Bluecat

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Bluecat Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
25 Reviews
3.2
25 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company on the rise, great thought leadership, extremely well run, highly competitive products, great base

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic product roadmap, very happy customers, from a sales perspective product compares really favourably, scalability is an excellent technical differentiator and the company is full of really smart people who are passionate about taking the company to the next level. From a sales perspective is a genuine opportunity to over achieve, targets are very fair and structured to reward, salary very competitive. This is a go to organisation for top sales people who want to over achieve.

    Cons

    Not the largest by turnover, but don't have any baggage because of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the path, grow as fast as possible, continue to disrupt the market and enjoy doing it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Oppressive, combative management style leads to long, difficult hours for employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bluecat full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many of the employees across the technical departments are extremely bright, eager to share their knowledge and deliver remarkable successes in all areas.

    Cons

    The managers that seem to thrive there have little regard for their employees' talent and individuality. They take credit for all departmental accomplishments and refuse to acknowledge their employees' achievements or reward them financially for their long hours and impressive results.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Cal-Ida, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Cal-Ida, CA

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

    Pros

    Good base
    Work from home sometimes

    Cons

    No Career Growth
    Losing Marketshare
    Horrible Management
    Very Negative
    Commissions plan was unattainable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the comp plans so everyone can make money

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

    Smart people make the difference

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

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

    Pros

    Flexible environment where the smart ones can make the difference, work hard be recognized.

    Cons

    Lack of a product vision and a clear career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Like the rating says just "OK".
    Nothing special that i can notice

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bluecat full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A friendly environment to work in.
    The managers are relatively open and available for the employees.
    Subway line office location, close to HWY 401
    Subsidized meals (Breakfast $2, Lunch $4, Water/coffee/tea $0.25, Cans $0.5)

    Cons

    Relatively low salaries, almost no raises at all (1-2% per annum)
    No free parking at the office location (only indoor paid parking)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the quality of the new hires, even if this means their salary will be higher, instead of hiring much more low payed and less experienced staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good environment to learn how to build software

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice relaxed atmosphere, lots of interesting new things to work on, many talented co-workers, co-located teams, subsidized breakfast and lunch, good staff events, decent benefits.

    Cons

    The mainstream product is a bit creaky and needs some re-engineering. That's now happening but more focus on that would be a good idea. The current office is a bit dingy, although there's a moved planned for next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going with the new communication approach and get the different departments to work with each other more. Also keep the focus on allowing development to use their own preferred tools and technology, don't let growth change that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A place to shine....

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

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

    Pros

    You are not a number here. When you perform well, you have a chance to shine and see a tangible impact on results. That's very satisfying. The company culture as a whole is becoming energized with new focus and new leadership.
    It's a company that cares about their customers being successful.
    We’re treated as professionals – the focus is on results, not the clock
    Leadership values innovation and collaboration.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about. More space might be required soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stabilized and Growing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great market opportunity with only one other competitor. Lots of great people on the team that want the best for the Company. Stable growth year over year and are continually hitting or coming close to targets and therefore bonus payout.

    Cons

    Growing from start-up to big company and suffering from the growing pains. Product needs to catch up and has a lot of work to do filling open positions in order to meet the market need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should be more progressive with respect to growing an organization. Focus on employee growth and development, and balance the needs of the field team with the capabilities of the rest of the company - then hire accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized, stressful and incompetent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bluecat full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    very cheap breakfast and lunch on site. Flexible work hours where nobody cares what time you show up or leave work.

    Cons

    A very stressful place to work where you are kept in the dark at all time. The company lacks direction and it shows in their decision makings. Very complicated product, poor documentations with constant requirement changes and no formal software development process. Too much brown nosing and very little talent from mid managers to senior executives. The place has a revolving door mentality and they don't expect you to stay there for long; so watch your back from anyone who has been there for more that a couple of years. Management is highly disorganized and incompetent. Low salary and don't expect a raise. They hire on a project by project basis and once it is done - adios.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture and show respect to your employee;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, growing quickly in a powerful market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bluecat full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    BlueCat has a very forward thinking C-Suite and is continuously hiring thought leaders in the industry with a new CEO and CTO just this year. Highly collaborative environment, Great team to work for and with. Good pay. Constantly evolving. Focused on improving work culture. Growing rapidly.

    Cons

    BlueCat has been slow to adopt a typical 'new age' work culture, however they are very vocal and committed to making the changes that the entire team wants to see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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