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3.9
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Palo Alto Networks Chief Executive Officer Nikesh Arora
Nikesh Arora
358 Ratings
Pros
  • "Oh, I forgot to mention they have great products(in 39 reviews)

  • "Great company to work for with great people and benefits(in 31 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "High workload influences work-life balance(in 49 reviews)

  • "Too much pressure, crazy deadlines No work life balance(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Strategic Finance Talent Base @ PANW

      Jul 19, 2021 - Senior Manager%2C FP%26amp%3BA in Palo Alto, CA
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      Pros

      - Growth opportunities - Driven management team - Aggressive M&A

      Cons

      - Work life balance - Weekly hours

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Klaush Schwab, Inc. of Silicon Valley Inc. - You'll make nothing and be happy

      Jul 15, 2021 - District Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I joined Palo Alto in 2013 at a time when it was an amazing company and under the leadership of the previous CEO, Mark McLaughlin. Mark ran one of the most mutually beneficial company/employee organizations I've experienced in my career. What pro's existed long vanished in 2018.

      Cons

      Since 2018, under the new Google leadership, the company has been coordinating one of the greatest rug pull's on their sales organization I have ever seen. I have seen end of year needle moving deals result in massive percentage decreases on expected compensation - likely to help contribute to the CEO's $700K security detail. I witnessed compensation plan modifications that result in bucketed product quotas engineered to limit accelerated compensation. The problem with Palo Alto is that when the top executives compensation aligns with the share value reaching and sustaining a $400+ price - everyone in the company is the financial victim of a finite few benefactors - the cantillon effect in action. Combine the compensation policy of this company along with their gulag like woke indoctrination policies forced down on 100% of the company and you have what turned out to be the greatest 180 degree pivot of a company I have ever witnessed. If you are a talented sales professional avoid falling in to this trap. I don't know about you but I expect my sales efforts to be met with compensation certainty - not compensation decrease decisions made by a select few that suck the motivation out of every fibre of your body.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company for mediocre white men. Ok for everyone else

      Aug 3, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great products are easy to sell. Overall pay structure is good compared to others, product line expanding and company is growing

      Cons

      Boys club is alive and well. Tons of lip service from upper management about creating a diverse and inclusive environment but no real action. Not only are men still making more on average but lower management makes it easier for their buddies by giving them whatever accounts they want and the lowest possible quota. There is no one checking to make sure quotas and account lists are handed out fairly.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work!

      Aug 2, 2021 - Principal Consultant 
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      Pros

      Palo is a great place to grow and explore your interests in the field of security. The teams here are collaborative and the environment is very friendly

      Cons

      Standard red tape to get approvals but this seems to just be the way things are based on other firms I have been at

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love it!

      Jul 26, 2021 - Associate Test Engineer 
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      Pros

      I believe that the employees at this company truly strive to make the marketed culture a reality. Inclusion, collaboration, and diversity are highly valued and everyone is more than just a coworker.

      Cons

      The 401k program isn't the greatest, however I feel they make up for it with the great ESPP.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Training

      Jul 29, 2021 - Network Engineer 
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      Pros

      The company gives good training for about 6 to 7 weeks.

      Cons

      nothing really comes to my main when it comes to cons

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing place to grow

      Jul 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The pros are flexibility and pay

      Cons

      Not a lot of growth opportunity

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fast-moving company with a great future

      Jul 9, 2021 - Senior Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA
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      Pros

      Excellent pay. Sincere corporate interest in employee quality of life, diversity, and other social issues. Has adjusted to allow remote workers (prior to Covid, had to be onsite).

      Cons

      Fast paced, stressful environment with tight schedules. Frequent purchases of new technology contributes to chaos. Some evidence of burnout.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Palo Alto Networks

      Jul 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and values. Good people.

      Cons

      No career growth. Multiple reorgs, new leaders prefer to get folks externally or from previous companies. No growth opportunities for the internal folks.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great to work for if you want to learn

      Jul 21, 2021 - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
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      Pros

      Good benefits and attractive salary package

      Cons

      Too many features to cover by single engineer

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