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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great products, great culture, very reality based"

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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 Panasas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Panasas is absolutely drama-less, most likely stemming from ideal alignment between the investors (not VCs) and management, which allows for credible expectations and planning all around.

    Cons

    Public perception of past mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Market more wins and success stories: The company's client list is phenomenal, and they keep buying year after year, but Panasas needs to get more of them on camera and on panels as shows.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, People & Roster of Customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company, nimble & open to new ideas, smart people. Most importantly, best colleagues I have ever worked with. The company went through a wrenching battle between VC & Private Equity to gain control. Now with private equity its a leaner, more ROI driven company. World class names in their client portfolio. Robust roadmap.

    Cons

    More branding and awareness to bring forth the great work being done at the product level and great customers being onboarded

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency

  3. "Good company but struggling"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people! Wonderful co-workers. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Using outdated software methodologies and tools. Want to update but its difficult and happening very slowly

    Advice to Management

    Put thought and effort into modernizing the tools and the development process


  4. "Hard, but Has Potential"

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    Current Employee - Configuration/Release Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Configuration/Release Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has a very strong position with its technology.
    After coming under new ownership and restructuring in 2016, it is also much more financially balanced.
    The current engineers and engineering managers are excellent, co-workers are some of the best people I know.
    In 2016, people are taking more risks, and the company feels like it is finally moving forward.
    The time off increasing every year for 10 years is great.

    Cons

    The work can be very heavy at times.
    Needs more investment in ditching more legacy infrastructure, and ways to lower the cost of testing and producing the product.
    Due to the large amount of responsibility, it can be easy to move up quickly, but very hard to move horizontally career-wise.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to replace legacy test and product infrastructure, even when it seems risky or costly.
    Find ways to make it easier to train people to switch tracks within the company.
    Improve the 401(k) options, add generous matching.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "fun place to work, fun engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good kernel programming, good engineering environment, you will learn a lot and you will do a quality job.

    Cons

    not able to sell products in enterprise storage market in a big way, so struggling a lot.

    Advice to Management

    find out a buyer


  6. "Small company with a product ahead of its time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is operating as a small startup should operate. Everyone here wants to be here and this attitude is very visible everywhere.

    Cons

    There is much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication going.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, good sized company, great customer base, differentiated solution

    Cons

    Hard work, competitive market, company has been around for awhile so sometimes hard to distinguish from newer start-ups

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the envelope.. Customers love us for a reason, keep improving the product in the ways customers suggest.

  8. "Empowering Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, really good technology, ability to make decisions at every level,

    Cons

    Very competitive market, need more people to get work done

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering people and hire faster


  9. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid, scalable storage products. Lots of IP. Good development infrastructure. Good work environment. Positive company culture.

    Cons

    Development resource provisioning could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop convincing long-term (3+ years) strategy.


  10. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good working opportunities as far as technicals are concerned

    Cons

    company has no clear direction on what they want to do


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