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Restructuring, causing an unpleasant work atmosphere

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Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Restructuring, improving performance, great employees. The employees that still work here are awesome. I have made a lot of friends here and enjoy the people.

Cons

Poor management direction, lack of employee benefits (compared to before). The upper management doesn't seem to care about the future of the company, only the short term profit. They have removed a lot of the free drinks and food provided, eliminated the cafe area, made the gym smaller and have few events for the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grow the company for long term success, relay those goals to the employees and provide a long term road map for the employees.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    It's getting better every day...

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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

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. I enjoy coming to work!

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    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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