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Brocade Senior Manager Reviews

Updated September 6, 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. "Great Company to Work With"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer and People focused company
    Agile enough to get things done
    Team atmosphere has been the most notable and rewarding in more than 6 years
    Solid SAN products

    Cons

    Company never truly able to grow their big IP business

    Advice to Management

    Company is being sold to Broadcom (SAN) and divesting the rest. We had a real good thing going and sad to see it broken up to put $$ in exec pockets. Practice what you preach.


  2. "Great Ride"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were the best part. Good diversity. Fast-paced and rewarding along the way.

    Cons

    Company being acquired, so teams were split apart.

  3. "It was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I had a great job, with great management all the way up to the SVP level.

    Cons

    Who knows what the new culture will be under Broadcom? Or ARRIS? Or Extreme?


  4. "Good culture, lots of learning, fun place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy the camaraderie with folks, very positive environment and lots of learning opportunities. Never bored and telecommuting friendly

    Cons

    Client challenges can be chaotic and somewhat frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep folks happy and engaged. Keep the learning culture.


  5. "great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work culture and great place to work

    Cons

    Need more roles to play

    Advice to Management

    ....


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A great place to retire in place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facility, great food, health club, good work life balance

    Cons

    Little drive or push for excellence. Endless meeting and little employee empowerment.


  7. "Senior Software Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    ESPP
    Ongoing Stocks
    Flexible work timings
    Yearly cash bonus pretty decent

    Cons

    Not a good place for application software development. Limited job options to change within Brocade.

    Growth aspects from Senior Manager to Director very limited

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Manager"

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

    Pros

    None - worthless experience. They don't follow through on commitments. I did however leave with $ in my pocket.

    Cons

    Bad management. Horrible Communications Strategy. Management spends all their time trying to cover their mistakes and the mistakes of their cronies!

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of the dark ages. Stop putting friends in positions they are not qualified to fill. Build a strategy and attempt to follow it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sliding Quickly into Oblivion..."

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, campus, cafe, SAN Products.
    Nice gym.
    Nice parking structure.

    Cons

    New Management has the company on a downward spiral. Cost cutting is gutting the core programs that once made Brocade great. Attrition is high, with another wave to happen this summer after bonuses are paid.
    Strategy is vague. New technology is interesting, but lacks real world application today. Marketing is a disaster. Goodbye status quo and goodbye Brocade.

    Advice to Management

    Find the next best buyer and sell the SAN business to preserve it. Reduce the size of the SW business unit and focus only on NFV. Forget about Fabrics, you don't have pockets deep enough to compete there.


  10. "Great Pay and Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brocade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is very good, vacation days is great, and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Lotsa overtime for all. You have tons of vacation but just can't use it.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better work/life balance