Panasas Reviews

Updated May 12, 2015
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  1. Great people, great talent - lots of potential

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Stay away from Panasas

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineers were friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    1. Executives and management are clueless and under-performing. 2. Total system - Hardware+Software is outdated and lagging way behind the competition. 3. Sudden changes in products, features etc. 4. Massive lay-offs. Shutting down projects on which engineers have worked over a year. 5. No money in bank makes everything risky.

    Advice to Management

    Management/Executives never listen to any advice from both employees and customers. That is their biggest problem.

    Panasas Response

    May 20, 2015 – COO

    From your post, it seems clear that you had a negative experience with Panasas a number of years ago. As an executive who joined the company more recently, I don’t have first hand knowledge of any ... More


  3. Empowering Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, really good technology, ability to make decisions at every level,

    Cons

    Very competitive market, need more people to get work done

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering people and hire faster


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  5. 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
    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.


  6. Great! Awesome!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Unstated in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Unstated in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panasas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company, lots of visibility to executive leadership team

    Cons

    Inability to execute and lack of accountability


  8. Helpful (3)

    right product, but couldn't execute

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting work, big data, lots of company perks.

    Cons

    execution is flawed and revenue is negatively impacted due to schedule slips for new products.

    Advice to Management

    if you are going to act like a startup, then you should have gotten rid of non-performers when you are aware of it not when its too late.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience ...friendly environment and nice people

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    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.


  10. My head spins with all I can learn!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    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.



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