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"Things are changing for the better"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Individuals definitely make a difference. Lots of interesting work and very talented development people. New executive team is focused and executes well. Goals are pushed down and managers are given the responsibility to decide what needs to be done to align with them. Managers care about their people. Morale is on the rise. Dev gets free lunch on Thursdays. You are never bored. Everyone can grow in this environment.

Cons

We are a private company so there's no stock. The facility is a drag. There is too much process at times. The hiring process is tedious. The company needs to be more quality-focused. Need more PMs and program managers.

Advice to Management

You're doing the right things. Keep it up and start recognizing your quality folks.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Coat Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Restructuring, causing an unpleasant work atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Restructuring, improving performance, great employees. The employees that still work here are awesome. I have made a lot of friends here and enjoy the people.

    Cons

    Poor management direction, lack of employee benefits (compared to before). The upper management doesn't seem to care about the future of the company, only the short term profit. They have removed a lot of the free drinks and food provided, eliminated the cafe area, made the gym smaller and have few events for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the company for long term success, relay those goals to the employees and provide a long term road map for the employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's getting better every day..."

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

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time

    Pros

    - Since going private this year the management has stabilized and improved.
    - I have a feeling that the management actually cares about the employees.
    - Communication is now more open and even welcomed.
    - We are going though a major upgrade of the development process in a way that seems to make sense.
    - I'm free to do my job well and contribute to improving the process/environment around me.

    Cons

    - The free lunch is not every day

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