Packeteer
3.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.packeteer.com Cupertino, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Packeteer President & CEO Blue Coat Mike Borman

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Startup to Maturity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    Prosneeded technology, first in the space, defined the space, compelling product, sold itself, workforce highly motivated to make the company succeed

    Consthere was shift from the start up mode to the more mature company mode. The company suffered decrease flexibility in product inovation

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to motivate, energize, rerecruit personnel in order to take advantage of knowledge base focus on all the criteria to build market value

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sad to see it go

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsPacketeer was a company that excelled with work/life balance. The job always got done, but there was flexibility in terms of when and where that work was accomplished.

    ConsThe company did not have it's act together in terms of acquisitions -- they continued to be run almost as separate organizations with too many different products, technologies and approaches that should have been harmonized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's all in hindsight, but please try to avoid having things get back enough that we're acquired. (Packeteer was acquired by Blue Coat in June 2008.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Packeteer has a good working environment, but there are poor long term prospects for the survival of the company.

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsEmployees treat each other with respect; this is a very professional environment, but still a fun place to work. The company promotes a good work/life balance. Compensation is competitive, although health benefits can get expensive.

    ConsSenior management has made poor decisions, leading to a declining stock price and lackluster sales. The company has taken on too many projects and spread itself thin.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your engineering team when setting direction of the company. Learn from past mistakes and don't make hasty decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lacks strong leadership.

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsVery good work life balance.

    ConsLack of good leadership. Unable to make tough decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo have a clear focus and stick to it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good product but slow mover to market

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat product of PacketShaper (still is) in QoS

    ConsDevelopment has been slow to cater to current market requirement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore resource needed in the R&D dept for these products

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was fun while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Good team
    -Good direct manager and next level
    -Opportunity to grow skills

    Cons-Departments did not work as well together as they could have

    Advice to Senior Management-Focus on hiring good team players

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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