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BlueCat Overview

North York, ON
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
BlueCat is the Adaptive DNS™ company. Our mission is to help our customers (some of the largest organizations in the world) thrive on network complexity.

For context, the foundation for any network is DNS. But most DNS solutions like Microsoft and ... Read more

Mission: Help customers thrive on network complexity – from the edge to the core – by providing Adaptive DNS™ solutions that support the most demanding hybrid cloud environments.

Company Updates

  • "Turnover isn't the problem. If you want a more proactive indicator, look at engagement." Our VP of People Cheryl Kerrigan was featured in a recent HRD Canada Magazine article! She shares why employee engagement is important to check on, and how to maintain it. Read more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vML6L

  • We've been certified as a Great Place To Work for the fourth year in a row now! What's our secret sauce? Our award-winning culture. That's not just marketing talk. This is how we won HRD Canada Magazine's Best Workplace Culture Award: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMLw4 As always, thank you for the recognition, Great Place to Work® Canada. And thank YOU, BlueCat family, for making this an awesome place to work.

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BlueCat – Why Work With Us?



The Top 10 Things That Get Us Out of Bed Every Morning:

1. We have a great foundation but we still maintain that start up vibe
2. We build cutting edge software for some of the greatest organizations across all industries  
3. We embrace innovation. Our diverse talent drives our culture and keeps us pushing limits.
4. We have a proven track record of success. Our bonuses are very real and paid out quarterly
5. We don’t believe in Employee Appreciation Day. We do Employee Appreciation Week for all employees globally.
6. We know we won’t have success without each other
7. We like to find any excuse we can to celebrate. We got the work hard, play hard thing down pat
8. We provide our employees with great our employees compensation, perks and time off
9. We want our employees to try new things and grow. We aren’t afraid of failure.
10. We are inspired to challenge ourselves everyday

 

 

OUR CULTURE CODE

 

OUR VALUES

At BlueCat we embrace innovation. Our diverse talent drives our culture and keeps us pushing limits.

At BlueCat our values hold our culture together. They form the infrastructure that allows our business to consistently grow. We are looking for talented professionals across the globe who will be inspired to do their best work while living our BlueCat values.

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We see diversity as something that gives us an edge – we celebrate it and we rely on the value we gain from different perspectives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Employee Testimonials: 

Easy. Because we recognize each other for their efforts. Because our executives answer our questions. Because our office is pretty. Because we have a social for everything. Because here’s what current BlueCats say: 

“I help turn dreams into code!” - Product 

"The culture is amazing - you can feel the vibe and positive energy the moment you step in the office." - Finance 

"BlueCat gives me the opportunity to expand my technological skill while empowering me to broaden my leadership skills." - IT 

"The amount of trust and autonomy I have in my role is very encouraging." - Marketing

"Here, I know that I am making an impact and that my insights are valued." - People

So why not work at a great place to work?

 


Andrew Wertkin- CPTO

 “BlueCat is a great place to work because we are constantly pushing the boundaries on the side of innovation.  We have a focus on team, we have a focus on building great software, and we have a focus on building solutions with our customers and innovating with our customers to build great solutions.”

“The types of people that should consider coming to BlueCat are those who really want to push the boundaries.  I often say the kind of employee who will succeed and work well at BlueCat are those who would get bored if they weren’t learning, if they weren't constantly being challenged.  This is an environment where those who want to learn and want to be challenged will thrive.”

Michael Harris- CEO
“The type of people who excel here are those that disrupt the norm.  We don’t hire people who want to do the same things over and over again. We are a dynamic organization and so look for dynamic, curious and collaborative people who want to contribute to a growing company. So I very much appreciate employees coming into BlueCat and challenging the way we do things.

Engineering:

The BlueCat Engineering team has diversity and innovation at its core. We keep quality a top priority and work collaboratively across departments to make sure we deliver. Most importantly, we always have fun while doing it.

Sales:

BlueCat Sales is a team of intelligent and proactive sales professionals who like to have fun and win together.  We are a highly engaged team that loves bringing creative solutions to the table to help grow and transform our business. We love to win and learn!

Customer Care:

We are a diverse and proactive team dedicated to outstanding customer experiences. We love problem solving and we take pride in being the face of the company for our customers. Think of us as the front line warriors at BlueCat!

Marketing:

This team moves fast. We maintain two dialogues: one around network automation and centralization, the other, network security. We work hard, make sh*t happen, operate transparently, and generously support each other to get stuff over the finish line.

Finance:

We guarantee you have never met a more collaborative, high energy and high performing finance team than the one at BlueCat.  We are the unsung family of heroes who keep everything running efficiently!

IT:

The best word to describe the IT team is family. We support each other through the craziness to make sure BlueCat is always supported. Collaboration and transparency guide everything we do as team, including how we interact with each other.

People:

The People Team is here to promote and enable everyone’s success at BlueCat. We are a cross-functional team that constantly supports each other to ensure our employees love coming to work every morning.

 BlueCat Mud Heros:

Off Site Celebrations:

Riding to Conquer Cancer:

Care Cats- Our in House Charity:

Team Off Sites:

BlueCat Reviews

  • "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Event Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlueCat full-time

    Pros

    Employee first culture, strong leadership, competitive compensation, healthy environment to foster creativity

    Cons

    Frequent change in strategic direction.

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BlueCat Photos

BlueCat photo of: Our cafeteria and community space, very early in the morning.
BlueCat photo of: Providing a mentally healthy place is a team effort. Luckily, every member of our team does their part.
BlueCat photo of: Throwback to World Mental Health Day, when we teamed up with Jack.org to better educate our team on mental health.
BlueCat photo of: Content Marketers unite! Here's a Content Marketers' meet-up taking place in our office.
BlueCat photo of: Our team at IP EXPO Europe in London
BlueCat photo of: More pics from our Halloween Social this year... can you guess what this team is dressed up as?
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BlueCat Interviews

Experience

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    Enterprise Account Executive Interview

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    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlueCat.

    Interview

    This was the worst interview process I've ever been apart of. The recruiter Rona was the most unprofessional person to deal with ever. She could care less about my time and never bothered to get back to me. I had to reach out to her after each interview about next steps, and she only bothered to answer once I told her I had another offer. I think I dodged a real bullet not working here. The HR department really needs to be more sympathetic and create a better candidate experience (especially during a global pandemic where job seekers are totally stressed). Terrible.

    Interview Questions

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BlueCat Awards & Accolades

  • Company of the Year (Medium) - Silver, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • Company of the Year (Medium) - Gold, Best in Biz Awards International, 2014
  • Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates, The Career Directory, 2016
  • Best Workplaces in Canada for Women, Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Great Places to Work, Best Workplaces, 2017
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