Blue Coat Systems

  www.bluecoat.com
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Innovative fast passed environment

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

Leading edge technology
Market leader for many of their products
Working hard to establish strong corporate culture
Fast passed environment
Many smart people to work with
They look to reward and recognize when possible

Cons

Under staffed
Many people burned out
Overall direction can be murky at times
Often required to change direction and focus quickly

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    OK

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Decent environment to work, with occasional company events.
    Work is also somewhat interesting

    Cons

    Sometimes needed more of a team environment and support.
    Most of the time, hard to get questions in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to seem more enthusiastic during company meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It all depends on who your manager is... Is he a "made" man, or an outsider?

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    Current Employee - Director in Global Village (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Global Village (India)

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

    Pros

    Great technology direction! It's found the way again! (They lost it at one point!)
    The freedom to do what you need to without someone breathing down your neck is great!
    Decent wages.

    Cons

    The company made bad technology choices, and made its employees suffer for it.
    The freedom really comes from the fact that there is no one to do the job anyway, cos all the managers below the "inner circle" are looking up in case the next shit-storm catches them unawares!
    The decent wages means people will stay professional but will happily move the moment they find something they can be passionate about. It's a job... No more than that, unless you belong to the "made" crowd in which case you get stocks, bonuses, and "termination" clauses that protect you with hundreds of thousands of dollars if they restructure you out...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people are CRYING out for a sense of belonging!
    Money is great, but really, the fact that only SELECTED people get stock, and they don't make it a secret, is possibly the most BASIC of management mistakes. Really? THAT is how you want to engender loyalty? Fire those you no longer need, pay everyone a "fair" to "average" wage, and expect them to slog for YOUR retirement plan?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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