Blue Coat Systems Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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  1.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Blue Coat Systems in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    From school job postings

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Got another job offer

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    After applying online I received an email asking me about a phone interview. The interview was basically a screening interview asking me about my experience and behavioral questions. The questions were mostly based on my resume. I was asked to talk about the projects and challenges I faced etc. And how comfortable I am socially.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 round of interview and 1 phone interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Blue Coat Systems in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Reviewed Process ,Technical and functional skills. Process questions aroun 1-2 tier quoting , ordering .Very un informal but seems like not highly structured

    Interview Questions
    • Describe 2 tier ordering process and error validation   Answer Question
    • Describe order change process and how to control changes   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Blue Coat Systems in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    first telephone then face to face interview scheduled,
    with two persons

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Blue Coat Systems in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied through career portal of my school, I got a call from Blue coat, they asked me about my interest and backgroud. After two week I was given the offer

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about my background so there was no such difficult question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Blue Coat Systems in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interviewers were OK. Not too bad. Mainly focused on the resume. Didn't try to go too much out of the resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Tech Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Blue Coat Systems in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Blue Coat approached me for a for a very senior technical position.

    I had a phone interview with Blue Coat: It was a bunch of aptitude questions, like the bucket of water problem.

    They called me back for an in-person interview.

    The HR that was supposed to meet me was not there, they kept me waiting for an hour. I noticed very unprofessional behavior, like abusing fellow employees.

    Finally one tech. guy in flip-flops shows up and asks questions while he works on his laptop.

    The questions he asked ridiculous, and he looked like he was in pain: kept making ohh and ahh noises while he worked on his laptop. Never did he look straight at me.

    Some of the more sane questions:

    How do you determine a percentage!
    Yes, the bucket of water question was asked again. These guys just love buckets don't they.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you determine a percentage!   View Answer
    • Bucket of water question was asked two times!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Blue Coat Systems in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    Short and sweet

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Initial offer was very good, took it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Blue Coat Systems in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed, low key

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Blue Coat is not able to negotiate salaries overseas as all decisions are made in US. Sadly the US HR team has no idea that overseas salaries are not the same for same positions as in the US. They do not factor cost of living, standard benefits in other countries when determining salary. Very poor compensation and no benefits. Not competetive overseas.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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