Brocade Employee Reviews

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Culture has never been worse.
Contact Renewals Specialist (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNApril 28, 2016
Pros: benefits
Cons: over 1/2 of vac is used on shut down
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.
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Plenty to go around
Sr. Facility Engineer (Current Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 11, 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, MNJanuary 14, 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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Tough place to work with high emphasis on employee/management politics,
Community Affairs Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 7, 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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A smaller company with room to shine.
Technical Lead (Former Employee), San Jose, CANovember 18, 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, CANovember 3, 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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Family friendly with a great work/life balance
Program Manager (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAOctober 6, 2015
Pros: Nice campus, mature workforce, updated facilities
Cons: Pay is slightly lower than industry standard
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.
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Management needs to value it's talented people.
Marketing Manager (Current Employee), San Jose, CASeptember 7, 2015
Pros: workers are great and fun
Cons: management needs to value their employees.
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.
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OK place to work, antequated work environment and management style
PROGRAM MANAGER - SOFTWARE OPERATIONS (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJuly 28, 2015
Pros: Salary
Cons: Old School Management, lack of training and career opportunities, no RSUs after initial job offer
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.
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good work environment
Senior Staffing Consultant (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJuly 20, 2015
Pros: good team of people
Cons: none that I am aware of
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
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Strong company
Inventory Control Analyst (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJuly 13, 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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Professional Profile
Senior Audit Manager (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJuly 5, 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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Great company to work for
Manager, Software Test Engineering (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJune 23, 2015
Recommend people to join Brocade, management is good, co-worker are good. focus on well-being of employees and customer oriented.
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Great entry level position
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee), Broomfield, COJune 23, 2015
Pros: Ping pong table, casual dress
Cons: Little to no opportunity for advancement
Great work life balance and you will learn a lot about the industry. Almost not opportunity for advancement. You pretty much must leave the company if you want to progress in your career.
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Good for starting career, bad work life balance
Sr. Test Engineer (Former Employee), San Jose, CAMay 26, 2015
Helpful team, good for fresh grads.
Management's vision was not clear.
Unnecessary roles and uneven resource distribution
Best experience was UDP training
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Used to be Productive and fun to work for
Solutions Architect/Manager, SAN & NAS Solutions (Former Employee), San Jose, CAApril 22, 2015
It was a good company until they hired bad managers who did not share the company values and started to change the working environment. As a result, key employees left the company followed by lay off and so on. Now they are doing better with the new CEO.
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Fun challenging place to work, diverse culture
OEM Staff Systems Engineer - OEM Sales (Former Employee), San Jose, CAApril 1, 2015
Brocade is a diverse company pushing the edge of Storage and IP Network technology. The products are used world wide and sold by the major storage vendors in the industry.
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Good environment to work.
Senior Teamsite Developer (Current Employee), ChennaiMarch 9, 2015
No stress in work environment
Interacted with clients directly.
Helping hand managers.
The most enjoyable part of the job.
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The objective of the Tableau project is to build the Tableau reports.
Programmer Analyst (Current Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 10, 2015
The objective of the Tableau project is to build the Tableau reports for Brocade Global Services and Support data for measuring their revenue, bookings and plan data for the given fiscal quarter for Brocade. As part of the project we also bring the customer satisfaction evaluation data for their products and understanding the data related to SLA. This will help the organization to make their decision on the analysis out of the each report developed.

Responsibilities:
• Performed requirement analysis of large-scale business systems and translated requirements into Statement of Work, Business Requirement Documents, Use Cases, Functional Specifications, Project Proposals, Testing and Post Implementation Plans.
• Responsible for gathering requirements and understanding the source systems to implement EDW/BI
• Responsible for Data Modelling and Data Analysis.
• Responsible for development of Reports and Dashboards using Tableau.
• Responsible for tool evaluation for Data Integration and Data Visualization.
• Maintaining weekly/monthly/quarterly metrics for topics/projects
• Responsible for presenting Weekly release status using PowerPoint.
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Great place to work. Challenging and rewarding
Sales Director, Advanced Data Center Technologies (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 9, 2015
Pros: great for results based performance compensation
Cons: job security was uncertain due frequent changes in sales force
The company was a pleasure to work for. Products and technology were world class.
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
130 Holger Way
San Jose CA, United States 95134
Revenue
$1bn to $5bn (CAD)
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
Industry
Links
Brocade website