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Panasas Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Great! Awesome!"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    The culture is the best - people really care about each other. Very smart engineers who are willing to help those that are not technical. Close team environment and lots of teamwork. The Exec's and upper management are available and open to your suggestions and ideas. They are also honest and open to questions. Free exercise classes at lunch. Flexible on working schedule.

    Cons

    Panasas has a real opportunity ahead but execution of a large project is challenging and definitely not an easy ride. There have been some bumps in our road so you should have some thick skin to work here. Always worth sticking it out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on working hard.


  2. "A culture of performance, ambition and commitment to customers."

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

    Pros

    Panasas has an exceptional culture where you can bring your best self to work and do your best work unencumbered by politics and overhead. Panasas has world-class products that solve some of the worlds most challenging problems and supporting the realization of our customers big ideas. We are proud to be a part of over 450 customers doing important and cool work.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a place to sit back and ride along this is not the place for you. It's a performance culture with strong teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building the expertise and culture of vision and values.


  3. "Great culture"

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

    Pros

    Total team environment. Passionate employees and excellent technology

    Cons

    Many companies still don't know the Panasas name.


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  5. "Established product and company looking to take the next step"

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

    I have been working at Panasas full-time

    Pros

    The product is complex and established so you benefit from having a legitimate, working (revenue generating) product. There are several areas where you can step up and become an expert. The Engineering teams are small and have a good mix of experience. The company has also invested heavily in going after new markets this year based on the existing product while the Engineering teams work on the next generation products. Overall, there is a much better "spirit" in the company than past years.

    Cons

    Lacks some of the "flash" (excuse the pun) of some other Storage start-ups. The established customer base has high quality and service expectations which can pull Engineers from new feature work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for new markets and continue to help Engineering focus on the next generation products and features.


  6. "Great people, great talent - lots of potential"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company but there is a lot of talent there, both in the management and executive ranks as well as in the technical roles. I learned a lot and really looked up to the management team.

    Cons

    Dealing with employee attrition is tricky.. change in market focus is hard to achieve without full engineering buy in.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have a crystal ball, but I would suggest putting more focus on the tactical short term product roadmap to really go after new markets rather than longer term stuff that won't benefit for some years.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panasas full-time

    Pros

    It was great to be a part of the technical marketing team. There is a lot of great talent at the company.

    Cons

    The product has to be continuously revamped to keep up with changing trends in the industry and the competition.. It is very distracting when technical / development staff leave.

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, more focus needs to be placed on tactical solutions for the short term to increase TAM.


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    "Lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The thing I like best about Panasas is that there's lots of interesting work going on, and since it's a smaller company, there's a lot of chances to work on a cool project. If you show them that you're good at what you do, they give you lots of slack.

    Cons

    Lots of projects and a smaller staff means that sometimes things don't get done as well as you want, and you have to split time on more than one thing.

    Advice to Management

    Do fewer projects at one time and put more people on each project. Hire more people in QA.


  9. "Futuristic product with a great market potential and technically sound."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Product, team work, positivity, creativity, and a brave lot. Must give it a shot. Wide array of Customers and diverse solutions to work on.

    Cons

    It can get too overwhelming for new hires to catch up with the intricacies of this product, so there is a steep learning curve. More number of resources can propel the product to greater heights.


  10. "marketing vp"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Panasas is a technology leader with a highly differentiated product and an awesome list of the most progressive companies in the world as customers.

    Cons

    Panasaas is run as a lean organization where trade-offs and priorities are dynamic. The workload can be heavy but satisfying.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on what's important to drive growth and success. Don't get confused by nay-sayers and shiny objects many times referred to as trends.


  11. "Good Place to start working"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineering
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineering
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot of things while working in Panasas

    Cons

    Lot of things to do here, you may not get time to do all of them.


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