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Palo Alto Networks President & CEO Mark D. McLaughlin
Mark D. McLaughlin
24 Ratings

    very good company to stay

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time (less than an year)


    very nice management team
    flexible working time
    work for projects you interested


    no match 401k
    lunch is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary is lower to competitors like fireeye

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Palo Alto Networks Interviews

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty



  1. Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Palo Alto Networks.

    Interview Details

    After a couple emails from the recruiter wanting (do you have X?) to confirm whether I had the technical qualifications for the position, they scheduled a phone interview (with the recruiter). The interview consisted of nothing but about 20 technical questions they read from a sheet. The recruiter didn't have any technical knowledge on the topics so elaboration or anything other than what was written down was fruitless. No other background questions, nothing about what I'd done, or how I work, etc. After passing this interview, I was scheduled to speak with the person who formerly held the position and would be this positions boss.

    The second interviewer didn't call at the scheduled time. An hour later they texted (not a call, a text!) me apologizing profusely and we agreed to reschedule another time.
    The next day I got an email from the recruiter saying that they offered the position to another person that day and that I wasn't being considered anymore.

    It's fine that I may not have been the best fit for the position but this experience reflects very poorly on Palo Alto Networks' hiring process and staff. I believe they should at the very least finish interviewing those who they have already scheduled before offering anything. That, combined with the missed meeting, how it was handled, and its timing are pretty disrespectful. Maybe I would have been happy as an employee but after this experience I am happy never knowing.

    Interview Questions
    • 20 or so deep questions regarding active directory, exchange, and network storage technologies.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

Palo Alto Networks Awards & Accolades

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TiE 50, TiECon, 2009

Additional Info

Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Public (PANW)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

We are leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government,
and service provider networks from cyber threats. Because of our deep expertise, commitment to innovation and game-changing security platform, thousands of customers have chosen us and we are the fastest growing security company in the market.

Our security platform natively brings together all key network security functions, including advanced threat protection, firewall, IDS/IPS, and URL filtering. Because these functions are natively-built into the platform and share... More

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