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Updated 23 Aug 2019

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Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    It is a Great Place to Work

    Cons

    I could not find anything negative

    Palo Alto Networks2019-04-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Rapidly evolving platform"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time

    Pros

    Pay is competitive RSUs and ESPP make you money - Stock is performing ok Strong Security Brand In the right market space you can make good money

    Cons

    Work life balance. Lots of scrutiny on employees. Plenty metrics and boxes to tick. Revenue is still heavily dependent on physical firewalls - away from physical firewalls, the security landscape is more competitive Rapidly growing security platform through acquisition - It's challenging to keep up and present the best sales message The company culture seems to be changing constantly. There's a serious Google influence...

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    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals around world security domination. Acquisition does not automatically mean execution. Give all management a more useful role beyond simply enforcing corporate box ticking - e.g. mentoring, coaching, career guidance Hold on to the culture, it's a key reason for people to come here and stay here

    Palo Alto Networks2019-08-15
  3. Helpful (4)

    "lost his modjo and too much politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good tech , good vision , good colleagues

    Cons

    too much unneeded politics

    Palo Alto Networks2019-05-16
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Great overall - but morale is slipping"

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

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    We have been the most successful company in one of the fastest growing spaces within IT, and one of the most important and visible industries to society today. That definitely has created a positive environment overall -whether that is sustainable or just purely dependent on continued success is a different question. Never seen a company with the will to win like this one. Its infectious - so ambitious and driven...

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    Cons

    Seems to be a lot more bureaucracy than before The support structures like HR and so on don't work. Not that they aren't good, but they haven't grown anywhere near enough as they needed to as the rest of the company has. New management seems to be forgetting what made the company successful in the first place - not from a technical point of view because that is required, but from a cultural one. A lot of quick...

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    Advice to Management

    Everyone knows change is required and is coming - we get it. But don't take that as an excuse to trample what made this place great. People are starting to talk about the "googleification" openly and you keep confirming peoples fears. For example - If you asked employees the 10 best ways to improve the company -not one person would ask for G suite. Just think about it.

    Palo Alto Networks2018-12-04
  5. Helpful (11)

    "Don’t work here"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good firewall platform, promises of great wealth and successes.

    Cons

    I’d never recommend Palo Alto Networks to anyone. Unachievable quotas, extremely poor & ignorant middle management. Scrutiny and micro management of employees throughout. If you want a job here then expect immense pressure, bullying, stress and pain. Couldn’t wait to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct an anonymous survey for your sales team as to what they really think of management.

    Palo Alto Networks2018-08-02
  6. "simply the best!"

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    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, huge earning potential for good Sales people, usual benefits for a large US Tech Company, collaborative and can do attitude from the top down and the best products to protect our digital way of life. I am proud to tell people I work here.

    Cons

    none that spring to mind - maybe getting a little to much red tape around certain compliance and regulatory adherence - just needs careful watching, so the tail doesn't wag the dog..

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what we are doing

    Palo Alto Networks2018-03-15
  7. "EMEA Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, well regarded products

    Cons

    Frustrating internal processes!Too many meetings.

    Palo Alto Networks2017-08-24
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Greatest company ever..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast pace means there is never a dull moment. Being part of such a successful company is challenging but fun. High Growth bring huge opportunities internally to work on exciting projects and progress your career. People are fantastic, intelligent and willing to help out. You get the feeling everyone is pulling in the same direction to become the number one Cyber Security company in the world. Great mission to protect...

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    Cons

    The pace of the company and quantity and quality of work expected means expectations are high and this isn't the right company for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking big. Keep investing in your people. Stay humble.

    Palo Alto Networks2017-06-02
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Culture, People and Growth"

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    Current Employee - Sourcer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company mission that is relevant to everyone and everything Investment in all people in the company A culture of people that are all hard working, no egos and down to earth Non Heirarchical company High Growth & Momentum (Innovative) Very supportive in aiding employees development & allowing for career progression Inspirational leadership Excellent relevant technology created by employees within the business...

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    Cons

    Whilst they are beginning to adapt more to being a global company outside of the US Head Office this needs to continue. Also, continue to develop internal processes in order to enable new employees to feel fully equipped for success.

    Palo Alto Networks2017-06-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "RSM"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palo Alto Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Disruptive Technology, HIghest growth relative to competitors, supportive Ops specially in Sales and order processing and pay is fair.

    Cons

    Centralized management, copycat of Cisco Operations, limited cross functional collaboration, disconnected management and high growth negatively impacting vision and resulting in a loss of focus on value generation

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback from field on what is really happening on the ground in your growing markets ( Competitive and operational challenges ) , Believe and defend your decisions and don't give in easily to the seniors without challenging their thinking.

    Palo Alto Networks2016-08-17
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