Blue Coat Systems

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Grundsätzlich ein gutes Unternehmen, um dort zu arbeiten Basically a good company to work for

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Former Employee - Systemtechniker in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
Former Employee - Systemtechniker in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

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

(Translated from English)

Pros

Toller Teamgeist, auch in den internationalen Teams, und die technische/wissenschaftliche Einstellung ist etwas, worauf man als Mitarbeiter stolz sein kann.

Great team spirit, also within the international teams and the technical/scientific attitude is something to be proud of as an employee.

Cons

Gute und langfristige Planungen werden beabsichtigt, aber nicht konsequent durchgeführt...

Good and long term plans are intended, but not driven to the end...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Investieren Sie mehr in Kanalwartung und Entwicklung sowie in Marketing. Das sind sicherlich die besten Investitionen in der langfristigen Planung.

Iinvest more in channel maintenance- and development, also marketing. These are for shure best investments for long term planing.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

164 Other Employee Reviews for Blue Coat Systems (View Most Recent)

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    Blue Coat is an awesome company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Remote, OR

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

    Pros

    Supportive Management Team
    Team-working environment
    Drive to Succeed
    Immediate Benefits
    Great Vacation time
    401K Plan

    Cons

    Lack of Diversity in Medical Benefits
    No option for a Pension Plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Too Much Process

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros

    Blue Coat is an engineering driven company. There are some very smart and talented engineers here.

    The CEO is very technical, and he understands the market.

    The work is challenging.

    Good, friendly work environment. If you work hard, you will gain the respect of your peers.

    The company has a bright future.

    Cons

    Way too much process, much of which has been added in the past 1-2 years. It is hurting productivity, but upper management has turned a blind eye. Some managers have figured out how to game the system to make it look like their teams are working harder than they really are.

    No real incentive for performance. High-performers may get a small amount added to their annual bonus, but it's insignificant. Since Blue Coat is a private company, there is no stock.

    No room to move up. Individuals in senior roles have been here for a long time, and are not going anywhere. The company isn't growing (except through aquisition), so there is no new creation of senior roles.

    Unless you're part of the good 'ol boy's network, your ideas won't get any traction.

    Some teams have a fair amount of dead weight - engineers that don't seem to do anything but collect a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the process and let the engineering teams do their job!

    Think outside the box. There are some people here with really good ideas, but it's hard to get upper management and senior architects to listen.

    Focus on the long-term, not just next quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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