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Panasas Reviews

Updated 10 April 2015
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  1. Great people, great talent - lots of potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company but there is a lot of talent there, both in the management and executive ranks as well as in the technical roles. I learned a lot and really looked up to the management team.

    Cons

    Dealing with employee attrition is tricky.. change in market focus is hard to achieve without full engineering buy in.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have a crystal ball, but I would suggest putting more focus on the tactical short term product roadmap to really go after new markets rather than longer term stuff that won't benefit for some years.

  2. Panasas Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of good people and interesting tech. Small company.

    Cons

    Change in direction too often. Many projects cancelled. Current products use very old tech.

    Advice to Management

    Move to new tech as fast as possible.

  3. Established product and company looking to take the next step

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasas full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The product is complex and established so you benefit from having a legitimate, working (revenue generating) product. There are several areas where you can step up and become an expert. The Engineering teams are small and have a good mix of experience. The company has also invested heavily in going after new markets this year based on the existing product while the Engineering teams work on the next generation products. Overall, there is a much better "spirit" in the company than past years.

    Cons

    Lacks some of the "flash" (excuse the pun) of some other Storage start-ups. The established customer base has high quality and service expectations which can pull Engineers from new feature work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for new markets and continue to help Engineering focus on the next generation products and features.

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  5. Smart engineers solving complex problems.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart engineers, a place to learn and solve complex technical problems. Strong engineering and QA process. Product shipped with high quality.

    Cons

    Not everyone can fit in this environment. It requires dedication and hard work. If you just want a relaxed place to work this is not a place.

    Advice to Management

    Need more engineering investment and expand to global engineering teams outside of US to leverage non-US talents.

  6. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Total team environment. Passionate employees and excellent technology

    Cons

    Many companies still don't know the Panasas name.

  7. A culture of performance, ambition and commitment to customers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Panasas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Panasas has an exceptional culture where you can bring your best self to work and do your best work unencumbered by politics and overhead. Panasas has world-class products that solve some of the worlds most challenging problems and supporting the realization of our customers big ideas. We are proud to be a part of over 450 customers doing important and cool work.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a place to sit back and ride along this is not the place for you. It's a performance culture with strong teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building the expertise and culture of vision and values.

  8. Empowering Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, really good technology, ability to make decisions at every level,

    Cons

    Very competitive market, need more people to get work done

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering people and hire faster

  9. Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  10. Great! Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is the best - people really care about each other. Very smart engineers who are willing to help those that are not technical. Close team environment and lots of teamwork. The Exec's and upper management are available and open to your suggestions and ideas. They are also honest and open to questions. Free exercise classes at lunch. Flexible on working schedule.

    Cons

    Panasas has a real opportunity ahead but execution of a large project is challenging and definitely not an easy ride. There have been some bumps in our road so you should have some thick skin to work here. Always worth sticking it out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on working hard.

  11. software engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good working opportunities as far as technicals are concerned

    Cons

    company has no clear direction on what they want to do

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