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Palo Alto Networks Overview

Santa Clara, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (PANW)
Information Technology
$1 to $2 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. 

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    This year we've got an amazing group of interns, many of whom are helping shape the future Palo Alto Networks!

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Palo Alto Networks – Why Work For Us?


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

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.




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.

  • More than 37,500 customers – 1,000+ added per quarter for the last 21 quarters – in 150+ countries across multiple industries. 
  • Over 85 of the Fortune 100 and half of the Global 2000 rely on us to improve their cybersecurity posture.
  • Fiscal year 2016 revenue was $1.4 billion, a 49% year-over-year increase – growth that significantly outpaced the industry.
  • Ranked an enterprise firewall market leader by Gartner in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (published May 2016).
  • Partnered with elite leaders, such as Accenture, Amazon Web Services, 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) for assisted support
    • TSIA “Outstanding Worldwide” rating (2015) for commitment to customer support
  • Ranked #1 as “best place to work” in the Bay Area by SF Business Times (2016) with ~4,100 employees worldwide.
  • IPO July 2012; stock symbol on the NYSE: PANW


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    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time (Less than a year)


    Open management, excellent training, cooperative teammates, absolute focus on the customer value and security, excellent products, a mission that you can believe in.


    Heavy knowledge requirements for the field.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. I love the access that every employee has to leadership and the

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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.


    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.

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    • 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

  • #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • TiE 50, TiECon, 2009

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