Blue Coat Systems
2.9 of 5 123 reviews
www.bluecoat.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Mostly a great place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

ProsBlue Coat has been very generous as a company toward employees. It is also eco-minded (and not just lip service either...very visible actions taken). There are many opportunities to grow professionally (ongoing training and cross-training is encouraged) and to learn and create innovative and cutting-edge technologies.

ConsRecent lay-offs involved losing some of the brightest talent at Blue Coat, which may have been short-sighted. Also, many of the long-term goals seem to shift more than would be expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementI recommend taking time to truly see who is working for you when determining any future restructuring. Please continue to treat your employees as well as you have been on the whole. Also try not to lose that "small company" feel that is part of the appeal of Blue Coat.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pros: Overall good talent. Challenging technology and products. Ability to feel… 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.… Advice to Senior Management: In a word, quit. You've failed and you need to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Fast and Flaky, don't expect much

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Pros: Smart people at the lower levels, lots of challenges available.… Cons: Senior Management doesn't seem to be able to execute a consistent strategy. Decision-making capabilities are weak and always have to flow from the top,… Advice to Senior Management: Pick a strategy and commit to it for a 12-18 mo period. Drive decision making capabilities down to lower levels and trust your managers… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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