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Pure Storage Reviews

Updated April 4, 2018
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  • Company is growing Extremely Quickly without the infrastructure to support (in 9 reviews)

  • Growing pains going from startup to larger company (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "System Engineer @ NY"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company, strong positive and vibrant culture, common sense rules.
    Very encouraging on boarding program.
    Company is over 2000 people, and yet complete openness, flat structure, and some of the best things about startup innovative culture are preserved.
    Amazing best of breed products, dominating the field on performance and affordability.
    Great people. Folks running the NY office are just off-the-charts amazing. Senior executives reply to rank-and-file emails and are very engaged.

    Cons

    none, best place I ever worked at.

    Advice to Management

    you have the right mix and built a great company. only praise from me.


  2. "It was exciting and fun in the beginning"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pure had innovative and unique technology. In the early days there were energetic and hard working players in every role.

    Cons

    Over time they hired many individuals from the very firm that they said they despised. So much so that their culture shifted to reflect everything that they were against.

    Advice to Management

    Do all that you can to restore the innovative spirit that once existed at Pure. The path you're on leads to the same place where your big competitor is now.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Enterprise Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great products, smart people, and good benefits package

    Cons

    Extreme lack of diversity, and all areas of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Hire proven leaders and not based off nepotism or being part of the good ole boys clubs


  4. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    They pay you really well and it's a great product line

    Cons

    They run you like crazy and basically expect you to wear orange always and tattoo their logo on your face.

    Advice to Management

    work life balance is real


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cannot recommend enough"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits
    Amazing Upper Management, and management in general
    Knowledgeable Staff
    TEAMWORK

    Cons

    Honestly, I have none. I guess growing pains exist, but all things considered it does not actually bother me personally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    Good if you're a junior person who doesn't know better about what a good corporate culture looks like. Or if you're from NetApp or EMC, in which case this is a step up from your prior dinosaur companies.

    Cons

    Take a look at the "Executive Leadership" page of Pure Storage. What's the pattern here? In a place where the majority of individual contributors are Asian or Indian, the entire 4x5 grid of 'leadership' is a series of white men with a token woman. Is diversity a problem here? By all means- it's a joke. Also, nothing exciting happening, but lots of kool-aid being slung around about culture, with excited high-fiving and salesmanship. Don't believe the hype about advanced management capabilities. It's just a pretty UI. If you're a talented engineer why not work on public cloud at AWS, Microsoft or Google? Or Dropbox or Box?

    Advice to Management

    Toxic culture catches up to you. Eventually this company will reach the level of their own incompetence.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great place today but turning into EMC 2.0 quickly!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great core leadership and culture but fading (see cons)
    Healthcare coverage is phenomenal
    The tech simply works so its great to bring that confidence to a new customer.

    Cons

    Original culture is rapidly fading away and its turning into EMC 2.0. This is being ensured by so many new hires at all levels (especially management) coming directly from EMC.
    Rapid growth of company has made communication upward and lateral more difficult than it used to or needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the .NEXT intentions more closely because middle management is clearly not on board with this if you look at all the hires in the last half year.

  8. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Storage (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great career track upward mobility
    Transparent culture, everyone is easy to work with and talk to
    Best health care benefits in the industry
    Above average compensation

    Cons

    Definitely feels more like a "big company" than it did a few years back.

    Advice to Management

    New hire training could use some improvement. Our product is awesome, but the steep learning curve isn't.


  9. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    Accommodating scheduling
    Good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Since it is a fast growing company internal process change often.


  10. "Great Product, Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Customers love the product. Management wants you to succeed. Fun, bright culture. Great benefits, great salary, great perks.

    Cons

    Growing pains going from startup to larger company. Some management turnover in inside sales. Really not much to complain about here.

    Advice to Management

    Just continue to invest in your employees' growth.


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