Bluecat

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Bluecat Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    Stabilized and Growing

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized, Greedy, Typical Toronto Company

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

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

    Pros

    Beer on Fridays was awesome!

    Cons

    This company does not care about it's employees. It's basically a revolving door of sales, technicians, support and marketing people. The CEO is very impulsive and hardly has a firm grasp over the technology that it sells.

    The team is very segregated, and nobody really mingles between departments. There is no sense of community whatsoever.

    No parking for staff, unless it's paid, and the cost is mind-boggling.

    The pay is minimal,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    very stress full job

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

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

    Pros

    small IT company with self start learning

    Cons

    complex product, less pay, no value how hard work you are doing,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working environment

    Current Employee - Co-op Automation Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Co-op Automation Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bluecat as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, workload not very heavy, a one-month training period to make the transition to workplace easier, helpful coworkers that answer your questions and help you with whatever you need help with, everyone is very friendly and supportive

    Cons

    you don't learn a whole of things that i thought i'd be able to learn. its mostly just writing test cases and analyzing test failures which can be quite boring and tedious.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pros and Cons

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

    I have been working at Bluecat full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independent work life. Great team of team players who know how to drive business and ensure Commissions are won.

    Cons

    Silo mentality between Product Development and Field analysis. Gaps in functionality and lack of progress when it comes to innovation with extensive regression testing is a set back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bridge the gap between Sales and Product Management. Build the functionality the people want and stop blowing off feature requests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting products, but having space to improve production process

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

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

    Pros

    There are many interesting tasks to do. Involves knowledge in variety of IT areas. Produced solutions are used in hearts of customers networks. May provide competitive salary to those who deserve.

    Cons

    Methods of firing are far from being polite. Uses outsourcing to safe money, but gets a bad quality instead for same expenses. Management of engineering is not balanced well.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to start your job but leave after gain experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Stressful environment. As an employee, no matter how hard I was working, I was feeling I have no value to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have long term vision, share it with your employees and value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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