Barracuda Networks Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Barracuda Networks President and CEO William Jenkins
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Pros
  • The only pros of working here now are the free lunches, although I'd rather see a pay raise then have them feed me (in 15 reviews)

  • Fun atmosphere with great people (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Sales, engineering and support have very high turnover (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay compared to most other tech companies (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Good company to work for

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay quality people more so they stick around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great way to learn a lot of things quickly

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks full-time

    Pros

    This is a diverse work environment, You will learn a lot of new things quickly. It will test your mettle for sure. Friendly and knowledgeable co-workers.

    Cons

    Training is ill -structured.. Lack of consistency. Management needs to find a better way to motivate employees other then the old "threaten you with your job" routine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about effective management skills that aren't decades out of date.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good place to start but feels like an animal house at times. Experienced and talented people usually quit.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks

    Pros

    Laid back culture, free food and lots of perks.

    Cons

    LOW salary, animal/fraternity house culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP MICROMANAGING and discipline the staff that need it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Continuous Improvements

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Poor management and Highly political environment

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Barracuda Networks

    Pros

    Beer and social drinkers are welcomed here

    Cons

    Highly political environment. Poor perk for employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great Place!

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks

    Pros

    free lunch, coffee, cheap candy, great co workers

    Cons

    pay,training,loud sales floor,not much else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you're doing great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, a lot of recreational activity, relatively low stress, great benefits

    Cons

    Organization can be low, projects get rushed, normal business stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful

    Don't waste precious time of your life and career in this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Are there any? It's good to start your career, stay for 1 year and leave. It's good for people who are approaching retirement or in late stages of career. Free beer, Free lunch. Nothing different than what has been said already in other reviews.

    Cons

    I wish I could gave 0/5 as rating to this company. I don't feel wasting my time writing about this worthless company. Just one thing to say, don't make a mistake to join this company, and if you make that mistake, correct it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Useless. Forget about it. No expectations from them. Start recognizing work done by your employees. Stop wasting money on building Beer Bar, utilize that money for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks full-time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks

    Pros

    free lunches, good coffee and espresso drinks are always available.

    Cons

    limited parking at the Campbell office

  11. Everyone is in sales, but only the sales people get the perks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Catered lunch, I guess. Although over the past year, the quality has decreased significantly, and now there are signs saying things like "Take 1 only."

    The insurance package isn't bad, but the amount paid by the company is pretty weak.

    Cons

    Low pay, loud noises, constant construction, inadequate parking, bland and blander lunches.

    I understand money needs to be made to keep the company afloat, but it would be nice to see some of that actually spread around to those who make the things and support the things the company sells.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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