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Palo Alto Networks Chief Executive Officer Nikesh Arora
94% Approve of CEO

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Palo Alto Networks Chief Executive Officer Nikesh Arora
Nikesh Arora
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people and constantly innovating(in 102 reviews)
  • "Good benefits (minus any 401k)(in 96 reviews)
  • "Great culture and values.(in 92 reviews)
  • "Good pay and acquisition strategy(in 71 reviews)
  • "Growing fast, successful and good salaries.(in 51 reviews)
Cons
  • "No work life balance and s management really doesn’t have a clue it’s overall just an incredibly terrible place to work.(in 67 reviews)
  • "Scrutiny and micro management of employees throughout.(in 52 reviews)
  • "But many managers definitely try hard and will help you execute and solve any problems, business and otherwise.(in 25 reviews)
  • "401K match is lower.(in 18 reviews)
  • "We work very hard and long hours(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Company

    Dec 7, 2022 - Principal Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture and forward thinking company

    Cons

    Installing leadership instead of hiring from within

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Place to Grow and Develop

    Dec 2, 2022 - Senior Resident Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Let me start by mentioning that this role has changed quite a bit since my time at PAN; from my understanding the changes are positive and fix issues that existed during my tenure. - Vast opportunities to advance your career - Unlimited learning - Exposure to everything Cyber Security - Your advancements are based on how motivated you're to develop

    Cons

    These aren't really cons since they're standard for most jobs. - Getting your foot in the door is extremely difficult. (Obviously this depends on the role) - Your assigned project(s) can be either exciting or boring based on the customer(s) you're supporting. (Pretty standard for any delivery engagement though)

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    If you want to get thrown into the fire, then burn out

    Nov 15, 2022 - Senior Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Incredibly talented coworkers -The best cybersecurity products and services around -Really great benefits--pay, medical, RSUs + soaring stock price -By being thrown into the fire, you will learn more here and become a master marketer faster than you thought possible. This is a rocket ship going so fast a lot of people will fall off. -Diversity & Inclusion is strong

    Cons

    -Unlimited time off but no one takes it because it's looked down upon and because you'd be miserable coming back to an unclimbable mountain of work. -Zero work life balance. Everyone pings you at all hours of the day and night and expects you to respond. No matter how many people get hired, the work load and expectations are outrageous. Burn out is the norm. -They recently added a rule that multiple layers of leadership need to approve every minor thing that goes out, which makes the employees feel undermined. -They recently changed people management rules so that you can't have people under you without being a director, so there is no room for growth there. -People's personalities vary greatly from team to team so you could end up under a serious, demanding leader, or an inspiring, encouraging one. -Only directors can now have people under them and they need a certain number of directs, so growth is really stunted.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Too woke: Openly pro-abortion, pro trans kids messaging, not inclusive & diverse at all

    Oct 1, 2022 - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice office and work environment - Flexwork / Remote work - Great talent and team culture within Marketing org - Great marketing leadership: bright, smart people that are also kind human beings

    Cons

    I think what really sucks about Palo Alto Networks is the recent changes in their culture: it went far-left so quickly I still can't believe it. - The Inclusion & Diversity group should be renamed as the "Woke Department" since they only promote far-left topics, they enjoy bringing politics and other divisive topics into the workplace, plus justify and enable leaders that share controversial far-left comments in global channels (Slack). - Openly pro-abortion (CEO sent an email to all US employees about this) - Openly pro trans kids agenda (I&D organized a "support our trans youth" event during business hours) - The Women's Network Group is the most toxic feminist and aggressive group I've ever joined: through their global Slack group they openly attack other employees that don't share their views -or dare to post messages that don't share their values. The leadership only organizes events that feed their views, they don't care about female employees that don't agree with their perspective.

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    21 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Worst and most toxic, micro-managing culture

    Nov 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Apparently this is a higher-paying company so that's a pro? But the caveat is, if you're not an engineer, don't count on that. Stock price keeps climbing.

    Cons

    Don't do it. Harassment and scare tactics used (people would be threatened to be fired for very little things), creepy dudes hitting on the female employees (witnessed women get whistled at by sales guys when walking by in the office), no work-life balance (would be expected to stay very very late multiple times a week and if you couldn't, would be criticized and ostracized), very cliquey (if someone if having a party of out of work get together, will exclude a few folks on the team from being invited), toxic people, toxic "bro" culture, but all of it is praised. There are some nice people who work here, but they don't end up staying long.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing Company to Work For!

    Nov 10, 2022 - Learning and Development Coordinator in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is on the higher end than most, amazing company culture, very little drama or Tech Exclusivity. Everyone has one goal in mind, secure the world and make a better place. And it is so easy to be passionate about the product. Cybersecurity is both fascinating and beneficial for society. Love this company!

    Cons

    Growing bigger and bigger by the day. If you are looking to get away from the big Google/Facebook vibes, it could grow to that size eventually and make decisions based on scalability and profit before individuals, and lose some of the personal, start-up culture. Or it could not and stay the way it is which is great! Still a wonderful company with minimal toxic politics.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The best place I have worked at

    Dec 1, 2022 - Solutions Architect in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I love the culture and the diversity. Also, love the direction of the company and the vision. Strong portfolio and heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company grow to a new tier of revenue; promotions are hard to navigate.

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    Palo Alto Networks Response

    People Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad to hear that you love the culture and diversity here, as we continue to put our people first, providing choices whenever possible, and recognizing that each employee is a unique individual! As we continue to innovate together and grow as an organization, we are helping employees on their growth and development journeys in ways that are individually meaningful. Internal mobility is at an all-time high! We hope you will check out the many options available through FLEXLearn and our internal mobility team is ready to help guide you!

  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Average ASIC development team: there are better places in the valley than this group

    Nov 24, 2022 - ASIC Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Total comp and benefits are similar to big companies like Cisco, Juniper, Intel Hybrid work from home policy A few tech gurus on the architecture side

    Cons

    High turnover rate (+15%): there are good people leaving the team every year Top-down command and control management style, senior management are not technicallly hands-on people, they function as bureaucrats, take inputs from engineers, rehash them as their own ideas and use it to drive project execution Lack of innovation and quality designs, most of main chips used in the products come from outside vendors Only 1K matching for 401k There is not a whole lot of trust within the team, passive-aggressive, toxic environment Don't recommend working here

    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    PM

    Nov 30, 2022 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great management team and great company

    Cons

    Many customers to work with and each one feels they are most important

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  11. 2.0
    Current Employee

    50/50 Company

    Nov 23, 2022 - Systems Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The firewall is an amazing product and amazing thoughts behind the other parts the portfolio.

    Cons

    Culture has become questionable. A very micromanaged company currently. Like in the pros, the product is good but not always well thought out in terms of go to market. Leadership is extremely questionable right now and pushing people to go out and be in front of customers in a post COVID world. Makes no sense

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    2 people found this review helpful
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Palo Alto Networks has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 1,602 reviews left anonymously by employees. 80% of employees would recommend working at Palo Alto Networks to a friend and 83% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

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