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Pure Storage Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "They pay you really well and it's a great product line" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Work environment involves many interesting things and changes often" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Growth Story that is Alive and Well"

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

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    Incredible technology that handily blows the competition away. Benefits and pay are highly competitive. Lots of opportunity to make great money at this company.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains of a "startup like" company growing at scale. Territory segmentation being chief among them. Same with most manufacturers.

    Pure Storage Response

    Dec 11, 2018 – Manager, Employee Communications and Experience

    Thanks for taking the time to share your perspective. We are glad to hear about your positive experience while at Pure!


  2. "Very Cool Company!"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    Advancement, pay, benefits, and hyper growth

    Cons

    Not for laid back types or slackers

  3. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tech company to work for

    Cons

    Little advancement from within - more oppy needed

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that have built to company and not hire leaders from outside


  4. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None really, growing company with typical growing pains

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward


  5. "Truly a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Director, World Wide Quality in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Director, World Wide Quality in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, great culture, rockstar leaders in the management!

    Cons

    Can't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture (of openness, learning and freedom to try & fail) going!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "An honest Evaluation"

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

    I have been working at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, competitve salary, very open to new ideas, the management structure is loose without a lot of mcro-managing, the pace is fast and agressive, unlimited snacks lunch provided free, open-air office/cubes like traditional silicon valley, a lot of work events (holiday parties, different events for things like Hack-a-thon, GoT premier's, StarWar movie premiers, stuff like that, a lot of corporate discounts and corporate branded merchandise. , open dress code, hours are mostly flexible (based on role), generally a very collaborative environment. Benefits are the best - nearly 0 our of pocket of your paycheck.

    Cons

    If you are not familiar with the general silicon valley-type of work environment, you may struggle with the lack of formal structure, pace is agressive so you can work a lot of hours - but it's important to state that it's not asked of you. It's a competitive business and Pure's goals are domination versus status-quo. Annual evaluations compensate mostly with stock gains. While this can be good, it's not always what the employee needs especially when you can't use the stock after some time passes.

    Advice to Management

    More input and advancement within. the annual review should provide both salary and stock bumps.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Growth in Infrastructure Market"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Culture, Smart Co-workers, Great Products

    Cons

    Some growing pains here and there ( politics and such ) but not fatal

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on team culture, makes all the difference

    Pure Storage Response

    Dec 11, 2018 – Manager, Employee Communications and Experience

    Thanks for your review. We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience here!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering in Open Space"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    solid engineering expertise
    adequate compensation
    friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Probably the worst office in the whole software engineering industry. I just don't see how things can be any worse. Open floor with desks set as densely as physically possible; engineering and non-engineering staff mixed together. Everybody is walking around, talking with each other or on the phone. The necessity of keeping noise and distractions down does not seem to cross anyone's mind. Yet the office attendance in mandatory. Every day is stress and loss of productivity.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "So far so good"

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

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

    Pros

    My manager is hands on and let's me work

    Cons

    Growing rapidly, hard to get a bearing sometimes on projects

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work

    Pure Storage Response

    Dec 11, 2018 – Manager, Employee Communications and Experience

    Thanks for providing feedback on your experience thus far. We're happy to hear that you're happy.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Ego comes first"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and perks! Coworkers are awesome!

    Cons

    Operational leadership uses personality and ego to drive business and resource decisions. Resource alignment for subordinates who are two to three levels removed are based on personality, and not on ability. Co workers report meeting invites come in 5 minutes before a meeting or are scheduled strategically so certain stakeholders are unable to attend. Programs and projects are launched prematurely.

    Advice to Management

    Examine operational senior leadership focusing on indirect channel where the bulk of the business comes from. Company touts transparency and inclusion but over and over senior leadership doesn't engage or disclose necessary information to complete projects or manage vital programs. Programs and projects are incomplete, partners and employees are confused. If Pure wants to continue to make high velocity decisions and remain agile it needs to create an accountability process where at least 70% of information required is shared for projects and programs to go forward.

    Pure Storage Response

    Dec 11, 2018 – Manager, Employee Communications and Experience

    Thanks for making time to share your perspective. We are disappointed to hear about your experience and remain committed to ensuring each employee enjoys a positive and fair work environment... More