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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 8 Blue Coat Systems Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
3.6
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.5
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.9
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Blue Coat Systems Employee
in Sunnyvale, CA

"I've been working at Bluecoat since October 2012. It is a good company in the Web Security industry with offices in Canada, Asia and Europe. Bluecoat also has other offices in Utah, Draper, Boston."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Blue Coat Systems Employee
in Waterloo, ON

"I've worked at Bluecoat for 2 co-op terms, and the overall working experience was good. The working environment is cozy and it was easy to have a great relationship with the co-workers."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.7
Blue Coat Systems (13)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Contemporary Services (15)
2.1 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Whelan Security (9)
3.3 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,142)
IT Project Manager
in Sunnyvale, CA

"It has been a very strong company and a very open environment to work for."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Blue Coat Systems Employee
in Sunnyvale, CA

"Blue Coat Systems, Inc. is a great place to work."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Average Blue Coat Systems Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
Development Lead
in Sunnyvale, CA

"Solid company, great technology, but lacks of vision"

What do you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"Company definitely has talents, who drives the development and technological advantages."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Good luck. You may enjoy this company's stability, standard cubicle environment, and god benefits."

What don't you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"Lack of long term strategy, some management vacuum, and corporate political games."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To take care more about people you manage rather than about people who manage you."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Product Marketing Manager
in Sunnyvale, CA

"An interestng experience. Hope never to have last manager again."

What do you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"A good technology. Providing a service that helps people is a good thing."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be positive. Don't accept an offer without chatting with others about who you would be reporting to."

What don't you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"Very political environment in the marketing organization. Insecure individuals who have been there awhile who consider making suggestions to their work an insult. They'll undermine you."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Review everyone in the company. If there is going to be another survey, use the results."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Manufacturing Test Engineer
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Engineer
in Sunnyvale, CA
Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Senior Business Systems Analyst
in Sunnyvale, CA

"It was good to do to remind me of what's important in my next position - job and company-wise."

What don't you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"I didn't particularly care to be bounced around to projects that had no visibility and that no one else either deemed important to the company or was their responsibility and they ignored it."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Develop a plan for moving the organization forward, prioritize the larger projects, and actually start working on them in earnest by putting the most qualified people to work on them."

Senior Development Systems Test Manager

"Great products and team - very challenging"

What do you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"As SR manager of System Test and Product Performance Teams,"

Corporate Sales Engineer
in Sunnyvale, CA

"Great company to work for"

What do you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"Everything"

What don't you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"Nothing"

Senior Staff Engineer
in Austin, TX

"Good company, good technology."

Account Executive
in Capitola, CA

"This was my experience while working at Bluecoat."

What do you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"I made some great relationships while working at Blue coat. There were many talented individuals that contributed to Blue coats success."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you understand your direct managers policies because they dont always coordinate with the companies."

What don't you like about working at Blue Coat Systems?

"Put ridiculous expectations on there sales people that had little to do with generating revenue for the company. For example, be in your seat at a specific time. Be in the office five days a week, and if you were out of the office you had to make constant contact with your manager."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Suggestions: 1.Look at the cost of hiring, training people, and having them leave within a year. 2.Identify the key reasons for such high amounts of sick days, and turnover among sales people."

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