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"Leading technology, lots of opportunity"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Technology: Cyber security is hot right now, Gartner rates them in the Magic Quadrant
Benefits: Matching 401K, competitive salaries, company doing well so bonuses are excellent
Other: Free snacks, drinks, bagels on Friday, lots of social activities with food served, however no in house cafeteria but lunches are subsidized.
Culture : Hard working people, flexible working environment with lots of autonomy (but it depends on area you work in). Work life balance flexibility, feels like a small start company but with reasonable processes and systems in place.

Cons

-Owned by private equity company, no equity offered, starting to lose people to other companies who are. Management needs to do something.
-Rumer's of being a potential acquisition target is causing some uncertainty with employees especially those who want to stay in a small company.

Advice to Management

Reconsider the no equity position especially if company is sold, unlikely the good people who do the work will still around if there are no retention incentives. Your people are being aggressively recruited (especially in the valley) do something about it.

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Coat Systems

  1. "Great Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - QA Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - QA Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blue Coat Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a flexible, comfortable, working environment

    Cons

    Have to have good knowledge in the field


  2. Helpful (3)

    "stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll get a paycheck.
    Many people, below the executive level, are very friendly.

    Cons

    Management is all over the place in mindset and they appear to take things personally.
    It's a business, not a place for your friends and cronies.
    Benefits are mediocre.
    Some corporate administration functions are amaturish.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fire engineers or other employees because you made poor business decisions.

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