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About The Same As Anyplace Else

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

Pros

Overall good talent. Challenging technology and products. Ability to feel like I make a difference sometimes.

Cons

I used to think management was reasonably competent but offshoring to India is a giant clue they never knew what they were doing all along. Lack of single sign-on makes ordinary things like checking benefits a chore. More and more I get the feeling that nobody really knows what's going on; company seems to hold details close to the vest. There has been no roadmap for a year or so.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In a word, quit. You've failed and you need to get out of the way.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    BCSI is a great company...Not perfect mind you, but is has been a satisfying place to work.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros

    Great technology, great pay, dynamic culture, strong leadership

    Cons

    Back office systems can be a pain at times...Support has had its challenges but they are getting better. Corporate strategy can appear to be a moving target at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue pushing to evolve Blue Coat into a 1B dollar company by bringing in great talent and defined processes. Continue to shore up and execute on the vision.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Management Needs a Heads Up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, & profit sharing.

    Cons

    Poor upper management decisions and implementation, unclear communication, inability to recognize and remedy inexperienced managers with minimal people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect for your individual contributors. Think about how what you do to your people affects your reputation as an employer. Communicate more clearly--separate layoffs from celebratory reorgs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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