Blue Coat Systems

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Not a perfect company, but you can tell that it's trying to become one

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

Pros1. Big enough for some stability, small enough that your contributions are important and valued.
2. Lots of very smart people.
3. Less "politics" than you might expect for a company of this size and type.
4. Excellent access to decision makers.
5. The leadership wants to grow the company, not just find a way to get rich and get out.

Cons1. Some groups are understaffed and overworked.
2. Sometimes good talent is allowed to walk out the door, perhaps due to over-stretched middle management.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, an excellent company with good prospects for growth. I'd encourage management to deploy better technological and collaboration infrastructure: some current processes and systems aren't scalable and result in wasted time and lost opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Grateful to be far, far away from BCSI!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros: The pay was competitive and I was able to take disproportionate advantage of opportunities for outside professional development (your mileage… Cons: It's a cutthroat environment filled with high IQ, low empathy individuals. Sadly, this lack of empathy manifests itself in a toxic work culture and… Advice to Senior Management: 1. Think deeply about why you lose so many new hires in the first 12 months (hint: it's as much as about culture, unrealistic expectations,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Someday, Blue Coat will become what it wants to be, if it figures out what it wants to be.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros: Blue Coat has a reasonably good and advanced product line, making it attractive to certain types of Information Technology buyers and decision-makers. Blue Coat's… Cons: Engineering execution could be better, and this is a reflection of engineering management, not the core engineering talent. Self-congratulation pertaining to the India Engineering… Advice to Senior Management: If you want to succeed in WAN Optimization then focus on it and do what's needed in the sales force and the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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