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Virtana Reviews

Updated Sep 25, 2019

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3.6
64%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Virtana Chief Executive Officer Philippe Vincent
Philippe Vincent
19 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Senior management don't know how to run a startup(in 8 reviews)

  • "CEO goes duck hunting while the company is laying off 2/3 of its hard workers and is about to go under(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best Kept Secret in Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazingly engineered, category-leading products, and a deep, genuine commitment to customer success and satisfaction. This is a company that has quietly and deliberately built a phenomenal set of products, around a warm, family-like culture, and has the overall feeling of a rocket ship about to take off.

    Cons

    This is not a con at all. But as a smaller, fast-growing company, every body counts. If you're a "big company" person, you'd better be willing to roll up your sleeves.

    Virtana2019-09-25
  2. "Strong Leadership and Industry Leading Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virtana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone in the senior leadership rolls are all here for one thing; to build and deliver a leading edge technology platform and to build shareholder value. There are no egos and no one dismisses any ideas to improve.

    Cons

    Old legacy reputation pigeon holes sales teams from breaking across IT silos.

    Advice to Management

    More thought leadership marketing.

    Virtana2019-09-25
  3. "Changing for the better!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Energetic engineering team Opportunities to take on leadership roles Willingness of mgmt to change process to suit business needs

    Cons

    Still some silos that need to be broken down Efforts needed to bring water development to a more streamline iterative processes

    Advice to Management

    Consider enhancing 401k retirement benefits (add company matching) Continue efforts to streamline & align development & QE efforts

    Virtana2019-02-21
  4. "Lots of changes in Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The engineers are generally approachable and competent

    Cons

    Wholesale changes often done without much engineer feedback Getting more and more hierarchical Tendency to declare false victory when a more honest assessment would be better

    Advice to Management

    Remember it is still a startup Remember engineers need to feel included and valued Remember engineers can see reality so no need for spin Remember diversity of ideas are better for the company

    Virtana2019-02-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering org changes not looking positive"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Virtana full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated engineers who can work in tight situations. New learning with new aggressive process changes.

    Cons

    Engineering org is recently in trouble as big company culture and processes are being introduced affecting the team morale and the desire to deliver as previous year which was the key strength of this organization. Aggressive changes are not good when the previous process worked and engineers delivered the features and product. Top down process is being introduced but this is a start up where all people have the... same goal to deliver and make the company successful. Do not break this as it will hurt the team and people. Everyone is unhappy and hurt with these new changes.

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    Advice to Management

    Please keep the culture alive of this company as that has been the strength which kept engineers wanting to work and deliver. Do not lower the bar with new management changes, it will hurt the company.

    Virtana2019-02-18
  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virtana full-time

    Pros

    Solid loyal Customer Base - Good people work at VI that really care about making a difference for not only their customers but employees too

    Cons

    Potentially considered a niche solution but, still needed for those that use a 3 tier infrastructure approach

    Virtana2018-09-26
  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtana full-time

    Pros

    Great technology. Great management. One of the top companies I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    No down side. You get what you put into a job. No complaining.

    Virtana2018-08-22
  8. "Plenty of opportunities and good work/life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtana full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong engineering department. Room for career growth. Strong leadership. Nice/friendly environment.

    Cons

    A large percentage is primarily telecommuters which I'm sure is nice.

    Advice to Management

    Consider creating team lead roles to drive coordination as opposed to a structure of a single manager with dozens of direct reports.

    Virtana2018-08-07
  9. "I have worked in multiple small companies, VI is smart about their business approaches and takes care of their people"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtana full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Execs and the board are running this as a smart business. Expanding product lines to capture new markets. Providing new features for existing product lines to keep customers. Providing excellent Professional Services and Support to retain customers. Also they are smart about their spending, not cheap but conservative. Competitive benefits and salaries and new interesting projects to retain talent. Communication of... the state of the business is open and occurs almost monthly which helps to keep people informed about the company direction, successes and challenges. Also they are open to remote employees where appropriate for the role of the employee. This shows a high level of trust in the employees that are offered the opportunity for remote work. I would recommend this company to a friend without hesitation

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    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that there is no 401K matching. That would be an excellent addition to the compensation package even if it starts small percentage wise

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, this is a great company to work for with exciting on-going potential

    Virtana2018-07-20
  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virtana full-time

    Pros

    - Good work culture - Free food - Good technology stack - Innovative - Very friendly staff

    Cons

    - Unlimited leaves, but they don't accrue

    Virtana2018-07-20
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