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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  2. "IT Administrator"

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Racist attitude towards Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time

    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

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and learn how new ideas are making your company a dinosour


  4. "Great Products - Horrid Support Management"

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    Former Employee - L2 Technical Support Engineer
    Former Employee - L2 Technical Support Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Replace support management from Directorship down. You've lost great employees because of their personalities alone, leaving average employees in place


  5. "great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of


  6. "It is a rewarding and growth experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change.


  7. Helpful (118)

    "Fantastic company, fantastic benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great culture
    Management is experienced, skilled, and kind
    Solid direction

    Cons

    Working in the security business means you have to make sure your product is rock solid, which can be a challenge

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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...


  9. "IT analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good comp and growth opportunities

    Cons

    No work life balance and


  10. "Review : QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer (QA Engineer) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer (QA Engineer) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pressure free environment, can get to learn a lot of new technologies and will be given a chance to prove yourself.

    Cons

    politics in the upper layer of management leading to many lay-offs during the bluecoat-symantec merger.

    Advice to Management

    keep trust in your current employees instead replacing everyone and hunting for better ones always.