Pure Storage Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
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    Technical Support Engineer

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Catered lunch, snacks, 100% paid health benefits, good pay, and we have lots of fun.

    We sell an amazing product I can be proud to support.

    The engineers I work with are the smartest group of people I have ever worked with.

    Pure storage is growing like crazy.

    The executive staff actually cares about the employee base.

    Cons

    It is very hard work, and very fast paced.There is a lot of changes, and it was a steep learning curve at first.

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    Please keep pure awesome!

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I absolutely love this company!

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Pure brings the excitement of a startup with the smarts of a well established company. They are committed to running an open and honest company that stands behind what they say.

    Lots of opportunity for advancement and the sky is the limit to what you can do within the company.

    Salaries and benefits are competitive with the market.

    Cons

    At this point I haven't found anything I don't like about the company. Everything is moving very quickly due to the market we are in but I consider that a benefit not a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

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  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Openness and Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    - Open vacation policy (and they mean it.. PTO is fine, they treat you like an adult to police yourself)
    - Great benefits (healthcare premiums paid for), HSA and FSA, cell phone reimbursement, 401k (no matching yet), commuter allowance
    - Excellent culture. No egos, lots of openness in the way management shares information.. truly a culture of trust (again, treat people like adults and give them high expectations and likely they'll meet it... too few companies are like this!)
    - Open pantry, drinks and snacks (Mountain View office at least)
    - Fun people, good energy, highly receptive management (Scott, Coz, etc.) and *no* micro-management!!
    - Positive outlook on the future, with good humor against our competition

    Cons

    Not unique to Silicon Valley, the office is geared towards a lot of fun distractions - pinball machines, scooters to get around, but that's not unique to the Valley so even distracting, it helps recruit the kids and that's a good thing .. those of us more experienced can just focus differently so I won't even call it a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect the culture and core values of the company at all costs.. hard times will come along with good times, but it's the hard times that are going to really challenge things and push change.

    In general though, I can't offer any great advice because the management team is too awesome... keep doing what you're doing!

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    The best people, management, and technology in the industry!

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    A great opportunity for the best of the best to be part of the next great storage company. A very supportive team that is interested in the success of everyone. Fast-paced environment, results-driven management philosophy, and the best product I have ever seen.

    Cons

    No cons. If there was any negative, it would be that it takes the right type of person to thrive here. Internally motivated, resourceful and creative are key.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesomeness! Our customers love us.

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  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun, Rewarding, and Fast-paced

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer (Sales)  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer (Sales) in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The people and culture are the absolute best that I've been exposed to in my career. The technology delivers an obvious value, and is supported by an organization unlike any I've ever worked for. My first exposure to the company was spending some time with the CEO and he actually offered up some career advice and suggestions for other organizations if I decided that Pure wasn't for me. This is the single most dedicated and honest leadership team in the business today period. To say that they care about their employees is a huge understatement. Companies live and die by leadership alone, regardless of their products, and Pure Storage obviously has the best of both.

    Cons

    The fast paced business of a small post start-up company is not for everyone. There are some procedural tasks that are in development, so relying on your own creativity to accomplish tasks is sometimes a requirement. Things also change very rapidly, and you could have 10 new neighbors next week. If you do not like meeting new people on a regular basis, this is probably not the place for you. If you are inspired by working very hard and reaping the rewards, you are a perfect fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Integrity, transparency, super smart, fun!!!

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Great cross section in demographics, from industry veterans to interns.

    Cons

    Open office environment, can be dynamic. Bring your noise canceling headphones.

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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic opportunity to make a huge difference, both in the industry and personally

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Industry: Storage is huge and in dire need of improvements. Pure Storage is arguably THE leader in bringing flash memory to the storage industry. The technology is already making a difference in the industry. Product is disruptively fast, easy to use, & cost effective. Marketing is innovative (check out Love Your Storage guarantee & Forever Flash programs... they're simple but unimaginable from the others).

    Company: Has a great product. Growing fast. Has a great team (board, management, technical leadership, engineering/sales/operations staff). Innovation isn't only technical, customer satisfaction isn't just marketing.

    Values: Tries hard to be strategically smart. Creativity is recognized and appreciated. Fun is recognized as a good thing. Personal growth is desired and allowances are made.

    Personal: You can make a difference. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow.

    I'm sounding like an ad for the company, but I'd still be there if it weren't for personal issues.

    Cons

    It's still a startup. Lots of infrastructure needs work.

    Growing fast has challenges. The folks you worked with on the last project are unlikely to be the same for the next project. You're going to have to train people.

    Projects are dynamically adjusted in priority, features, staffing levels. This requires some mental flexibility and a focus on doing what's necessary vs cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep sweating the details! The fact that you're trying is worth a lot and is visible to the employees.

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  9.  

    Best Job I've Ever Had

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture is unparalleled. I come to work every day excited to be there and excited to see what's next in store. Great opportunities for growth, so if that's of high importance to you (and it is for me) there's much to strive for. Hard work does not go unrecognized. Our leadership is top-notch and I strive to work hard for them and the company each and every day.

    Cons

    If you can't adapt quickly to a growing and fast-paced environment, this may not be the best place for you. Team driven and team oriented results are also a big part of the culture so if you tend to shy away from that this may not be the best fit.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company to Work For!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    Every tech start up touts an open & collaborative work culture free from red-tape but after working at several others over the past few years, Pure has been the only one to truly achieve this Holy Grail of a work culture.

    People are incredibly smart, but leaving your ego at the door is a huge factor in being successful here. I've seen people get turned away during the interview process despite top technical marks because of their inability to work collaboratively and because this company is so dedicated to maintaining its culture. No room for politics here, and is definitely a meritocracy.

    Upper management is very receptive to feedback and are committed to weeding out micromanagement. Our CEO Scott Dietzen is AWESOME! Very friendly, down to earth and lacking the big headed CEO complex that many others have.

    People are what make a great company, and the people here are the very best of the best. We have beer bashes, ski trips, boat trips, BBQs, game nights, it goes on and on.

    Cons

    The company is growing incredibly quickly, so I don't know everyone on my floor anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be very selective in our hiring for the sake of quality management. Please put more effort in maintaining our great start-up culture. The company is growing really fast, so be sure to take steps to ensure that all new hires are well incorporated and feel a part of the Pure family.

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best career decision - ever!

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    A product that just plain works as advertised, executive management and board members that are great leaders, and very positive culture top to bottom makes this company positioned for greatness. Too many all-flash vendors are positioning themselves as niche Tier0 storage, but not Pure - we general purpose Tier1 storage and are leading the transition to silicon data centers at a very cost effective price point, making the market opportunity HUGE. Product is well ahead of the competitors in reliability and functionality making our jobs much easier to close business. Everyone is a contributor and all comments/feedback is welcome at all levels in the company. Executive transparency of all things Pure is great to see as well.

    Cons

    Rapid growth in sales makes assigned territories fluid but sales management has been doing as good a jobs as possible in keeping things fair. Hard to tell if we are hiring too fast or at the right rate to sustain this massive growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

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