Great Initial Pay and Friendly Culture but with little room for advancement
Account Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – January 7, 2014
-Great Starting Salary and Compensation -Overall Organizations are friendly and helpful -Work is not challenging, very little room for creativity -Top management style tends to be managing upwards instead of downwards towards direct reports.
Sr. Configuration Analyst (Current Employee), San Jose – October 30, 2013
Pros: some flexibility
Cons: poor management; misogynistic culture
I love what I do. Typically, I work on at least 2-4 New Products. This entails attending Engineering and Operations weekly meetings, processing Hardware Design changes in less than 48 hours and basically supporting all my internal customers [in the US and China] on a 24/7 schedule.
My co-workers are generally very nice, professional people. The exception – more... to this would be my immediate peers and immediate management. Middle management at Brocade is really weak and seems to be getting worse. Peer support in my area is non-existent and management fosters a suspicious, resentful environment by inconsistently focusing on perceived issues with constant haranguing and then admonishment when you don't agree.
Also, themes of misogyny here. CEO has made comments in All Hands about how women dress better on the East Coast and the ladies here need to step it up. Nothing about our male counterparts. – less
A company that believes strongly in work life balance
Lead Contract Renewals Specialist (Current Employee), Plymouth, MN – September 12, 2013
Pros: work life balance
Brocade has a strong value in their employees, not only do the believe in a strong work life balance, they are actively engaged within the local communities. They provide many volunteer hours for a number of local charity events.
Senior Documentation Consultant (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – May 21, 2013
The pace of the conversion work from PDF to Word, then fitting the format of the EMC networking guides into Brocade's documentation style was very fast-paced. Unfortunately, the final review never took place since the project was put on hold due to differences of approach between EMC and Brocade.
Because the project was never completed, I feel I am – more... not in a position to give a truly fair and balanced assessment of Brocade from a technical writing perspective. – less