PernixData Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
18 Reviews

4.9
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome on-board experience. No forms to fill-up manually. Everything is online.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PernixData full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great to work with people that has great talents without being jerks. Everyone is helpful.

    Cons

    I haven't seen anything yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep PernixData and interesting company to work at.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome product, and even more awesome people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PernixData full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great niche product, tons of opportunity to learn from the very bests in the industry
    - Vey fun environment, lots of food / snacks etc. regular games / competitions and participation encouraged from top down.
    - very hands-off management, very down to earth
    - people-first mentality

    Cons

    - still a start up so not your typical 9-5 job, but there is light behind every door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep valuing people. You are hiring absolutely the best guys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your technical sales career

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at PernixData full-time

    Pros

    Helpful Team.
    Relatively low-pressure environment.
    Opportunity to build technical sales expertise
    Opportunity to experience and contribute to a quality early-stage startup.
    Starting pay is decent for a recent college graduate.
    Benefits and time off policies are exceptional.

    Cons

    Overall compensation is significantly below market (OTE & Equity)
    Sales staff as a whole are not earning anywhere close to OTE (very few have hit quota)
    Lots of latent frustration with Sales Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick up the phone and start dialing alongside your team.
    Fight for market-level compensation to avoid impending turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    All thumbs up

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at PernixData full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Product is great and only getting better. Company benefits are top notch. Talented people at all levels. PernixData is a great company overall.

    Cons

    Start-ups are harder than the big established companies, but the opportunity is too good to pass up if you can handle it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on product quality, recognizing your people, and keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome opportunity to do really great things!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PernixData full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people. Solving problems that matter. Cool technology. Great vision and leadership. Opportunity to work on really cool things. Perfect product positioning with very strong business potential. Enthusiastic and friendly co-workers. Multiple accolades from industry. Great food and (ahem) drinks :-)

    Cons

    Hard to win at foosball... highly skilled and competitive players :-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to organize a company wide ski trip??

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    How nice to hear laughter in the office amidst the serious business of building a great company!

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PernixData full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At the moment much of the landscape is green field, which is wonderful for people who have a desire to help shape the future direction of the company the choose to work for.
    The staff here are all energized, optimistic, and lots of fun to be around.

    Cons

    See previous comment. If you expect to be handed a recipe to follow for processes and methods, and would rather follow then help lead ... you might consider a startup a 'con'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it fun!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get Pernix'd - Its a great place to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PernixData full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work with lot of positive energy, great engineering team, good benefits

    Cons

    Would prefer a location a bit more central

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Relatively new, but loving it so far...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PernixData

    Pros

    Things just get done, no politics, no drama and best of all very little PPT.
    Execs are very accessible and engaged
    Strong team focused environment
    Right technology at the right time
    Staff is top notch across the board
    Benefits WAY better than previous start-up
    Building a company, not just looking to get acquired

    Cons

    Resources a bit constrained. Its a start-up so not a surprise...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quite an exciting journey so far...!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PernixData full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome Engineering team where everyone is an expert in the area he/she works on. The people - is the number one reason I joined PernixData about more than a year ago. And so far, it's been that way. It's been my pleasure to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

    On a different note, some of the benefits are really cool - Unlimited vacation time, pantry full of snacks/beverages :)

    Cons

    None - I'm a "start-up" person :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you're doing. Challenge would be to maintain the company culture as it grows. But so far you guys have done outstanding job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A transformative experience with a revolutionary product

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at PernixData full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you value a family atmosphere and believe strongly in transparency then you will love working for PernixData. This company is also on the brink of disrupting the market into the next technological cycle of innovation. Which is truly exciting to be working with a extremely talented group of individuals. You learn a lot and meet a lot of new interesting people as well!

    Cons

    If you value the status quo then you will be uncomfortable working for a startup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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