Blue Coat Systems - when it comes to values, actions speak louder than words | Glassdoor
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Helpful (3)

"when it comes to values, actions speak louder than words"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

new addition to the break room, infused water

Cons

trust & respect are anything but part of Blue Coat values. I am aware of at least three instances where they did not even honor the terms of the job offer. No matter how strong the case against the manager is, HR always sides with the manager.

Advice to Management

try to cut on office politics

Other Employee Reviews for Blue Coat Systems

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Had No Life At This Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Services in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Order Services in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They feed you very well when days are very busy, so you can work through your lunch. This company offers great benefits.

    Cons

    No room for growth with this company. Very high layoff rate. Very cutthroat. They expect you to work 14 hours days. Had to wait 6 months before receiving overtime pay.

    Advice to Management

    Too aggressive. No empathy for there employess. Very dishonest.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Coat Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are willing to work 12 hour days every day and perform work volumes that are meant for 3 people it would be a great place for you.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance unless you are an engineer. Perks for engineers only. If you are not an engineer you are made to feel unimportant and if you question anything you are told you have an attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and don't treat them like you would be willing to replace them rather than fix what needs fixed. The company announce a core value refresh and the Senior Executives have stated they will walk the talk and expect all managers to do the same but there are managers in a couple departments that have not attempted to make the change.


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