Nexenta Systems

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Nexenta Systems Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
32 Reviews
2.8
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positive but not yet thrilling.

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    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 for more than a 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
  2. 1 person 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 for 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
  3.  

    Great Potential, great leadership.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Great place to learn new technologies

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Nexenta Systems full-time for 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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Going Nowhere Quickly

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time for less than a 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
  8.  

    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

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    What a mess!!

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    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 for more than a 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Executive Failures, No Transparency, Not Truly Open Source

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No transparency, poor communication, lack of career opportunities and bad leadership. enterprise product neglected core values of community product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Reenergized company with some dynamic and talented newcomers.

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    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 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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