Blue Coat Systems Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2020

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3.4
63%
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Blue Coat Systems CEO Greg Clark
Greg Clark
101 Ratings
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  • "Senior management is taking the most of the pie with their inner circle and own people(in 8 reviews)

  • "Very few women in engineering and upper management(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work in"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems

    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. "Thin resource for team"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    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. "Decent company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Their technology is very interesting

    Cons

    Didn’t really care too much about employees

  4. "Company had great potential"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good company with great technology

    Cons

    New management never understood the products & technology

  5. "Great company with great teams"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time

    Pros

    Cohesive, cooperative teams, good culture.

    Cons

    There is no real direction at the corporate level.

  6. "IT Administrator"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    IT Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  7. "Racist attitude towards Management"

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    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

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  8. "Great Products - Horrid Support Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - L2 Technical Support Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time for 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.

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  9. "great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

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

    4.0
     

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems

    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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