Barracuda Networks Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing, opportunities for growth, great people, amazing culture, great HQ, decent perks, good management

    I have nothing else to say.

    Cons

    Salary is a little low for the area/ industry, high turnover of talent. I would like to work here forever but everyone needs to make a living, if the company does well we should all get a taste. Long hours are expected.

    Advice to Management

    Pay quality people more so they stick around

  2. Helpful (2)

    Continuous Improvements

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for advancement.
    - Pay has gotten much better, closer to market average.
    - Some amazingly talented co-workers. Not the bartenders but the people who have real industry experience.
    - Continuous acquisition of highly talented individuals in the industry has helped skyrocket the company.

    Cons

    - The inside sales team can be out of hand at times and the maturity level can improve.
    - Parking used to be an issue but they seem to have finally resolved the problem.
    - Promoting people who are not qualified for management roles. Just because it "appears" someone is right for the job doesn't make them qualified. People don't respect these folks.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep it up! This company has improved significantly since I joined and its only going to get better.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Poor management and Highly political environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Barracuda Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beer and social drinkers are welcomed here

    Cons

    Highly political environment. Poor perk for employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging beer and social drinkers will help only to a certain extent. Bring in good talent

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  5. Great place to work, with rapid growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is excellent. It is a competitive environment, while working or playing table tennis. Despite the competitve attitude, employees are friendly and encourage each other to succeed and grow. There are many highly experienced, skilled, and successful individuals working at Barracuda, who you will have opportunities to work with.

    Lunch is provided, and food trucks are often available in the morning. Good coffee and espresso drinks are always available.

    FREE BEER ON TAP 24/7, but don't get carried away! Usually about 5 good beers on tap, including Kona, Stone, Dogfish Head, Ballast Point, North Coast, and more! If you're not a beer fan, never fear, for a full bar is provided to assist you in achieving your Ballmer Peak.

    Benefits are great, and last year 401(k) matching was added. Employees who stand out are awarded with various types of bonuses or stock incentives.

    I like Barracuda's focus on solving the customers problems. Product improvements are driven by customer needs. Our support/escalation system addresses urgent customer issues effectively. It feels good to help a customer and leave them feeling happy about their use of Barracuda products.

    Recently Barracuda has been focusing on growth into new products, markets, and within the company. I think we have been successful so far. This, in addition to our customer focus, give me confidence that Barracuda will continue to succeed for many years.

    Cons

    There is limited parking at the Campbell office, because the company has grown rapidly, while the parking lot has stayed the same. However, street parking is easy to find in the surrounding area.

    Some employees don't understand the meaning of "if yo finish the jo, make some mo", and leave the coffee empty after taking the last cup. They will realize their treachery in the Ninth Circle of Hell, when the angels blow their trumpets, come Judgement Day.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your visions get in the way of customer needs.

  6. Good Company, doesn't pay that great but the benefits and co-workers rock

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, fun work environment, people are good to work with and you get free food with access to lounge every day

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great and the PTO system could be a bit better in my opinion. Still pretty good though

  7. Helpful (4)

    Why does anyone work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to have a job that will feed you lunch, provide some compensation for your time during 8-5, and gives you menial tasks to accomplish that you will never be proud of. There is "training", but it is not even remotely close to any other academic press you will find out there. If you can finish your work inside the normal 8-5 you'll love the balance.

    If you love QVC this is the place for you, there is even cheap candy in the vending machines.

    People will pillage the free luncheon at the end of the day even if the food is inedible.

    Cons

    Functioning alcoholics are rampant here and you will find the place littered with beer bottles, cups, cardboard 30 rack boxes. The parking lot is a mess and people will not care if they hit your car. Several people make it a point to park in the fire lane and this will block 4-5 people from leaving at the end of the day.

    Lighting on the dev floor is terrible and increases eye strain to the point where some cannot function. They went through an ergonomic assessment of some sort and was sold on the idea of upgrading the building, instead of moving to one that allows growth. People will be stacked on each other until someone is moved to San Jose office.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who aren't at the beginning of their career or at the tail end. There are very few people who have legitimate experience from F500 companies here, which is the only thing that will mature this company.

    Hand out real salaries instead of peanuts, give a real 401k and real ESPP match.

    Provide something along the line of career development options because alot of people just think they have a job and not a career.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Meh.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Barracuda Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beer, free lunch, table tennis.

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are not on par with what is expected. The culture sucks.

  9. Ok place to start a customer-facing career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Barracuda Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, employee events for active, Bay Area sports fans, work-life balance, and free lunch offering various cuisines. True to providing exemplary customer service.

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement, nepotism, indiligence, compensation packages below market, limited parking and ignoring/undervaluing hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Work to outline solid career paths for all positions and bring offers to market. Do more digging to find out how to retain employees. Establish an Employee Stock Purchasing program available to all employees.

  10. Friendly and open work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Continuous growth and changes - never boring
    -Great environment, friendly people, lots of fun
    -Career opportunities for creative, hard working individuals
    -Lots of perks

    Cons

    -Benefits and compensation could be improved to be more competitive with other Hi-Tech companies

    Advice to Management

    -Consider offering flexible schedules and work from home option
    -Improve PTO plan - offer more PTO for vacation/holiday/sick time
    -Offer stock options to more employees

  11. Helpful (1)

    Slow to Catch On

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Barracuda Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience, working with some genuine and talented people (temporarily), and number of solutions developed by the company provides ample areas to concentrate one's technical skills.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor retention of good employees, lack of a long-term profit-sharing plan, poor management, and poor recognition of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and pay attention to them.

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