Brocade Employee Reviews

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Wonderful Environment, Manager that cared about your success, and great cast of co-workers
Engineering Lab Services (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA21 August 2016
Daily Tasks & Learnings:

-Troubleshooting of lab equipment
-Graphic and web development
-Documentation
-Video desing to assist new employees
-OS installations + Troubleshooting + Configurations

Consisted of a young group of co-workers who were willing to learn and grow within the company. Pushed by managers to grow and learn.
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A Great Place to work
HR Manager (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, Karnataka29 December 2016
A Great Place to work; Good working atmosphere, Career Focused, Strong Leadership, Promotes Collaboration, truly a global experience, Clear Mission and Vision,
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Long Commute
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awesome place to work
Technical Support Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Broomfield, CO4 January 2017
ping pong tables, full gym, amazing compensation and benefits. this is an awesome place to work and i would recommend it to anyone, absolutely loved working there
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Good flexible company.
Java/J2EE Lead Developer (Former Employee) –  Paris (75)8 November 2016
Flexible hours. Remote work opportunity. Managers are helpful and always will be available to guide us. You will get good amount of work which will keep you busy.
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Administrative Assistant to Engineering team
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA23 August 2016
Very Fun and energetic team! This team new how to make work fun. I would love to work with Brocade again if they came to the Sacramento Area.
Pros
Everything
Cons
none
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Culture has never been worse.
Contact Renewals Specialist (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MN28 April 2016
The company used to be really fun to work for. Since new executives have been in house, they seem to be cleaning house from inside.

They continue to reduce staff, and add more work. We have seen them do some pretty underhanded deals which cost an entire department their jobs with 2 weeks notice.

They take employee surveys on the workplace, which are limited in a way to make it seem as if the results improve each year.

New hires tend to be right out of college or "early career", which allows them to keep from hiring more experienced employees. Meanwhile new executives seem to be hired every month.

Unless you have a strong relationship with a top level manager you have little opportunity to apply for jobs at remote locations, leaving little room for advancement.
Pros
benefits
Cons
over 1/2 of vac is used on shut down
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NIce place to work
DevOps Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA28 July 2016
Brocade is a lovely place to work. There are times when we had fun but when there is work needed to be completed we are on the top of it.
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Tech Leader
Sr. Staff ASIC PD Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA7 July 2016
An advance technique company that focus on products and profit. Very good benefits to employees as well with ESPP, 401k matching and profit sharing.
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Tough place to work with high emphasis on employee/management politics,
Community Affairs Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA7 January 2016
A typical day is fast pace, tactical deliverable driven with lots of meetings. Hardest part of the job is weeding through politics and eroding corporate culture.
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Plenty to go around
Sr. Facility Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA11 February 2016
Lots of work to go around with a lot of talent to pick from. Outstanding SAN, Ethernet, SDN and other offerings.
Prepared to be in the all things "Internet".
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I really enjoyed working at Brocade
Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, MN14 January 2016
Excellent management. Great experience.

The work was challenging but fun. We were exposed to all aspects of networking.

The management was superb, great people.
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Management needs to value it's talented people.
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA7 September 2015
Brocade has really been changing for the worse and it seems employees are not valued as they should be. There are so many wonderful, talented, competent people there and management is not treating them well. The company is fast moving and changes directions quickly, so hold on for the ride.
Pros
workers are great and fun
Cons
management needs to value their employees.
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Family friendly with a great work/life balance
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CA6 October 2015
Brocade is a nice location filled with many intelligent and focused people. The company promotes a great work/life balance and headquarters is easily accessible from 237.
Pros
Nice campus, mature workforce, updated facilities
Cons
Pay is slightly lower than industry standard
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Professional Profile
Senior Audit Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA5 July 2015
•Information Security, Audit and Compliance professional with 15+ years of experience
•High performing leader with expertise in enterprise risk assessment, audit planning and execution.
•IT Manager with experience in managing technical staff and managing customer relations.
•Significant experience in leading and coordinating projects with cross functional business units.
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OK place to work, antequated work environment and management style
PROGRAM MANAGER - SOFTWARE OPERATIONS (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA28 July 2015
Good pay, average benefits, old school management. Way too much red tape for a company its size. Not very progressive or exciting, it's a job not a career.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Old School Management, lack of training and career opportunities, no RSUs after initial job offer
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Strong company
Inventory Control Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CA13 July 2015
Brocade is a solid company that has proven themselves as a solid company with an outstanding product. The culture is typically a friendly work environment. depending on your profession you could either work a 40hr week or a 60 hr. week. They offer competitive compensation and are always looking for fresh talent.
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Productive and good place to work
Territory Sales Rep/Channel Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VA24 February 2015
Typical day consist of meeting with business partner to promote latest product technologies for business partner to resell. Daily activities include follow-up on current sales targets and plan external events for customers with business partners for participation in network product presentations and equipment education. Good place to work with a very helpful management team for those who want to learn new skills.
Pros
Helpful co-workers and management team
Cons
None
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good work environment
Senior Staffing Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA20 July 2015
I worked with the software development teams so found the work both interesting and challenging. Management team was pretty good as well. Kept their teams informed on company developments, so communication was good
Pros
good team of people
Cons
none that I am aware of
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A smaller company with room to shine.
Technical Lead (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA18 November 2015
Brocade is a smaller company with a good corporate culture. Benefits and compensation where good for a full time employee.
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Excellent work environment.
M&A PROJECT MANAGER (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA3 November 2015
I found Brocade to be a great work environment, with lots of attention spent on the well being and live balance of their employees.
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3.9
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