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"Fast Paced - but also lots of FUN - and you get paid well too"

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Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
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Pros

Brocade values teamwork and that's what makes working here fun. If your a "teamplayer" you will fit in fine. The work here is leading edge and we are tops in our field (Fibre Channel switches). Additionally - the benefits are very good with EXCELLENT vacation time (6 weeks a year for me since I've been here over 5 years!!!!!!!!!).
The pay is good and there is a very good Bonus program which has been paying out very well the past couple years.
If your in the Hardware field, we are one of the few places in Silicon Valley that's still showing some creativity - primarily since we make our own ASIC's. That's what sets our products apart from others.

Cons

It's fast paced - so you need to keep up.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

Other Employee Reviews for Brocade

  1. Helpful (1)

    "May you live in interesting times."

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    Current Employee - Senior Embedded Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Embedded Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brocade does some interesting work in a field with cut-throat competition...it's a miracle the company has survived this long. Brocade is good at utilizing commodity OTS SW (linux and so on) and specializing it for various products.

    Cons

    Uncertain future, plus the options backdating scandal really tarnished the stock. Too buzzword intensive...plus the marketing dept. uses questionable tactics...we should really be differentiating ourselves on our products, not badmouthing the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Take a page out of Apple's book...try to really differentiate the product rather than compete in a commodity environment.


  2. "best engineering team I have been working with"

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    Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    best team, excellent execution, good pay

    Cons

    personal life is not quite balanced as you expected, high working pressure

    Advice to Management

    keep a good spirit, so far so good.

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