Blue Coat Systems

  www.bluecoat.com
  www.bluecoat.com
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Leading technology, lots of opportunity

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

Technology: Cyber security is hot right now, Gartner rates them in the Magic Quadrant
Benefits: Matching 401K, competitive salaries, company doing well so bonuses are excellent
Other: Free snacks, drinks, bagels on Friday, lots of social activities with food served, however no in house cafeteria but lunches are subsidized.
Culture : Hard working people, flexible working environment with lots of autonomy (but it depends on area you work in). Work life balance flexibility, feels like a small start company but with reasonable processes and systems in place.

Cons

-Owned by private equity company, no equity offered, starting to lose people to other companies who are. Management needs to do something.
-Rumer's of being a potential acquisition target is causing some uncertainty with employees especially those who want to stay in a small company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reconsider the no equity position especially if company is sold, unlikely the good people who do the work will still around if there are no retention incentives. Your people are being aggressively recruited (especially in the valley) do something about it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - QA Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - QA Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a flexible, comfortable, working environment

    Cons

    Have to have good knowledge in the field

    Positive Outlook
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    Great market space to work in; great people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Blue Coat is challenging and rewarding as an employer. The culture is one of freedom to go as far and contribute as much as I'm willing to do. Yet there is sensible support for a balanced life.

    Cons

    Pulling in and retaining top talent is something the company can continue to improve on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the passion for excellence; consider what it takes to invent your best talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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