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Sunnyvale, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Websense, Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks
Blue Coat was acquired by Symantec in June 2016. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the global leader in cyber security. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of

Mission: We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives.

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  • "Paid well but very political"

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    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Account Manager in Austin, TX
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    I worked at Blue Coat Systems (More than a year)


    their technology is lights out best of breed and scales for true Enterprise performance


    Good ol boys club - if you're not part of the old McAfee click, you most likely won't get promoted. In fact, there's a good chance you get blown out if they have a friend of theirs that wants a job in your territory.

    Advice to Management

    treat people with respect and judge them based on performance, not if they're in your political circle or not...

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Blue Coat Systems Interviews

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    Inside Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Blue Coat Systems (Plano, TX) in August 2016.


    Took about a month for them to reach out to me after initially submitting my resume online. First interview was with the recruiter who was extremely nice and helpful. Second was a phone call with one of the inside sales managers. Third round they had me into the Plano office where I met with the manager from the second interview face to face and then with a technical member of the sales team. No crazy questions or behavioral questions, just straight forward asking about experience and explaining the role. Did not get an offer due to lack of security experience in comparison with other candidate (which was fair as I am trying to enter the field from general IT).

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have with networking devices, at home or professionally?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Greg Clark is a security industry veteran with a proven track record in building large, global companies to scale.

    Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, Recognized on CRN's List of Top 100 Executives

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC), the global leader in cyber security, is proud to announce today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, to its 2016 list of Top 100 Executives and John Thompson,Global VP of Partner and Channel Sales, to its 2016 Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders.

  • Cyber Security Visionary Greg Clark Becomes CEO, Leading Industry’s Largest Pure Play Cyber Security Company

    Symantec Completes Acquisition of Blue Coat | Symantec

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - August 1, 2016 - Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC) today announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Blue Coat, Inc., a leading provider of web security for enterprises and governments worldwide. The acquisition of Blue Coat complements Symantec's innovative product portfolio and creates the industry's largest pure play cyber security company.

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Blue Coat Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Best Cybersecurity Company (Over 1,000 Employees), Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, 2016
  • Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company (Over 1,000 Employees), Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, 2016
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