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Palo Alto Networks Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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Palo Alto Networks Chief Executive Officer Nikesh Arora
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Pros
  • "Company is growing and moving so quickly there are abundant opportunities" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Great work/life balance, smart people, great product" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a challenge" (in 25 reviews)

  • "There is absolutely no work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Quite simply an amazing place to work..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Plenty of opportunities to apply skillsets, and learn new ones as the company evolves its portfolio and reach.
    - Outstanding alignment across the leadership team on mission, vision, and strategy.
    - Clarity of purpose and focus at a molecular level....avoiding needless distractions.
    - Business enabling functions are there to help. If they don't have an answer for you right then and there, they will get one quickly.
    - True passion across functions to do the right thing for talent. Our Human Resources partner has been brilliant, helping the team develop comprehensive talent strategies to achieve our goals.

    Cons

    - As the company grows and scales, the willingness to abandon the old ways which may have worked in the past but won't work in the future, will be critical.
    - Working smarter and not harder, and finding balance, will become more important as the company scales.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on the mission, clients, employees and partners!


  2. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities.
    Management is invested in people

    Cons

    None. Attracting talent is not easy

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on R&D. They have one of the smaller R&D spending in the valley

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Company, overall good experience.

    Cons

    No cons as such in the company.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  4. "Principal Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good people make great companies.

    Cons

    We need to overcome our growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication channels open and over communicate.


  5. "The best place to work- in Cyber security industry"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work culture, salary, benefits, carrier growth.

    Cons

    nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing


  6. "Great place to grow!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Company is growing and moving so quickly there are abundant opportunities!

    Cons

    None come to mind.


  7. "Great that's company going places"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Employees are invested in doing their best

    Cons

    nothing to complain about here

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Strategy and Leadeship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    - Great employees and culture
    - Winning Spirit
    - Collaborative

    Cons

    - Leadership: legacy Palo Alto Networks
    - Need I&D focus
    - No management feedback and accountability


  9. "Best place to work."

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Best security firm to work for which has clear vision and execution strategy

    Cons

    No downsides and has better work-life balance than competitors


  10. "Best place to kick start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by amazing minds ready to help anytime

    Cons

    No Work From Home options