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Barracuda Networks Benefits

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  • Oct 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Product Marketing Manager in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    They try hard to keep benefits top-notch. When a private equity firm took over, they eliminated some of the more frivilous benefits, but the important ones are very competitive and the company works hard to keep employee costs low.

  • Mar 27, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Jose, California

    Paid Holiday, 401k match, Low Pay, Great place to start your career in IT

  • Jan 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Renewal Sales Representative in Sunnyvale, California

    Not only are reps paid hourly, but Cuda does not give you paid holidays. Because of this, they pressure you to come in and work, by flaunting "time and a half" wages (otherwise, your paycheck is going to be short... don't expect to be compensated for a national holiday). Sales Kick-Off is onsite, at Barracuda's HQ, and is basically a 14-hour mandatory training marathon for 4 days. They do match 401K, but they pay you so little that it's impossible to save for retirement. They've gone private, after being a public company, so no more employee stock purchase plan. Also: they've done away with the cafeteria and replaced it with vending machines (giving you a yearly prepaid card, which lasts about 2 or 3 months, at which point you have to shell out your own money to eat). They no longer provide onsite massages (and when they did, it was a 10-minute chair massage, usually available during lunch, which would get booked out within 5 minutes of being posted, so most people didn't get a chance to use it). In terms of compensation, Cuda reps do not make actual commission; they receive "attainment bonuses" - a flat rate of $500 for hitting your number, an additional $250 for hitting 105%, and a final $250 for hitting 110%. As such, reps will sandbag as soon as they get to 110%, because there is literally zero incentive to keep selling. From top to bottom, Barracuda offers "benefits" that are little more than lip service. They want credit for providing benefits to their employees, but they want to pay-for and provide as little as possible while doing it.

  • Nov 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Campbell, California

    Not that great benefits. Was expecting some great insurance plans

  • Sep 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Campbell, California

    Average medical benefits and 401K matching. Used to offer free lunches, but cut back to three days per week in 2016 and eliminated them completely in 2018.

  • May 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    It's one of the best benefits around, aside from the PTO policy, which is pretty bad compared to most companies.

  • Apr 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Campbell, California

    Insurance benefits were standard, multiple different health plans and levels to choose from, vision, dental, life, AD&D, HSA/FSA, etc. PTO allowance was fairly normal for a rigid corporate structure - standard 2 weeks PTO, 2 floater holidays, accelerated PTO accrual granted (3 weeks instead of 2) after you'd been with the company 4 years. 401k matching was really tiny but at least it was something!

  • Mar 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Technical Support Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    health coverage as soon as you are hired

  • Mar 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Alpharetta, Georgia

    Very competitive benefits. Great health and dental with vision. Very aggressive 401k matching. Stock purchase options were available

  • Feb 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Campbell, California

    Benefits are fairly typical. Insurance is not terrible but not great either. A bit below many tech companies in the area.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (51)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (18)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (49)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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