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  1. "Very challenging place to work. Very dynamic but not for the faint at heart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic, growth, good product, interesting people

    Cons

    Some entrenched stubborness in the engineering department

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change and do not stand on what has worked in the past.


  2. "Not rewarding"

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    Current Employee - SQA in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SQA in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has product which can do better

    Cons

    No growth for engineers as uk manages it like military

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Provides employees with opportunities to expand their skill sets and advance their careers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pre-IPO, great compensation packages including stock options, opportunities for career growth, cutting edge technology, industry leader in Network Attached Storage space, strong management team

    Cons

    unlike larger companies with unlimited cash to fund support resources, each employee at BlueArc must roll up their sleeves and do the day to day work needed to make the company successful, i.e., no management only positions - all positions are hands on.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place, unknown future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, decent product, fairly stable.

    Cons

    Company is caught between direct sales and a single large OEM (HDS). BlueArc struggles to please both avenues. (The features needed for a complete product for direct sales are not the same as those needed by a large OEM.)

    Advice to Management

    Adjust strategy accordingly, and communicate to employees.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a mid-sized yet fast growing company, every employee has an opportunity to make an impact on the company's success and be recognized and rewarded; good cross functional teamwork, communication, and very good executive leadership; very good compensation including pre-IPO stock option grants.

    Cons

    growing pains as we move from private toward public company

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with employees at all levels of organization


  6. "BlueArc rocked!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlueArc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic team from the CEO down, especially within engineering. A unique product using FPGA technology provided a very broad and highly complex technical environment which led to plenty of technical and managerial challenges. Bucket loads of responsibility given to just about everybody from the moment they walked in the door.

    Cons

    A superior product isn't a guarantee of success. Difficult to find a way of selling enough to continue competing in a what is a very expensive and hard fought market place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  7. "System Start-up"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, real high technology. Cohesive team

    Cons

    Challenges of growth. Difficult to compete with large companies

    Advice to Management

    Consider aquisition

  8. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlueArc full-time

    Pros

    good friendly British guys, great management

    Cons

    stock sucks for average engineer


  9. "BlueArc used to be a wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    openness, small, friendly, solid engineering

    Cons

    work interaction between countries
    time difference

    Advice to Management

    none