PernixData

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PernixData Reviews

Updated February 7, 2015
Updated February 7, 2015
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1.  

    So far so good

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

    I have been working at PernixData

    Pros

    Great leadership and technological vision.

    Cons

    Even though the company is ramping up and getting busier, Satyam steers the engineering on crucial tech advantages to keep us ahead of the game. Executing to that end is painful, but it's expected of any worthy ends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    More concerned about hitting your number than micro managing
    Reasonable quotas for SDRs
    Flexible time off
    Competitive, but not cut throat sales
    Some people sound legitimately interested on the phone, new tech

    Cons

    As long as you make your number, there shouldn't be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Playing ping pong more frequently could be fun as a break throughout the day. Calling is grinding some days

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

    You can focus on your work without having to worry about anything else.

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment
    Solving real life problems
    Flexibility
    Good compensation
    Awesome team

    Cons

    The benefit are evolving - they are great but there is scope for improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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.

  6. 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 (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
  7. 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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome opportunity to do really great things!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PernixData full-time (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
  10. 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 (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Relatively new, but loving it so far...

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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