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"About The Same As Anyplace Else"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Overall good talent. Challenging technology and products. Ability to feel like I make a difference sometimes.

Cons

I used to think management was reasonably competent but offshoring to India is a giant clue they never knew what they were doing all along. Lack of single sign-on makes ordinary things like checking benefits a chore. More and more I get the feeling that nobody really knows what's going on; company seems to hold details close to the vest. There has been no roadmap for a year or so.

Advice to Management

In a word, quit. You've failed and you need to get out of the way.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Coat Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor product development but fairly good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Package
    Flexible environment
    Dynamic EMEA team

    Cons

    Lack of product development
    Poor vision
    Lack of focus
    Culture quality dropped following all aquisitions

    Advice to Management

    Stay focus on some market segments


  2. "Good stuff to learn the first 6 months, then you can go."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems part-time

    Pros

    You can learn new things about network security, probably more than working in any other company. Ideal company to work not more than 1 year.

    Cons

    Payment for some employees like me is $10 thousand a year. While working with very important customers that earn more than 10 times our salary, we do their work. This company expect from us much more than what is possible to do. Everything for gaining customer trust, expecting the best quality support and technical acknowledgment at the lowest price. The real thing is that this devices are very low quality, PLENTY of bugs, developers are do a very bad work. If I had a big company I would never trust in this technology, it would be much better to start doing the same products by my own.

    Advice to Management

    Never expect good quality at the lowest price. If you don't have enough people for the amount of clients, then hire more. Improve the trust in YOUR TEAM and not only in the customers. If you want better benefits, improve the quality: treat your people as good quality professionals, and pay for that.

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