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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)

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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.

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  1. Never a dull moment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, growing fast, and in the right markets. Over the last few years, Blue Coat has been making smart moves to participate in that growth. Very good prospects for the future, and firmly on track for an IPO in the relatively near-term. Generally, good work/life balance and a flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Since Private Equity ownership, very limited equity opportunities for most employees. According to management, this will get better as the new owners (Bain) prepare Blue Coat for IPO that will benefit the average employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are listening closely, so choose words carefully, and follow through on promises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. I have been working at Blue Coat for over 18 months.

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    Current Employee - California in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - California in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros

    Fast moving company and culture (relative to the larger, security vendors), Friendly and enthusiastic environment; Plenty of opportunity for training, growth, experience; A growing leader in a hot, exciting industry; New management brings in positive, enthusiastic life and drive within the company

    Cons

    Still has to evolve some Sales, Ops and Development processes and procedures to be more effective; Needs to amplify its value prop more WW; Better enablment of the sales force and channels is required, esp. due to the increasing number of products/product; Needs to be more aggressive against competitors in marketing and sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider spot bonuses - even small ones of cash/gift cards, etc - for successfully completed key projects and deliverables to boost morale and drive employee recognition. Right now, only a few employees are recognized in Quarterly All Hands meetings. Recognition and reward can and should take place outside of these meetings as well...

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