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BEA Systems Chairman, President, and CEO Alfred S. Chuang
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  1. "contract administrator"

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BEA Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent team players within company

    Cons

    working within company via internet

    Advice to Management

    expert on guidance in training of responsibilites


  2. "Contract Employee"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Programs Director - Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Programs Director - Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at BEA Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No strategic direction. Most employees offsite so not a collaborative environment.


  3. "Regional Counsel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Corner, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Corner, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BEA Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Energetic people and innovative software

    Cons

    Mediocre career advancement and lack of authority in legal department

    Advice to Management

    Better communications to employees


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  5. "Pay for Performance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BEA Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    BEA was a pay for performance company. Employees worked hard but were rewarded with stock, bonuses, raises, group gatherings, dinners, etc. They really worked hard to make their employees happy.

    Cons

    They sold their company to Oracle

    Advice to Management

    Start-up a new company and hire us back


  6. "Nice challenging work place."

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer Relations Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Developer Relations Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BEA Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    opportunities to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Some beaurocrazy from Senior management.


  7. "Great company with great benefits."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BEA Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many talented, friendly and knowledgeable coworkers.
    Great benefits.
    Lots of company events.

    Cons

    Needed change in processes were slow or nonexistent.


  8. "Great company that took good care of their employees."

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    Former Employee - ISV Sales Manager in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - ISV Sales Manager in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BEA Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Spent time and resources training their people properly.
    Great benefits.
    Flexibility in working environment.

    Cons

    Acquired by Oracle and then everything wen to pot.
    The compensation was a bit low.
    The opportunities for advancement were hard to come by as they liked to hire from outside of the company.


  9. "Comfortable and stable but not dynamic"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BEA Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good treatment of employees
    Comfortable and flexible work environment

    Cons

    Felt like what it was: a large company with a lot of parts and bureacracy which led to a lot of departures

    Advice to Management

    Value company culture and dynamics


  10. "a bought out java company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice place to work for techiqs

    Cons

    same line of work for the last 10 years

    Advice to Management

    got bought out by Oracle


  11. "Had a strong influence on product direction."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone at BEA Systems was very smart and motivated to be the best in the industry and beat the competition.

    Cons

    In it's efforts to cut costs, the company had under funded the products that drove the bulk of its revenues.


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