Barracuda Networks

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1 person found this helpful  

Barracuda is a great stepping stone for experience.

Former Employee - Renewals in Campbell, CA
Former Employee - Renewals in Campbell, CA

I worked at Barracuda Networks full-time

Pros

- Fun Environment
- Great People
- Lots of great company activities
- Extensive training within sales
- Room for growth

Cons

- The pay is little compared to others in the industry with the same title.
- The staff can be very clicky and gossipy
- The company is still growing and learning so there can tend to be growing pains while they are establishing a solid structure.

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Great place to get experience but little else

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

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks

    Pros

    Willing to accept people with little to no experience.
    Come in and leave when you please.
    Generally little over sight over you. So you can work as you please.
    Great place to come to for experience and learn about what you don't want at a company.
    Vending machines where everything is 25 cents.
    If you bike/car pool / park in street you get a free lunch.

    Cons

    Its a point of pride with the managers they pay 15% below valley average.
    There is no feedback other than the yearly review which they nit pick anything you may have done wrong and do not allow you to explain yourself.
    If you get any feedback outside the annual review it means they are mad at you.
    The management all depends on your team. On my team the managers are basically useless. They issue tasks then disappear except to show up and throw more work on you or to complain.
    Even engineering is a rotating door. They just cannot keep people
    Despite what they say there are NO stock options until you have been there several years.
    There is no opportunity to move up.
    The company is run by the selected few who have been there a long time. Get on the bad side of any of them and your days are numbered. Its always a dance making sure you are in their good graces. Some of these people have very poor outlook on Indian Engineers.
    As people are constantly leaving we are constantly understaffed and desperate any time we have a new firmware push.
    Managers do not listen to the Quality Assurance Engineers or Developers saying the product is broken or even how long it will take to get stuff fixed.
    They have cameras in the office. One of the upper management loves to sit there and watch people in Michigan then call up managers and complain about people that aren't working.
    They use man in the middle attacks to stop encrypted info in case you are trying to use encrypted forms of chat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone has been there for years it does not mean they know how to manage or should even be managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you slept through all your Computer Science classes and want to get paid to learn.

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

    I have been working at Barracuda Networks

    Pros

    Let's be honest Barracuda makes money. And they give stock options... well stock option. If you stick around forever and smile a lot. If your really good at smiling they'll promote you.

    If you are good at your job and for some reason can't get a job elsewhere here in the Valley check then this is a good place to wait.

    Really the biggest "Pro" of Barracuda is if you work for another company that they buy out and then can dumb done everything.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible, there are no real perks, it is a cult of personality much like Apple except without the verve and intellectualism and without the cool new building. We work in a penitentiary. Management is like working for Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. Yeah they seem to make money by gambling and not getting caught but you question whether or not they should be driving motor vehicles some time.

    We do have plenty of liquor in the office and great equipment to work on except that last part isn't factual. Most competent engineers (and there have been some brilliant ones) are "acquired" from another start-up and then get annoyed and leave. For the most part the talent is marginalized and the bulk are very unskilled at their professions. Very unskilled. Barely script kiddies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change. Your making money hand over fist. Just start giving us some of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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