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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, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for thousands of organizations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyber threat ... Read more

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Palo Alto Networks – Why Work For Us?


We’re searching for dreamers: those who envision a world free from breaches and attacks, where information is safely passed on for the good of humanity. Does this keep you up at night? We’re looking for people who want to challenge themselves in the dynamic world of cybersecurity. Palo Alto Networks is changing the game of threat prevention, and we want you to be a part of it.

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 31,000 customers – 1,000+ added per quarter for the last 18 quarters – in 140+ countries across multiple industries. 
  • Over half of both the Fortune 100 and Global 2000 rely on us to improve their cybersecurity posture.
  • Fiscal year 2015 revenue was $928.1 million, a 55% 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 IT leaders, such as Proofpoint, 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) for assisted support
  • TSIA “Outstanding Worldwide” rating (2015) for commitment to customer support
  • TSIA STAR Award for innovation (2014)
  • Ranked #1 as “best place to work” in the Bay Area by SF Business Times (2016) with more than 3,500 employees worldwide.
  • IPO July 2012; stock symbol on the NYSE: PANW.

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    Great work culture, bright individuals, winning attitude!


    Depending on personality, it can be a fast paced, high workload environment. Not different from other sales environments.

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    Keep doing what you're doing. Great team, great culture, and great eye for talent!

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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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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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