Nexenta Systems
2.9 of 5 26 reviews
www.nexenta.com Santa Clara, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Nexenta Systems Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2014
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2.9 26 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

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Tarkan Maner

(5 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Lots of work, lots of fun, great opportunity - we will be a $1B company!

Marketing (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat technology, partners, and people - CEO has good vision and is building towards a strong culture, lots of energy around the brand, full of "fixable problems" that mean big success for employees; at the front of the next wave of innovation - software defined data center; work days are long, but the work has an impact, which makes it satisfying; I'm glad to be here and plan on staying; and my two cents - love the open floor plan - now I can talk to people :) it's energizing

ConsThe culture is in transition and change is hard; the journey to enterprise class doesn't happen overnight and means a lot of process discipline that people don't always like; culture / company change = some people churn, but I think this is a necessary process; right now, everyone's getting used to the new reality; as we settle down, all that improves

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! Maybe add staff meetings back to the mix :) overall pleased

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nexenta Systems

ProsGood but needs more focus

ConsPoor results overall. Needs more focus

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on Partners

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What a mess!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople, snacks, in building gym

ConsOpen floor plan, directors and leaders, no communication, not enough team meetings, salary

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees what they are worth and they may stay longer, empower them to be leaders and they will lead, stop with the favorites - there are many and they are not as good as people think

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Executive Failures, No Transparency, Not Truly Open Source

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nexenta Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsMy team was the only thing that kept me there as long as I was.

ConsNo transparency, poor communication, lack of career opportunities and bad leadership. enterprise product neglected core values of community product.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell people the truth, they'll work harder for you if they can work with something tangible. Leaders need to learn more about Open Source Culture. Cultivate the Community and have a larger pool of stakeholders involved in the Enterprise product and core values. Community Edition should have been the voice of Nexenta. Not the Sales department.

I gave too much and I felt like since day one my position and department were undefined and taken advantage of while under constant scrutiny. The culture is counterproductive. Communication was poor, Leadership was even worse. Transparency was supposed to be everything but it was quite the opposite. Too much gossip, too many empty promises, a lack of trust and respect for each others added to a whole lot of unnecessary stress.

Executive Leadership understands nothing about Open Source and creating a successful Enterprise product to compliment the Community to improve sales. We had too many directors who talked a great game, but never performed. They kept their jobs and talented people were fired for having opinions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Reenergized company with some dynamic and talented newcomers.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time for less than a year

Pros- New CEO has created a new energy and momentum toward success.
- New management makes me feel like our work is important and adding value.
- Great product loved by many customers.
- Great healthcare and other HR benefits.

Cons- Low salaries compared to other comparable places in the bay area.
- Facilities and related perks are not as generous as other places.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Time to get out

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsIf you can find a new job and leave

ConsNo privacy; too much talking/distractions; productivity will take a hit

Advice to Senior ManagementStop diluting the shares

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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"A start-up with bad management but lovely co-workers"

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Nexenta Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsThey fully stock snacks!

Great if your willing to put in long hours and looking for an opportunity to try new tasks.

Really wonderful coworkers!

ConsSome large growing pains. Saw many people get hired and MANY people laid off.

Management defiantly needs work...ESPECIALLY in the Sales department.

Felt HR department was unhelpful, unprofessional, and just plain mean.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold yourselves accountable for your team and hold team meetings....weekly why not?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Systems Engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time

ProsMany talented helpful people who are willing to die hard for the company

ConsCompany keeps hiring Executives and let go the ones who actually do the work

Advice to Senior ManagementHave better vision and goals for the company. Fix the processes!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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We are still waiting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsMany good people here, several hard working and dedicated

ConsAccountability is lacking and not shared, need more visibility into what is being done to fix the problems.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop worrying about fault - just get it done.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nexenta Systems for more than a year

Pros-Free soda.
-The company had so much potential at one time.

Cons-New CEO does not have the time to personally make a trip to the 2nd floor to introduce himself to an office of 50+ people. What kind of message does that send? Clearly the message is, "I don't care about the employees in this company."
-Three rounds of layoffs. Loss of valuable employees (and no management).
-Poor management ; no direction.
-Executive management all on a separate floor. Poor communication; no transparency.
-Office is like a ghost town.
-Feels like no progress is being made.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Board of Directors...hire new exec management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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