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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 - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, great product, growing industry

    Cons

    Technology development strategy, growth strategy unclear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication, strategy visibility and transparency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very good technology company

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    I worked at Brocade Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were the best in the industry. Excellent technical skills and very easy to work with

    Cons

    The business is in transformation and that means lots of change and lots of travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't burn your people out. Vacation is not sufficient to keep a road warrior sane.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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