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Helpful (3)

A culture of taking care of employees and compensating them well

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Draper, UT
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Draper, UT
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Local 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

Cons

Fires 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 Management

Protect 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

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Coat Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    Happy to come to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good communication throughout the company. Recognition given for a job well done. Management encourages to leave your computer at home when you go on vacation.

    Cons

    Being a global company, sometimes you need to have calls at odd times but that seems to be the new normal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees. A happy employee is a productive employee.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Politics run rampant at this company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Comp in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Sales Comp in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Holiday Party at Xmas

    Cons

    Employees not friendly and don't even say Hi if pass you by in hall way or in elevator. Everyone just kept to themselves like they're afraid to socialize with anyone. Lots of politics and backstabbing. People are hired not based on their skill set but based on who they knew at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture and morale of the company.


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