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Palo Alto Networks Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Palo Alto Networks President & CEO Mark D. McLaughlin
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Pros
  • Pros include that it's a fast growing company with a great product (in 14 reviews)

  • This is a great company filled amazing and intelligent people at all levels of operation (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • With growth the company has experienced, there are times work life balance can be a challenge (in 13 reviews)

  • If anything, the company is growing at an incredible pace - So it keeps you on your toes (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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


  2. "Best company ever to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of training, great pay, awesome culture. Fun campus. What else is there?

    Cons

    The work is challenging to say the least. You will work hard! But the reward is great for those who persevere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change, don't ever change!!! 😊

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great in the beginning, slowly declining"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to create partnerships, develop new programs and ideas. New campus, nicely built, good to have campus together in two buildings.

    Cons

    Mid-level management is very self driven and not team driven causing the team morale to decline at a fast rate. No career growth or advance opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to managers who are self absorbed for elf gratification. That is not a team leader.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, believes in the mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Encourages communication and cross functional partnership

    Cons

    Continue to figure out how to scale fast


  5. "Growth and Challenge with Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Devops in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to work with a lot of interesting technology, and solve hard scaling problems. The people are great to work with as well. Great response to concerns by management.

    Cons

    We're growing fast, so we have a lot of the usual problems that come with scaling quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication between teams


  6. "Great Company, Great Teams, Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, people, leadership. Company is growing fast, new phenomenal campus. Its an exciting time to be at the company.

    Cons

    Nothing at this time .

    Advice to Management

    Continue the efforts of investing in your employees.


  7. "Inside sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great, fully paid for.

    Cons

    The structure of the sales team is constantly changing.

  8. "Fantastic company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company, culture and leadership. From the very first day, I have met amazing and positive team members who are ready to help and support you at any given opportunity. The energy amongst this fast growing team is contagious. I'm happy to be a part of the Palo Alto Networks team.

    Cons

    I can't think of any at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work of empowering your employees with the abundant training and tools that are easily accessible to them.


  9. "Director, Field Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company position in industry. Company culture and values. Leadership team reputation. Great first and lasting impression.

    Cons

    A lot of great candidates and not enough requisitions to go around.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and be the security industry inflection point.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and smart people work here. Strong team supporting !!!

    Cons

    Things change very fast here, need to updating new informations continually

    Advice to Management

    It'll be nice if company provides more virtual training to keep up with the technical change speed at the company


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