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Pluribus Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2019

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3.6
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67%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Kumar Srikantan
24 Ratings
  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pluribus Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good projects to work on, great team with really hardworking, smart, and helpful folks. The technology being worked over here is cutting edge.

    Cons

    Since this is a startup, it is understood that projects are driven more by customer demands. There were many great projects which weren't paid much attention to as it didn't create any traction.

    Pluribus Networks2016-11-03
  2. Helpful (10)

    "A fish rots from the head down"

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    Former Employee - Non-Management in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pluribus Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The founders, who i admire, created a great technology. They should have pushed more for a proper deployment model. The schism tore the company apart.

    Cons

    "And he piled upon the whale's white hump, the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it." This describes the approach and failings of the CEO, Kumar, in attacking the enterprise space. Read the story of John DeLorean for more on failed leadership.

    Advice to Management

    As has been stated before, replace the CEO.

    Pluribus Networks2016-11-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluribus Networks

    Pros

    It is not easy to make a NOS (Network Operating System). It takes years of painstaking work to fit into customer use-cases. Pluribus has put in the work and is one of the few out there to benefit from the disaggregated network switch paradigm. Real customers, real deployments, all those customers considering Cisco/Arista should ask why.

    Cons

    None I can think of. Get more all star athletes that we already have in engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best

    Pluribus Networks2016-10-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Promising company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluribus Networks

    Pros

    Great work, excellent engineers and marketing team, original (and not me-too) technology. Team is pushed hard, but balance is maintained. There is real and promising traction with partners and a handful of customers. Complex use-cases are being ironed out every day, and this work should pay off when customer adoption is ramped.

    Cons

    Sales has not figured out a way to sell at the rate expected, but this may be the normal tribulations any startup goes through. Network feature parity may not match a Cisco or an Arista, but this may not be needed for 90% of the use-cases, and especially not needed in the futuristic SDN type use-cases.

    Pluribus Networks2016-08-31

    Pluribus Networks Response

    September 14, 2016VP of Marketing

    The market for open switching and dis-aggregated switching operating systems is just beginning to advance past pilot phase. According to several of the Big-4 analyst firms, the true promise of SDN is just becoming part of the enterprise agenda and will increasingly become mainstream ...

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  5. Helpful (14)

    "The Ship is sinking..CEO inexperienced and clueless"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pluribus Networks for more than a year

    Pros

    BBQs, Offsites and Salaries.

    Cons

    The amount of time they spentd on removing negative feedback from Glassdoor; if they would have invested same amount of time fixing the products they would have a chance. They are failing miserably and the rats are fleeing from this sinking ship.. They are scrambling for direction and ready to do whatever it take to even sell one box as evident from their recent announcement with single box analytics solution and Accton...

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    Advice to Management

    Get the CEO to do what he is really capable of, Product Management. Get a CEO who knows how to run the business.

    Pluribus Networks2016-09-28
  6. Helpful (13)

    "How are they removing negative reviews?"

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    Former Employee - Director Sales in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pluribus Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits were very good and they have lots of BBQ's and free beer and snacks. If you want to collect a paycheck and not really work, it's not bad.

    Cons

    I wrote an honest review in September of 2015 and it was up until the past 30 days. Not sure how they got it removed, but there have been at least 5 other legitimate reviews that have also been removed. This is a company to take a serious look at before accepting a job. Find some people who have left and ask them about their experience. Their sales are non existent and they tend to burn bridges with customers that...

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    Advice to Management

    Not sure if the board is really paying attention to what is happening or not. I have stock, so I hope they figure out how to hire some decent people on the exec team to get this turned around.

    Pluribus Networks2016-09-19
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Nervous start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Pluribus Networks

    Pros

    Good Pay. Attractive technology. Dont really know much yet to write down here.

    Cons

    Need to find out. I am not with the company for longer and will find out if there is a room for improvement,

    Advice to Management

    I guess look at the reviews of the employees who left and wrote negative reviews.

    Pluribus Networks2016-05-12

    Pluribus Networks Response

    September 14, 2016VP of Marketing

    We look at each and every posted comment and discuss any actions that are warranted.

  8. Helpful (20)

    "Directionless Detached Over Promised Horrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pluribus Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is at par. Benefits and HR decent. Virtually no supervision or expectations.

    Cons

    The technology has been duplicated now by a half dozen competitors with better ops, design, and implementation. Stability is an issue, and the concept is not a bright or white box plug and play. Pluribus' strategy is for someone to buy it and hope to code it as the client notices features and operations don't work as promised. The culture is terrible. Little to no communication, and no actual executable strategy. It's...

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    Advice to Management

    No advice because the company is top heavy with leaders who can't hold their own.

    Pluribus Networks2016-05-24
  9. "Network Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Pluribus Networks

    Pros

    Passion of the start up and everyone works as a team, great engineering team who is willing to help customer and internal team. The brand is getting well known compare to even few months ago.

    Cons

    The concept and architecture of Pluribus product is different from others. It will take some time customer get used to it and need more se/support in order to take care customer more closely. Work load is high, and yes, it is you most likely that have to do extra work.

    Advice to Management

    I saw some people are so used to the big company and could not adjust himself into the multi-hat environment. Interviewer should ask right questions to filter them out.

    Pluribus Networks2016-03-21
  10. "Innovative Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pluribus Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Innovative company with talented people. Compelling product with good customer traction. Lots of interesting projects to work on. Great startup environment with opportunities to influence and make a difference.

    Cons

    As with any startup, you have to be aggressive with product delivery and customer penetration. The environment is flexible but there is an increased workload to deliver product.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on opportunities that have the biggest return.

    Pluribus Networks2016-02-28
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