisition news in the market

    Advice to Management

    Hope the management can fix the uncertainty by this year end and 2018 will be a great year for the company.

  8. "Legal"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Counsel in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Counsel in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of M&A and acquired by another company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Brocade's Uncertainty"

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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

    Flexible work environment and a decent gym

    Cons

    Once a great company to work for, but focus on employees has been declining year after year


  10. "Market leader, great technology"

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    Current Contractor - Marketing Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market leading products. Seem to have a good vision of where they want to go. Respectful culture, cares about employees. Provide key pieces of technology to the tier one storage providers.

    Cons

    Company is being acquired by Broadcom and is divesting the IP Networking and software parts of the business. This has been a distraction and the company has lost a lot of talent.

    Advice to Management

    Organization operates in silos. Believe the Broadcom acquisition and divestitures will be a net negative for employees.


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