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Updated Jan 16, 2022

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Found 242 of over 255 reviews
3.5
63% Recommend to a Friend
Blue Coat Systems CEO Greg Clark
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Found 241 of over 255 reviews

3.5
63%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Blue Coat Systems CEO Greg Clark
Greg Clark
100 Ratings

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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Sr. Executive Assistant

    Jan 16, 2022 - Senior Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    One of the best leadership teams

    Cons

    That Blue Coast was sold to Symantec

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Thin resource for team

    Jan 15, 2020 - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The team are cohesive, knowledgible

    Cons

    Management is very greedy, and non-responsive to customer. Company management first approach

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Decent company to work for

    Oct 27, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Their technology is very interesting

    Cons

    Didn’t really care too much about employees

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Company had great potential

    Aug 26, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good company with great technology

    Cons

    New management never understood the products & technology

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company with great teams

    Jul 2, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Draper, UT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cohesive, cooperative teams, good culture.

    Cons

    There is no real direction at the corporate level.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Racist attitude towards Management

    Jul 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some good middle and first line managers

    Cons

    Senior management is all entirely about control and extremely territorial. Impossible to float new ideas that can benefit the company

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    IT Administrator

    Jun 1, 2018 - IT Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Products - Horrid Support Management

    Feb 14, 2018 - L2 Technical Support Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Using and supporting the products is a great experience. They use Linux under the covers; so awesome for obvious reasons.

    Cons

    Support management is inept and Coercive. They are not below conspiring to make you fail, even when you haven't.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    great company to work for

    Sep 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The best environment and chemistry between coworkers. Not a stressful job.

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    It is a rewarding and growth experience.

    May 15, 2017 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership potential with senior management. Also, the review process is great and allows for employees to participate and actually agree with the reviews given by the manager.

    Cons

    Company needs a mentoring program to develop more talent within the company structure. This will help with the retention issues.

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Blue Coat Systems has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 255 reviews left anonymously by employees. 63% of employees would recommend working at Blue Coat Systems to a friend and 61% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Blue Coat Systems employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Blue Coat Systems. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

63% of Blue Coat Systems employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Blue Coat Systems 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

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