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"Very flexible"

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Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Houston, TX
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The management was good. work atmosphre was family friendly. engineers were easy to talk with. You can ask anything in whenever you like. Can work from home too

Cons

Had to share the rooms, but that was fine. Not that big of a deal. Pay was little lower but if you do good you can get some good amount of bonus.

Advice to Management

Problem started after they moved everything to India or CA. No more jobs left in houston area. Management did not tell ahead of time

Other Employee Reviews for Brocade

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Inept management forces you to work twice as hard for half the results."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits if you don't factor in the forced overtime.
    Nice new campus but engineering cubes are tiny (6x6 feet) with half-height walls and no privacy.
    Close to shopping & restaurants.

    Cons

    Inept, nepotistic managers. They hire their relatives, friends, people they went to school with and give them the best jobs, lion share of promotions/salary increases and bonuses. Hard work gets you nowhere.

    Mgmt is very secretive. You will be the last to know when anything changes. Mgrs spin a story about inclusiveness but it's all lies.

    Corporate part of the company is bloated and overcompensated. There are literally directors/sr. directors with just one person reporting into them.

    Legacy of Greg Reyes stock option scandal still haunts the company.

    Company is in decline. Many good engineers are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about yourselves and get to work on fixing the product road map, recognizing key contributors (i.e. not managers), and implementing some real engineering processes instead of this fly by the seat of your pants mode.


  2. "Comfortable place to work, but nothing too amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brocade has a beautiful campus, airy offices, flexible hours, and open communication among workers. Everyone was very friendly and pro-Brocade.

    Cons

    Movement within the company seems a little restricted. Atmosphere, while comfortable was a little dull. Overall, nothing too bad about working there, but nothing extraordinary.

    Advice to Management

    Brocade has a good product and the company has talented employees, but the Brocade name and image needs to be stronger.

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