Brocade Communications

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Engineering Management mostly focused on solving technical problems / meeting arbitrary schedules not team development.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Competitive total compensation. Very flexible schedule. Good location.

Cons

Managers generally have poor management skills, focused on solving Engineering problems not managing people, process, team building, or facilitating. Product schedules / architectures poorly planned all emphasis on execution which often causes major issues for teams and leads to inefficient development. No emphasis / follow-thru on development plans. Lack of empowerment and transparency. Completely top-down management style.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Build a solid professional Engineering Management team hiring experienced managers from best managed companies. Avoid temptation / inertia of hiring clones of in-house managers. Focus on greater cultural / intellectual / experience diversity of staff & managers. Plan / optimize for the long term to improve overall development efficiencies.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products
    Bright and smart people
    Outstanding Campus
    Great partners that sell the company products
    Outstanding VTO programs and contributions

    Cons

    Need to be more strategic as well as tactical focusing on short term revenue
    More career opportunities for employees to grow
    More simplified processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work, the team was helpful and cooperative.

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competivie salary and benefits, freindly work environment.

    Cons

    paid vacation, bulf of the vacations are consumed in mandatory shutdowns in July and December.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The rumors of downsizing do not let the employees work with focus. Even if some decision neeeds to me made, it should not be lingering.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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