Blue Coat Systems

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It's getting better every day...

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

I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time

Pros

- Since going private this year the management has stabilized and improved.
- I have a feeling that the management actually cares about the employees.
- Communication is now more open and even welcomed.
- We are going though a major upgrade of the development process in a way that seems to make sense.
- I'm free to do my job well and contribute to improving the process/environment around me.

Cons

- The free lunch is not every day

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    Solving challenging problems in Internet security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The great thing about working at Blue Coat is the unique combination of problems / skills we get to work on. Blue Coat is working in application level network security, which means gaining a deep understanding of web-based protocols and even individual web sites and applications.

    There is also a long history of performance and acceleration work at Blue Coat which layers on another completely different set of technologies and skills.

    Finally, we use a custom-built OS which has its own unique learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Without a doubt we have come through some challenges in recent months.

    Since February there has been a nearly complete "change of guard" at the highest levels in the company, and while the new management has laid out their vision and strategy for the company, there is still a little bit of a feeling that we are adrift.

    There has been a lot of turnover at all levels and that has left some areas pretty short-staffed. We have a lot of open positions right now and we need to fill those so we don't feel like we are trying to do too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of communicating the overall strategy for the company and how individual people and teams fit into that. Part of this probably means being more focused and don't try to do too much.

    Do everything possible to replace open positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I enjoy coming to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love it here not only because I love what I do, but I enjoy the people I work with. Blue Coat has great employees, a laid back environment, flexibility in schedules, an understanding of family, an excellent product and an Executive team that is not the usual OMG the CEO is coming in lets be on our best behavior and roll out the red carpet.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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