Barracuda Networks

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8 people found this helpful  

I had a very bad experience in my 2 years working for Barracuda Networks

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Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Campbell, CA
Former Employee - Inside Sales in Campbell, CA

I worked at Barracuda Networks full-time for more than a year

Pros

Casual dress code. Keg in front on CEO's office. They have a luxury suite at San Jose Sharks games and occassionally entertain the staff there.

Cons

They pay here is horrible. During my time there countless sales reps, SE's, and employees in other departments left Barracuda for jobs paying 30-50% more for the same exact job/role. Barracuda is a boiler room sweat shop and has an extremely cliqueish culture. The CEO Dean Drako is the most rude and assuming person I have ever worked for in 25 years in the workforce.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire everyone and start from scratch!!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely the worst company to work for. This shop is a prison. Your boss is the guard and you are the prisoner.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barracuda Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros working for this company. The management is micro-manage till your head spins and you will loose the interest in working at this company. The only credit I will give for this company is the core founders and very Sr engineers. They are the talent ones and I give allot of credit to them, the rest are just running around brainless without common sense.

    Cons

    Now the cons. Like a said, super-micro management. It comes to a point if you gotta go to do a #2, you will be questioned. You are watched like a hawk, like the security in a bank. In addition, if you have a family emergency (like you have your mother, father etc...) is on his/her death bed, they will give you a negative merit for taking your time off to be with them. So you minus well say good bye to your loved one so you can save your job. This means, your work will not be covered and you will be micro-managed 2x as much until you are caught up. There is not teamwork environment in this company. In addition, the environment is like working in a cave as they do not even turn on the above lights in the office so you can work. If you want lights, you gotta get upper IT to get an okay, or they will tell you to go buy a lamp. BTW, these are all pure facts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some intelligent and experienced management who knows the industry. They don't know how to get talent. They hire people who don't know what the heck they are doing.

    Also, the compensation (as you see from many reviews) is WAY WAY below industry standard (low salary) and NO stocks. A (full-time) engineer who gets an offer from 90% of the companies at least get some sort of stock. This company is like a frat house that needs absolute clean house. New management and engineers. (Again, the core guys and Sr engineers are intelligent. They know how to run the company)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Technical Support Rep

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, can meet nice people whom help you grow along, free food and drink.

    Cons

    pay less but expected more from you, didn't have good health benefit, no stock for employee and didn't appreciate your hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take good care of your employee and appreciate their hard work. Be more professional (if you want to talk down on your employee, at least have them come to the office).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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