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Palo Alto Networks Overview

Santa Clara, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
2005
Company - Public (PANW)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. With our deep cybersecurity expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing Next-Generation ... Read more

Mission: At Palo Alto Networks, we foster a culture of authenticity, collaboration and innovation, with a deep commitment to helping secure the future in the digital age. 

Company Updates

  • We asked the members of our Veterans Network why the cybersecurity industry is a great place for veterans. These brave individuals have dedicated themselves to protecting others and now they’re still in the fight to protect our way of life in the digital age. Here are some of their answers: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSSE

    Life at Palo Alto Networks

    Today, we honor Veterans who have served. We asked the members of our Veterans Network why the cybersecurity industry is a great place for veterans. These brave individuals have dedicated themselves...

  • We’ve published a book featuring 41 cybersecurity professionals that will help guide those who are considering joining the industry. Get your copy of our Cybersecurity Career Guide: Who Works in Cybersecurity, How We Got Started, Why We Need You: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQkbY

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Palo Alto Networks – Why Work For Us?


  • Serving more than 50,000 customers in 150+ countries across multiple industries.
  • Over 85 of the Fortune 100 and more than 63% of the Global 2000 rely on us to improve their cybersecurity posture.
  • Fiscal year 2017 revenue was $1.8 billion, a 28% year-over-year increase – growth that significantly outpaced the industry.
  • Ranked an enterprise firewall market leader by Gartner in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (published July 2017).
  • Partnered with elite leaders, such as Accenture, Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, Proofpoint, PwC, Splunk, Tanium and VMware.
  • Global support organization (Americas, EMEA, Asia and Japan) recognized for exceptional services, including:
    • J.D. Power and TSIA “Outstanding Customer Support Experience” (2015, 2016, 2017) for assisted support.
    • TSIA “Outstanding Worldwide” rating (2015, 2016, 2017) for commitment to customer support.
  • Named on Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 companies changing the world (Sept. 2017) and Future 50 (Oct. 2017) lists.
  • Ranked #1 as “best place to work” in the Bay Area by SF Business Times (2016) with over 5,100 employees worldwide.
  • IPO July 2012; stock symbol on the NYSE: PANW.

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Our culture of innovation and collaboration allows employees to do great things in the world of cybersecurity and beyond.


As concern over cyberattacks continues to grow, you need to secure your network while continuing to enable your business. Our next-generation firewall delivers comprehensive visibility into network traffic based on applications, users and content, while allowing you to embrace and address your business needs.

Whether your focus is the data center, remote offices, highly regulated industry-specific processes or risk management, we enable you to gain full visibility and control over your network.


At Palo Alto Networks, you can make an impact on day one. Work side by side with the boldest and brightest in cybersecurity, and collaborate on projects that have a meaningful purpose. There’s no limit to what you can do. Help us pave the way for a new digital era – free from breaches and cyber fear. So, what are you waiting for? Take a stand for the greater good, and join us in our fight to prevent online malice.

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    Pros

    - Plenty of opportunities to apply skillsets, and learn new ones as the company evolves its portfolio and reach.
    - Outstanding alignment across the leadership team on mission, vision, and strategy.
    - Clarity of purpose and focus at a molecular level....avoiding needless distractions.
    - Business enabling functions are there to help. If they don't have an answer for you right then and there, they will get one quickly.
    - True passion across functions to do the right thing for talent. Our Human Resources partner has been brilliant, helping the team develop comprehensive talent strategies to achieve our goals.

    Cons

    - As the company grows and scales, the willingness to abandon the old ways which may have worked in the past but won't work in the future, will be critical.
    - Working smarter and not harder, and finding balance, will become more important as the company scales.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on the mission, clients, employees and partners!

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Palo Alto Networks Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Palo Alto Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2013.

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    Interview Process was organized compared to some of the companies I have worked and interviewed with in my career. HR was on top of everything including the final offer process. It was a pleasent experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Everything requested was related to the business and my experince. Why I wanted to work for Palo Alto Networks and who I am out side work.   Answer Question
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Palo Alto Networks Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune Future 50, Fortune, 2017
  • Outstanding Customer Service Experience, J.D. Power and TSIA, 2018
  • #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • TiE 50, TiECon, 2009
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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