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    Good company with good potential

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers that are anxious to assist when needed. Opportunity limited to your own skills/desires.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Product quality has continued to restrict growth

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    Invest everything to get the product stable!!

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Nexenta Systems in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    After brief phone interview with D. (one of the co-founder) came in person to their Santa Clara office. The on-site interview was a technical group interview (my favorite type) and at the end of the interview I was offered the job. I did not negotiate much, just accepted it. In the evening I received an e-mail from D. that they would like to proceed with the offer on agreed terms. I wrote that it's fine. Later I received an e-mail that some more people would like to speak with me. Little did I know that the interviewing process - after the offer - is NOT OVER!!!

    The "problem"guy turned out to be the other co-founder, A. I was warned before talking to him that somehow he does not like me (we never met before). At the end of the day I was told, they would rather proceed with offering me a consultant position - on some shaky terms (no one in sane mind would accept). One day later D. called me and told, the company would withdraw the offer co

    I never seen such an unfair practice. During the interview with A. I immediately did see, I am dealing with a workplace-bully. So in some sense I saved myself a vert unpleasant experience later. I think, the company faces a big challenge how to deal with "A" in person.

    Interview Questions
    • Q (in Russian): What did you do at Apple?
      A (in Russian, with some pride): Wrote the 68K debugger nub
      Q (in Russian - with some disgust on face): That was long ago, what else you can tell me?

      The bullying style of this gentleman was in very big contrast with my experience with other people in this company. I can't understand how it could happen. I do not want to deal with this company anymore, under no circumstances.
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    Negotiation Details
    I accepted the offer ( $130K / years + shares) - but two days later the company verbally did withdraw the offer. The explanation was vague at best
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.nexenta.com
Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of Software-defined Storage solutions. Its software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud-and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on any industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

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