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"A culture of taking care of employees and compensating them well"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Draper, UT
Former Employee - Network Engineer in Draper, UT
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Local management looks after their employees
The benefits are fair
It is a jeans and t-shirt environment
Employees work hard and play hard
There is a fitness room with weights, an elliptical, treadmill, etc

Cons

Fires have to be continually put out
Required communication to do the job correctly is not always shared
Firewalls deployed continually cause major outages
Too much work for one person
Finally the company is doing better than ever and yet they are continually downsizing and expecting personnel to do more with less. Furthermore depending on the group they eliminate the senior personnel and leave an an experienced junior engineer to fill in the gaps.

Advice to Management

Protect your people and your talent
When issues arise show transparency rather than blindsiding employees with additional job expectations or unrealistic expectations
Back your managers and team leads when they communicate that they need more people to do the job or need to retain the talent they currently have

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Coat Systems

  1. Helpful (4)

    "CrCrappy little company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You like chaos. You thrive on office politics. You hate competence. They pay well. Worked with talented people albeit direct co-workers were not among them.

    Cons

    A lot of nonsense on a daily basis. Constant interoffice politics and changes in direction based on who's connected to whom, not what's best for the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Hara kiri.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Happy to come to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good communication throughout the company. Recognition given for a job well done. Management encourages to leave your computer at home when you go on vacation.

    Cons

    Being a global company, sometimes you need to have calls at odd times but that seems to be the new normal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees. A happy employee is a productive employee.

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