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Palo Alto Networks Overview

Santa Clara, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
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’re committed to protecting our Palo Alto Networks family, our customers, and the digital world as companies transition to remote workforces. Hear it directly from our CEO, Nikesh Arora, in this quick video from CNBC:

    Palo Alto CEO forgoes salary, commits to 'no COVID-19 layoffs' during pandemic

    Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora said Tuesday on CNBC that he will forfeit his salary and maintain staff as part of the network security provider's coronavirus response plan. "We have committed to no COVID-19 layoffs in our company because people are very insecure, people are concerned about whether they'll have a job once this economic thing comes back around," he said in a " Mad Money" interview.

  • Vulnerable populations, nonprofits and small businesses impacted by COVID-19 need support, as do public health response efforts. Palo Alto Networks is joining a coalition of Bay Area companies to help:

    Palo Alto Networks Joins Bay Area Companies to Provide Funds for COVID-19

    Funding from 25 companies will go towards the CDC Foundation, United Nations Foundation and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Funding will support vulnerable populations, nonprofits and small businesses impacted, as well as national and global public health response This is an unprecedented moment in time, with the pandemic requiring companies and sectors to stand together in an urgent, coordinated global response.

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Palo Alto Networks – Why Work With Us?

How We Secure Success 

Our vision, mission, and values are the foundation for who we are, how we act, and how we succeed together- within and beyond the company’s walls.

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.

Veterans at Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is The Network Security Company where our mission is to make each day safer and more secure than the day before. Military veterans in our global workforce already contribute significantly to our mission and we’d like to continue that successful tradition. Leadership, teamwork, and collaboration are just a few key qualities that make veterans stand out in the crowd. 

Learn more by visiting our website

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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Palo Alto Networks Reviews

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    "Great place to work with great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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


    Great culture, helpful employees, great technology


    Some employees can be condescending at times

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Palo Alto Networks Photos

Palo Alto Networks photo of: Our Mission
Palo Alto Networks photo of: Making care packages for troops overseas!
Palo Alto Networks photo of: Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month
Palo Alto Networks photo of: Celebrating Pride Month at HQ!
Palo Alto Networks photo of: This group of employees from our Plano office recently volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank where they assembled nearly 700 boxes of food which equals more than 15,000 meals!
Palo Alto Networks photo of: Employee volunteers at our Cyber Detectives exhibit at the Tech Museum of Innovation
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Palo Alto Networks Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    TSE - VMware Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Palo Alto Networks (San Jose, CA).


    30 min phone interview and technical screening with HR and then a 45 min interview with the hiring manager (similar to HR but a little more technical and situational).

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know what Exsi is? Are you familiar with deployments in the ritualized realm? Do you know what VDS and VSS? Do you know what public and private cloud is and what is meant by hybrid?   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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