Panasas

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Panasas Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
12 Reviews
3.7
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    A culture of performance, ambition and commitment to customers.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Panasas

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep building the expertise and culture of vision and values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Panasas full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to develop convincing long-term (3+ years) strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great! Awesome!

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep on working hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    software engineer

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    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

  6.  

    Challenging and Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panasas

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable teammates and challenging environment.

    Cons

    Not very positive of the outlook of the company,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great technology but flailing management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panasas full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus, focus, focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work at day to day

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

    I worked at Panasas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Unstated in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Unstated in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I worked at Panasas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company, lots of visibility to executive leadership team

    Cons

    Inability to execute and lack of accountability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    right product, but couldn't execute

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    interesting work, big data, lots of company perks.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate Strategy Keeps Changing

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Panasas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    salaries, great technology, good location

    Cons

    Definite 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 ManagementAdvice

    Just 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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