Nexenta Systems Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Good People

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Nexenta Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of very passionate people that are awesome to work with, open "start-up" environment. I have noticed a good amount of workers here have left larger companies to create something new here. Because of the start-up atmosphere there are constantly new things to learn and areas to move up in.

    Cons

    Large amount of changes recently, lost lots of people and are gaining new teams. Things seem ok now that they are settling.

    Advice to Management

    More activities that bring everyone together


  2. Helpful (3)

    Changing direction too often

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Nexenta Systems (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun people, work hard play hard atittude

    Cons

    Too many management changes, too many changes in company's direction.


  3. Helpful (6)

    A difficult place to be successful

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Positive but not yet thrilling.

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack of clear career path.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people for dedication.


  6. Great Potential, great leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Great place to learn new technologies

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (5)

    What a mess!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People, snacks, in building gym

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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


  10. Reenergized company with some dynamic and talented newcomers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Nexenta Systems full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They fully stock snacks! Great if your willing to put in long hours and looking for an opportunity to try new tasks. Really wonderful coworkers!

    Cons

    Some 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 Management

    Hold yourselves accountable for your team and hold team meetings....weekly why not?



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