Panasas Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Great! Awesome!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The culture is the best - people really care about each other. Very smart engineers who are willing to help those that are not technical. Close team environment and lots of teamwork. The Exec's and upper management are available and open to your suggestions and ideas. They are also honest and open to questions. Free exercise classes at lunch. Flexible on working schedule.

    Cons

    Panasas has a real opportunity ahead but execution of a large project is challenging and definitely not an easy ride. There have been some bumps in our road so you should have some thick skin to work here. Always worth sticking it out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on working hard.


  2. A culture of performance, ambition and commitment to customers.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Panasas

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

    Pros

    Panasas has an exceptional culture where you can bring your best self to work and do your best work unencumbered by politics and overhead. Panasas has world-class products that solve some of the worlds most challenging problems and supporting the realization of our customers big ideas. We are proud to be a part of over 450 customers doing important and cool work.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a place to sit back and ride along this is not the place for you. It's a performance culture with strong teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building the expertise and culture of vision and values.


  3. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasas

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

    Pros

    Total team environment. Passionate employees and excellent technology

    Cons

    Many companies still don't know the Panasas name.


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  5. Established product and company looking to take the next step

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasas full-time

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

    Pros

    The product is complex and established so you benefit from having a legitimate, working (revenue generating) product. There are several areas where you can step up and become an expert. The Engineering teams are small and have a good mix of experience. The company has also invested heavily in going after new markets this year based on the existing product while the Engineering teams work on the next generation products. Overall, there is a much better "spirit" in the company than past years.

    Cons

    Lacks some of the "flash" (excuse the pun) of some other Storage start-ups. The established customer base has high quality and service expectations which can pull Engineers from new feature work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for new markets and continue to help Engineering focus on the next generation products and features.


  6. Great people, great talent - lots of potential

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company but there is a lot of talent there, both in the management and executive ranks as well as in the technical roles. I learned a lot and really looked up to the management team.

    Cons

    Dealing with employee attrition is tricky.. change in market focus is hard to achieve without full engineering buy in.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have a crystal ball, but I would suggest putting more focus on the tactical short term product roadmap to really go after new markets rather than longer term stuff that won't benefit for some years.


  7. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasas full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was great to be a part of the technical marketing team. There is a lot of great talent at the company.

    Cons

    The product has to be continuously revamped to keep up with changing trends in the industry and the competition.. It is very distracting when technical / development staff leave.

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, more focus needs to be placed on tactical solutions for the short term to increase TAM.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Panasas team was great!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasas

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees of Panasas are some of the best I had worked with. Very smart and they knew what they were doing and where the company was headed.

    Cons

    I left because the leadership did not execute at its best.

    Advice to Management

    Get a closure!


  9. My head spins with all I can learn!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Panasas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like good technology, smart people that don't mess around, and being successful, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    You can be left behind if you don't run every now and again. Co-workers are smart, nice, but no-nonsense.

    Advice to Management

    Don't spread yourself so thin.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience ...friendly environment and nice people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Panasas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and good opportunites for growth in storage industry. Thats all I can say as I am very new in the organisation.

    Cons

    Relatively small company. Not too good salary. Not getting as many perks as other major IT companies in Silicon Valley.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work at day to day

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Panasas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome engineers, technology and culture. Good pay. Personnel drama at a minimum.

    Cons

    Companies direction/focus changes every couple of years. If the company leadership was a single person, would be diagnosed ADHD.



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