Palo Alto Networks Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2020

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Palo Alto Networks Chief Executive Officer Nikesh Arora
Nikesh Arora
162 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee first culture - focused on diversity, great products, good work/life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • "Great Company i have ever worked for(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work with great culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, helpful employees, great technology

    Cons

    Some employees can be condescending at times

  2. "best company to work for if you are hard-core security folks"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    focus on security product development and innovation

    Cons

    not really at the moment


  3. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, great product, lots of fun

    Cons

    It's a pretty big company, and every once in a while it shows.

  4. "Excellent company, really cares about employees"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee first culture - focused on diversity, great products, good work/life balance

    Cons

    The interview process can be difficult, but mainly because there are often a lot of qualified candidates

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  5. "Great Company, great culture, plenty of growth opportunities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance, team members, pay, company culture

    Cons

    A growing company has some processes that are dependent on very few people.

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  6. "Great for full time employees"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer 

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Unpredictable time before fte conversion if hired as contractor

  7. Helpful (13)

    "Chaos and more chaos"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are lots of great people who work here. For the most part you'll work with people who are kind to each other and work very hard. No one slacks off here. Problem is company can't keep these people. Salary is among the best but bonuses have been terrible recently. Becoming more work from home friendly.

    Cons

    So much chaos and toxicity from new leaders who started 2 years ago. I tried to stay open minded but they validated everyone's fears. They'd rather break things and drive people out instead of looking critically at their own ideas. Major impact decisions are hastily made then they prove to be ineffective at best disastrous at worst and get reversed just as fast. You're a hostage to that constant instability but they call it growth mindset to gaslight you. The attrition is so bad because of poor morale and poor morale alone. This is a well-paying company so this much attrition should be a red flag to executive leadership.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible working environment but with very fast paced sales team coordination"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -all expenses could be reported -flexible working hours and room to improve and be creative

    Cons

    -non-structural working process -if working or supporting sales team, you will get burnt out easily

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Change"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Tons of resources available to help execute, strong desire to win amongst the customer facing organization, making a bold play for multiple markets

    Cons

    So much to learn and master across network security, SOC enablement, and cloud security markets.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Sales Culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of product training, Unlimited Snacks, Select your own computer, tough goals yet easily obtainable quotas, Work Hard yet fun atmosphere

    Cons

    BDR base salary is low comparatively

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