Blue Coat Systems
3.0 of 5 132 reviews Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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A culture of taking care of employees and compensating them well

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Draper, UT

ProsLocal management looks after their employees
The benefits are fair
It is a jeans and t-shirt environment
Employees work hard and play hard
There is a fitness room with weights, an elliptical, treadmill, etc

ConsFires have to be continually put out
Required communication to do the job correctly is not always shared
Firewalls deployed continually cause major outages
Too much work for one person
Finally the company is doing better than ever and yet they are continually downsizing and expecting personnel to do more with less. Furthermore depending on the group they eliminate the senior personnel and leave an an experienced junior engineer to fill in the gaps.

Advice to Senior ManagementProtect your people and your talent
When issues arise show transparency rather than blindsiding employees with additional job expectations or unrealistic expectations
Back your managers and team leads when they communicate that they need more people to do the job or need to retain the talent they currently have

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Happy to come to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros: Good communication throughout the company. Recognition given for a job well done.… Cons: Being a global company, sometimes you need to have calls… Advice to Senior Management: Keep listening to the employees. A happy employee is a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    CrCrappy little company

    Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems for more than a year

    Pros: You like chaos. You thrive on office politics. You hate competence. They… Cons: A lot of nonsense on a daily basis. Constant interoffice politics and changes… Advice to Senior Management: Hara kiri. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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