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Mountain View, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Symantec
2002
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$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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    Pros

    I liked working here, free food/beverages.. good starting salary and friendly people all around. I liked the culture and work

    Cons

    Nothing I like to change

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Blue Coat Systems Interviews

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    Inside Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
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    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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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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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