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  1. "Good company but struggling"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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    Using outdated software methodologies and tools.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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of most horrible experiences in my life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panasas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some best engineers I ever seen

    Cons

    Some (now gone) dishonest managers.
    Horrible communication
    HR and CEO is a major failure
    All intellectual property being sold, the money spent on who-knows-what
    Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Few years ago it would be: "Lay off the CEO"
    Now the company cannot be salvaged - they have no intellectual property left.
    Probably the best advice would be: "be honest, at last - and look back at the shame you did!"

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away from Panasas"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineers were friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    1. Executives and management are clueless and under-performing.
    2. Total system - Hardware+Software is outdated and lagging way behind the competition.
    3. Sudden changes in products, features etc.
    4. Massive lay-offs. Shutting down projects on which engineers have worked over a year.
    5. No money in bank makes everything risky.

    Advice to Management

    Management/Executives never listen to any advice from both employees and customers. That is their biggest problem.

    Panasas Response

    May 20, 2015 – COO

    From your post, it seems clear that you had a negative experience with Panasas a number of years ago. As an executive who joined the company more recently, I don’t have first hand knowledge of any ... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work at day to day"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Panasas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome engineers, technology and culture. Good pay. Personnel drama at a minimum.

    Cons

    Companies direction/focus changes every couple of years. If the company leadership was a single person, would be diagnosed ADHD.


  6. "My head spins with all I can learn!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like good technology, smart people that don't mess around, and being successful, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    You can be left behind if you don't run every now and again. Co-workers are smart, nice, but no-nonsense.

    Advice to Management

    Don't spread yourself so thin.


  7. "Software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.