Barracuda Networks

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Barracuda Networks Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
147 Reviews
3.0
147 Reviews
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Barracuda Networks President and CEO William Jenkins
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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)

    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
  2.  

    Great Place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Network Security - Entry level job opportunities

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

    I worked at Barracuda Networks

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience in Information Technology - network security

    Cons

    Entry Level jobs pay entry level pay....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Fantastic work environment

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

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks full-time

    Pros

    Love the culture and the people I work with. Management is moving in the right direction and they are very accessible. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits package could use some improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - this company is moving in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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