Panasas
3.5 of 5 8 reviews
www.panasas.com Sunnyvale, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jan 13, 2014

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Faye Pairman

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great technology but flailing management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Panasas full-time

ProsSuper smart engineering staff, impressive technology, decent salaries, free soda and coffee

ConsManagement has has no idea what kind of product that they want to build, how they want to build it or how to sell it. They also have a history of ramping up hiring to get projects done and then doing massive layoffs when they run out of cash. After the last set of lay-offs, I fear that the company may be on its last legs.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus, focus, focus.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work at day to day

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at Panasas full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAwesome engineers, technology and culture. Good pay. Personnel drama at a minimum.

ConsCompanies direction/focus changes every couple of years. If the company leadership was a single person, would be diagnosed ADHD.

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Good company

Unstated (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Panasas full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSmall company, lots of visibility to executive leadership team

ConsInability to execute and lack of accountability

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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right product, but couldn't execute

Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

Prosinteresting work, big data, lots of company perks.

Consexecution is flawed and revenue is negatively impacted due to schedule slips for new products.

Advice to Senior Managementif you are going to act like a startup, then you should have gotten rid of non-performers when you are aware of it not when its too late.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Corporate Strategy Keeps Changing

Manager (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at Panasas full-time for more than 5 years

Prossalaries, great technology, good location

ConsDefinite tension between east/west offices. Unrealistic schedules, and everyone knows it except maybe top management. Priorities and long term strategy keeps changing, which results in wasted effort and hurts morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust because you know the minutiae of each work item or project doesn't make you a good leader. Forge a path with realistic expectations, and pay attention to what the competition is going to be doing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Experience ...friendly environment and nice people

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Panasas

ProsNice people and good opportunites for growth in storage industry. Thats all I can say as I am very new in the organisation.

ConsRelatively small company. Not too good salary. Not getting as many perks as other major IT companies in Silicon Valley.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My head spins with all I can learn!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Panasas

ProsIf you like good technology, smart people that don't mess around, and being successful, this is the place for you.

ConsYou can be left behind if you don't run every now and again. Co-workers are smart, nice, but no-nonsense.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't spread yourself so thin.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Panasas team was great!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Panasas

ProsThe employees of Panasas are some of the best I had worked with. Very smart and they knew what they were doing and where the company was headed.

ConsI left because the leadership did not execute at its best.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a closure!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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