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61. Brocade Communications Systems
Brocade Communications Systems
New hires helped clean up a local park.
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 61 (Previous rank: N.A.)
What makes it so great?
To avoid layoffs, Silicon Valley equipment supplier shut down its plant for a total of 10 days last year, mandating two weeks of unpaid furlough for employees.
Headquarters: 1745 Technology Drive
San Jose, CA 95110
2008 revenue ($ millions): 1,467
Website: www.brocade.com

Is Brocade Communications Systems a great employer, or what?
Brocade Communications Systems stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 2,873
Employees outside U.S. 803
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 806
% job growth (1 year) 39%
% voluntary turnover 3%
Applicants 28,254
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 396
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Software Engineer
$170,175
Most common job (hourly):
Customer Support Associate
$65,124
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership No
Work-life  
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 47%
% women 22%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 40
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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