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Blue Coat Systems Reviews

Updated December 22, 2016
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  • Great corporate culture and values; good work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Great products and great people (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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. Helpful (75)

    "Fantastic company, fantastic benefits!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Strategic Acct Mgr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Acct Manager
    Current Employee - Strategic Acct Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair quotas and aggressive/simple comp plan with great accelerators. Solid solution set and solid strategy/go to market. Exec Mgmnt is exceptional with many years of security industry experience (mainly McAfee). Execs are more than willing to fly out and meet clients. Very good work culture. Blue Coat senior leadership/CEO are taking the reins at Symantec who recently acquired Blue Coat.

    Cons

    Challenge will be for the Blue Coat Execs to turn Symantec into a Sales & Engineering driven company and not a finance driven company that has quarterly RIF's to simply make a financial metric. I just can't imagine the new Symc CEO and the legacy Symc CFO having beers together.


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  5. "Great company moving fast"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super fast moving company and challenging. Products are exceptional. Pay is outstanding. Best in the industry. With the addition of Symantec now things are even better.

    Cons

    If you're not aggressive and a self starter on-boarding can be challenging. Organization of systems can be tough and difficult to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is meaningful in the cyber-security realm and the pay and benefits are great. Lots of time off, above average pay, company events, flexible schedule, and great people.

    Cons

    Trying to code in a secured environment is difficult and frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Increase developer productivity with a better secure development environment.


  7. "Terrific place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of fantastic technology to work with and an ever increasing demand to integrate all of these security tools provides terrific opportunities to explore and grow your career.

    Cons

    Lot of integration work ongoing that can be disruptive to product cycles, but will likely prove to be one of the key growth areas for our product lines once complete.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing together the technology that makes us what we are and streamline the back office and procedures & process where possible to keep us efficient.


  8. "Short Title"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Health, Dental, Medical, 401K, Travel Health Insurance, Health Advocacy Program, Travel Opportunities, Sweet SKO

    Cons

    Travel, New Team, Slow Promotion Cycle, Lots of aquisitions


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Still Loving It!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I posted the below in 2012 AND I still feel the same and Love it here! Blue Coat is one of the best companies I have worked for! Good times ahead!!!

    “I enjoy coming to work! ”
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than 5 years)
    Pros
    I love it here not only because I love what I do, but I enjoy the people I work with. Blue Coat has great employees, a laid back environment, flexibility in schedules, an understanding of family, an excellent product and an Executive team that is not the usual OMG the CEO is coming in lets be on our best behavior and roll out the red carpet.
    Cons
    Nothing comes to mind at this time.
    Helpful

    Cons

    I can't think of any before and now. I believe if you are not happy you should change it, accept it, ot move on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing... we are headed for great things and great times thanks to you!


  10. "Nice company / Great Moment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is living the best moment of all times.... Good technology, nice management and clear goal.

    Cons

    Really can't see any cons right now.


  11. "Sr. Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company, opportunities for upward movement, supportive environment, sufficient rewards for hard work

    Cons

    Rapidly growing difficult to keep up

    Advice to Management

    Hire Key technical resources where possible



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