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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
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Brocade 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Brocade

  1. "Software Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good inter team culture, open environment to learn lot of things. Good intra team culture as well.

    Cons

    Management team needs to be strong about the product marketing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Was good sometime back now turning into kiss my ass and get what you want culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, not much micro management, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Promotions and perks only for ass kissers not performers and they say it is performance oriented culture

    Managers have private conversations with some people in the team and only they get rewarded others no matter how hard they work are not allowed to come up

    No amount of hard work and proof is enough for you to justify your hike and promotion i did some very spectacular tasks still got "Meets Expectations"

    Overtly greedy management that wants to extract as much as possible from workers but not reward them appropriately

    Products are shelved all of a sudden without proper reasoning

    No way for engineers to give feedback on management it is a pure one way approach

    No one on one meetings or skip level meetings or any other way of feedback, Management believes they are the very best and do not need feedback

    Once you raise your voice against anything instead of listening you are asked to give up or pay up

    Not a single day passes off without work and in-spite of so much productivity appraisals are horrible

    Most of the projects you will be over worked

    HR is a non-existent entity

    Advice to Management

    Have proper feedback mechanism and reward true performers

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