Brocade Communications
3.3 of 5 294 reviews
www.brocade.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsCompetitive total compensation. Very flexible schedule. Good location.

ConsManagers 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 Senior ManagementBuild 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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


Pros: Great technology, great product, growing industry Cons: Technology development strategy, growth strategy unclear Advice to Senior Management: improve communication, strategy visibility and transparency Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Used to be a good place to work

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I have been working at Brocade Communications full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: An opportunity to learn new technologgies Cons: Too many yes-men in the management Advice to Senior Management: Leave Brocade No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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