Blue Coat Systems

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Watch Your Back - Politics Galore!

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Former Employee - Product Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Product Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Blue Coat Systems

Pros

It's a well-known company inside of its industry and customers like the products.

Cons

A lot of politics at Blue Coat. It seemed that someone was always scheming / manipulating to try to get ahead, making others look bad and too more energy is spent on playing politics than improving the products and services to customers. They often do random RIFs - and my guess is just so that it keeps the stock price from dropping.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote people based on merit, rather than how much they kiss ass.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Horrendous Management decisions at a well meaning company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros

    Company still feels like a startup, there is still the resemblance of a family atmosphere, but recent managerial appointments and an obsessive desire to be one of the big guys leave a very sour taste.

    Cons

    In some sections of the organisation, managers are caught in a loop, suggesting massive changes in order to 'make a mark', implementing those changes at great expensive and upheaval and ultimately innevitable failure and quiet exit, only for the next guy to have a go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the entire senior management team of company A takes up positions at company B, the culture and atmosphere of company B is going to disentigrate

    No opinion of CEO
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    Be Cautious

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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

    I thought they have pretty good technology and were very competitive in the current marketplace. Riverbed still eats their lunch

    Cons

    CEO gets off on tangents. You can meet with him on one topic and he gets off on some random thoughts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate the vision more clearly. Upper management has trouble making tough decisions and gets stuck in plan that is not well thought out

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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