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Brocade UK Reviews

Updated October 8, 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. "Things ain't what they used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Brocade has been a great company, with good people and good technologies. I have had the privilege to work alongside some truly exceptional talent.

    Cons

    The pending acquisition of Brocade by Broadcom, and the subsequent divestiture of a number of business units to secondary buyers, has unfortunately had a severely detrimental effect on staff morale and the working environment in general.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pre sales engineer"

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

    I have been working at Brocade full-time (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.

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    wages and benefits, location, middle mgmt

    Cons

    political, paperwork and email culture, ruckus mgmt, chip on their shoulder

    Advice to Management

    sack the mgmt and rehire a new vp for emea. a real person.


  4. "Very good employer"

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    Current Employee - Field Services Coordinator in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Field Services Coordinator in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takes care of employee wellbeing.

    Cons

    No real possibility for growth here.

    Advice to Management

    Management should support more all well being activities in office.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No growth - should have sold when they had the chance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Market leading FC technology.

    Cons

    Dubious management. If you like to be managed via excel this is the company for you.


  6. "Tac support engineer"

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    Current Employee - TAC Support Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - TAC Support Engineer in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team work environment,nice place.

    Cons

    less chance to get internal transfer for new job opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    adding more resource on EMEA Comparing to US or Asian region.


  7. "A good future!"

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

    I have been working at Brocade full-time (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...

  8. "Supportive and Excellent Prospects"

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits, good camaraderie and easy to integrate. Management are happy to take on board suggestions and invest in good ideas.
    Technology is really good and easy to pitch to customers.
    Established propositions and sales training.
    Not many big egos and good policy to promote from within if possible.
    Previous Senior Management hadn't driven the company forward at all, but current leadership have clear intentions and stock price has tripled as a result.

    Cons

    Some products are a bit 'blue sky' for a lot of customers.
    Can be a bit disconnected between regions and HQ.

    Advice to Management

    HQ re-org had to be done, but some departments were cut too deep and there are still areas where more resource is needed.


  9. "The Sky is the Limit at Brocade"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've lost count of the number people who have been promoted this Fiscal Year, not just in our region but across the organization. There is no holding back - Talent, Hard Work and Ambition are rewarded at this company the Sky really is the limit here.

    Cons

    Our market leading SAN and Ethernet Fabric products and our innovation around software networking ensure there is a bright future at Brocade.

    Advice to Management

    Our CEO Lloyd Carney joined the company 18 months ago and on his first visit to the UK office pledged to treble our stock price from just over $4 dollars within 5 years. Yesterday we hit $12.30 .3.5 years ahead of schedule, so my only message to the management team is *Keep up the good work*!


  10. "great organisation, great people (in the main !)"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic product set, both on the IP and SAN side, great place to work if you are looking for a true "challenger" organisation rather than sticking with the same old same old. Uniquely placed to become the data centre vendor of choice in the next few years. Real positive energy throughout the business, particularly EMEA where I have first hand experience. Have had a clear out of negative minded individuals over the past 24months which has accelerated the progression no end. Really fun and exciting place to work, cannot recommend it highly enough. Strong regional leadership at VP and management level, very clear on the way forwards.

    Cons

    for positive minded individuals, there are few if any cons to working at Brocade these days

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the concise messaging to the troops and developing the game changing products that have been coming out over the past 12months in particular.


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