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Good place to work and learn new technology

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

Pros

Cutting edge technology, a great place to learn, great health benefits, good support of environmental initiatives, attracts smart people, nice headquarter culture.

Cons

changes strategy all the time. Limited opportunity for career advancement. Management tends to hire from the outside,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tends to be high volume of chiefs and not enough indians. .

Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Blue Coat Systems

  1.  

    Good place to learn but pay less than the market

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros

    Easy to know what people work on. Good technical exposure.

    Cons

    They pay less than the market. They cannot handle their size after the acquisitions - so very unorganized. Management is in their own world and they are disrespectful towards the engineers who are just treated as commodity. The place is quiet political and a lot of energy is wasted in that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is hopeless and they know it !

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Blue Coat = good place to learn, be ready to work very hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems

    Pros

    technology is cutting edge, deal with all aspects of Internet traffic and apps, customers from all industries and levels, very interesting

    Cons

    very high volume of work, you can spend 12+ hour days and still isn't enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people to offer a better working environment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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