Blue Coat Systems

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bluecoat used to be a good company, but it's business start to go down since year 2011

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good to start vendor career there, as it has big install base to give you enough exposure and create your own customer relationship at vendor level

Cons

Company has no much innovations, several laid off, company is cutting budget, and being privatized by VC. Rumours in the industry is it will be several more rounds of laid off and sold out to some big giants ultimately

Advice to ManagementAdvice

if you have better choice, don't choose blue coat

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Blue Coat had its share of ups and downs

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    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The overall compensation package used to be decent. The co-workers are smart people and seasoned professionals. The company typically respects work-life balance.

    Cons

    Over the last few years, the company had undergone too many changes at the management level. This always affected employee morale in a negative way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a single well defined business plan and align all departments behind that.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worse Place I have ever worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros

    People are genuinely kind and want to do the right things. Fear causes many not to

    Cons

    Favoritism, no communication unless it is filtered at the top and often spun to create an effect they want. Work is not meaningful nor tied to a strategy at the company level. "Hand picked" new layer of management that seems unnecessary given the size of the company. The company overall is very political. They care about making a profit and NOT about the people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, get a new executive team who knows what they are doing. Don't do what your doing just to make a buck, do it because you love building a strong company with great leaders and employees. GOOD LUCK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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