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Love it, and lived for almost 10 years
Hard Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA24 April 2017
well. Very much i started my R&D carrier at Brocade. I had been worked for three postions:

Hardware Engineer, hardware Embedded Engineer, and Sustanning Engineer.
Loved this job and part of my family. Didn't want to leave, but need to adapt with new Tech, moved to EMC
Pros
Managment/Boss were friends
Cons
Benefits weren't that good
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Going through Change
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA18 April 2017
Great company culture and pay. Brocade is currently being acquired by Broadcom. They intend to sell off all the IP networking business and keep the SAN products. Future is uncertain.
Pros
Salary, Culture, Work life balance
Cons
poor mission statement, lack of direction
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Good Work Life Balance
Accountant 1 (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, Karnataka11 April 2017
The work is very good, good learning and feels good to go office.
Many sub process of accounts payable.
Management is very supportive .
Never faced any hardest part with Work environment
People and the work encourages me to go to office.
Pros
Good work Timings
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Highly productive with emphasis on quality
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bangalore, India10 April 2017
Part of a highly competent team, part of a new data-center team. Responsible for Layer 3 routing protocols with high emphasis on product quality. A steep learning curve for the entire duration.
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Great product line advancements
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA10 April 2017
Developers responded to supportability issues and integrated diagnostic tools into the fabric OS. Excellent cooperation between departments. But product line advances can still be followed be a discontinuation. Overall, great support organization.
Pros
Good teamwork across departments
Cons
Some isolation going on
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Poor management execution
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA2 April 2017
Swings in management's strategic focus from fibre channel storage to data center to SDN to edge of the network/wireless, now being acquired with other parts of the business being sold.
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Collaborative work environment
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA29 March 2017
A great place to work. Great culture. I had an awesome manager who was a wonderful mentor and taught me the ABCs of Project Management. Enthusiastic team.
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Everything was fine until my division's largest customer went Bankrupt
Technical Support III (Former Employee) –  Houston, TX28 March 2017
My division was a recent accusation and was growing fast. Then the 2008 crash hit, and our largest customer went bankrupt. Root cause was the repeal of the separation of Commercial and Investment Banking. See, root cause is not limited to technical issues.
Pros
Hmm, bagels.
Cons
Manager was a former Developer, not former Support.
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Employee friendly
Sr Manager Web Development (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, Karnataka28 March 2017
At senior level it is medium to high paced. Employees taken care of. Now being acquired by Broadcom.
With company going out and to be merged, there is not much review about.
Company being split into multiple parts and going to different buyers.
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Brocade
Engineering Lab Service & Customer Cabling lead (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA27 March 2017
My manager at the time was amazing. Always pushing us forward to learn more skills; technical skills like Linux, Windows OS, networking infrastructure; management skills like time management, risk management and procurement. This was a great position for me to learn and absorb knowledge about this industry.
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Great company to work with
Web Developer (Current Employee) –  Bengaluru24 March 2017
Brocade is a leader in SAN business. Very good company, open culture good work life balance and benefits.

Good leadership in terms of your career and towards growth professionally and personally
Pros
Bus pass, Internet
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Friendly Work Enviornment
System Information Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, Karnataka21 March 2017
Got in-depth experience on SharePoint 2013 & SharePoint Online.
Friendly Work Culture.
Flexible Work timings.
Friendly Colleagues.
Approachable & Helpful Management.
Pros
Flexible Work timings
Cons
Job Security
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Formerly a great place to work
Sales Director - Texas Enterprise Region (Current Employee) –  Oklahoma, TX27 February 2017
Brocade Communications is being acquired, so all current characteristics will no longer be valid. Previously, it was a very energetic, forward thinking company.
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Very productive and fun place to work
Sales Operations- Inside Sales Rep (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, Karnataka20 February 2017
Very flexible with Timings
Lot of things to learn, HR organizes for lot of learning activities
Management is easily accessible people.
Work culture is very nice
Hardest part is few things not planned well
To get to work is the best part of the day
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Great work life balance
Senior Pricing Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA19 February 2017
In the early years at Brocade, the company was innovative and moved at a fast pace. Employees were totally engaged and supportive of management. The company acted as a large start-up. I enjoyed the early years. As we grew, the company became more and more like a large old company.
Pros
Good people
Cons
too big
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Great Products, great people, limited vision
Systems Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GA14 February 2017
The Storage Area Networking products offered by Brocade are without peer. Same is true for their Fiber Channel Extension products.

The most pleasant part of the job at Brocade was meeting and understanding the genius of the folks who design their products. The most difficult was watching the sometimes inept management burn up the people that had made the company great.

Having said that, there still remain a large number of dedicated folks that continue to produce some of the finest products in their sector.

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Pros
Ability to do what it takes to solve problems to enhance customer service.
Cons
Wicked bad politics. So bad that they get in the way of greater success for the company.
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Productive
Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant, Dev Lead (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA14 February 2017
Worked for Short project upgrade from 11.5.10 to 12.2.5, Planning and delivery of New/Modify RICEFW's as a part of R12 upgrade and enhancement. Gathering information on boundary applications and their impact. Analyzed the impact of R12 on their current custom objects, Retro-fitting/Re-designing the RICE components and performed Unit testing with lot of learning.
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Needs new leadership
Software Technical Leader (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA10 February 2017
Brocade has been playing the catch up game in the industry the past few years. This in turn reflects on the engineering who are working furiously to catch up and deliver things at a cray rate.

This approach has pros and cons. With the fast paced work, an engineer also needs the right tools to deliver quality content.
Sadly tools are lacking in Brocade and to deliver something of quality one has to put in an in-ordinate time to make up for the lack of tools and infrastructure necessary for the developer.

There is lot of space to pick and deliver what you like but it takes more than just engineering to do that. If you possess such skills then you will thrive at Brocade.
Pros
Pickup anything and run!
Cons
You have to do it all, very less facilitation from mgmt
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experienced, knowledgeable, leader
Technical Program Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA6 February 2017
Have been TPM for last 15 years with great reviews. I have received very positive reviews at Brocade.

Work environment at Brocade is flexible but requires everyone to work on multiple projects.
Pros
technical, leader, experieced
Cons
need to move to growth oriented environment
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Great work-life balance
HR Operations Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Bangalore, India25 January 2017
Had a good work-life balance and a great manager, who encouraged and appreciated new ideas. The benefits aren't that interesting. Unlike other companies in Bangalore, they don't offer free transport or food. Food is subsidized but is pathetic.
Pros
work-life balance
Cons
resistance to change
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