Nexenta Systems

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Nexenta Systems Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest everything to get the product stable!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A difficult place to be successful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely
    Salary
    Amazingly smart people to work with
    Cool technology areas to work in

    Cons

    Lack of understanding of how to do real engineering results in unrealistic schedules which are major contributors to product quality issues. These quality issues cause major customer problems. Rather than investing the time up front to develop and release a quality product time is then spent on the back end fixing customer issues after the sale is made. Engineers spend at least 50% of their time on customer escalations.

    No opportunity for engineers to do innovative work. Too much time spent shoring up previous releases. And yet new product features are 'sold' before they are ready.

    A terrible work/life balance. The expectation is that people will be available 7 days a week. Meetings are called on Sunday afternoons. This is all as a result of the constant panic mode under which management operates. Rather than being realistic about schedules, features and resources required to develop, release and support a competitive, quality product the expectation is that people will just be available at all times.

    It seems that with the new CEO the focus is on increasing company valuation to position it for acquisition without really doing the right things to make a competitive and quality product and to ensure customers are happy. It's a smoke and mirrors show.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive but not yet thrilling.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    New CEO.
    Great team, many talented people to work with.
    Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Lack of clear career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for dedication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    A Disaster in 2014

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexenta Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are subsidized snacks in the kitchen.

    Cons

    Charmless, Soulless, Empty, and Hostile Work Environment. NexentaStor latest version is still plagued with problems. Severe product issues in almost every major account. Flat sales and reckless spending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the product work. Smoke and mirrors only go so far. Stop the selfishness, invest in employees interests for once. Stop the reckless and silly spending like Hillary Clinton's speech. Or just sell the company for as much as you can as soon as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Potential, great leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    New leadership taking the company in the right direction. Great strategy. Great roadmap. It's all about execution.

    Cons

    It's all about execution. Too much work needs to be done to keep pace with customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn new technologies

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Nexenta Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is the place were I've learned a lot: javascript, python, UI development, network, storage, unix, solaris. Nexenta requires to use a lot of different technologies, from different field, and has a lot of great engineers who can help to explore, good people.

    Cons

    Massive growth of the component comes with some extra work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Going Nowhere Quickly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexenta Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people working at this company

    Cons

    Only a select few are praised by upper management.
    Layoffs for no justified reason.
    No privacy.
    Mgmt team uninspiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All talk, no action...make something happen.
    Praise those who deserved to be praised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of work, lots of fun, great opportunity - we will be a $1B company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Maybe add staff meetings back to the mix :) overall pleased

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexenta Systems

    Pros

    Good but needs more focus

    Cons

    Poor results overall. Needs more focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on Partners

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    What a mess!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    People, snacks, in building gym

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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