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CrCrappy little company

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Austin, TX

I worked at Blue Coat Systems (more than an year)

Pros

You like chaos. You thrive on office politics. You hate competence. They pay well. Worked with talented people albeit direct co-workers were not among them.

Cons

A lot of nonsense on a daily basis. Constant interoffice politics and changes in direction based on who's connected to whom, not what's best for the customer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hara kiri.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A culture of taking care of employees and compensating them well

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Draper, UT

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happy to come to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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