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Pure Storage Reviews

Updated Oct 8, 2019

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3.7
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Pure Storage CEO Charles Giancarlo
Charles Giancarlo
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "They pay you really well and it's a great product line(in 22 reviews)

  • "The attitude is contagious which fosters a great work environment and sense of teamwork(in 17 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Balanced work life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time

    Pros

    Best for freshers to start their carrier

    Cons

    Timings are a bit hectic sometimes

    Pure Storage2018-10-23

    Pure Storage Response

    December 11, 2018Manager, Employee Communications and Experience

    We appreciate you making the time to provide your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to us with any additional thoughts.

  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward-thinking company. Super simple to use products. Awesome culture

    Cons

    A high growth rate means a sometimes chaotic environment. Work-life balance is up to you to establish and maintain

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Pure Storage2019-10-02
  3. "I'd Give 10 Stars if I could!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've worked for several Corporate Fortune 100 company's. But none of them combined Awesome Management, Super Benefits (e.g. Unlimited PTO/Sick time, Fully Stocked Break room, Catering Everyday, Competitive Health care coverage, Healthy HSA Contribution, Semi-Annual & Annual Company Paid Trips, ESPP, RSU's, 401K, etc.), and a Step-by-Step Career Path (Lots of Training to Help You Grow with the Company!) like... Pure Storage!

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    Cons

    The company's going to be 10 yrs old next month (Oct 2019)! And unfortunately, growing pains come with it too. But lots of opportunity to help smooth out all the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job! Please let your team know how they can help with any & all upcoming changes too. Winning is much more fun and rewarding when done the best way possible!

    Pure Storage2019-09-12
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Politics Politics Politics"

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    Former Employee - MTS4 in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The functional departments are OK.

    Cons

    1 Politics Politics Politics, don't come if you don't like politics 2 People like gossip and talk privately. 3 Your manager/team leader is doing nothing, but they are good with politics and still get promoted. 4 Your manager does not allow you talk to higher level managers or architecture, they always take your credit to get promoted. 5 Your performance totally depends on what your manager like, there is no... way to give comments&feedback to your manager. 6 Even there are bonus and stock options in your offer, but your manager may not give it to you, it totally depends on your manager. 7 No documentation, no knowledge sharing, people only care their compensation and stock share, no one help new hires.

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    Advice to Management

    Most managers are from same country or locations, fire those managers who are doing nothing and playing politics.

    Pure Storage2019-10-08
  5. Helpful (10)

    "Get connected or get forced out"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - If you're related to someone at Pure you have to do almost no work and you're guaranteed to get a promotion - Subsidized lunch 3 days a week

    Cons

    - This place is NOT a meritocracy. Don't believe the hype they sling at New Hire. You need to be connected to get anywhere in this company. - Diversity of any kind is not prized no matter how much they claim it is. They hire and promote as many connected people as they can and get rid of the rest. - HR and legal are spying on everyone all the time and reporting back to higher-ups on employees' "brand" - If... you're connected or related to someone at Pure you can get away with anything. If not, don't so much as sneeze in someone else's direction - People who do good work are seen as a threat to the established order and you will be forced out

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    Advice to Management

    - Stop the nepotism or at least get better at hiding it - Advance and promote based on merit - Be consistent and fair - Value diversity

    Pure Storage2019-09-23
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Ok but some business needs are going unaddressed"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People Good Snacks Company is growing in a stagnant sector

    Cons

    Growing business isn’t matched with increased headcount

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if the Head of HR didn’t joke about giving us all raises and better work life balance during All Hands Meetings if it wasn’t true. Especially when overall comp will naturally be lower due to Stock Price

    Pure Storage2019-08-27
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Scaling challenges"

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    Former Employee - Senior Global Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pure Storage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Overall great people that care about each other. Many of the work friends I have made throughout my career came from my time at Pure. All ages, all ethnicities across the globe! -Experienced CEO: Charlie is a very nice man who has a three decade pedigree of senior leadership in enterprise tech. He listens, cares about his employees and is truly doing what he can do to make Pure a top notch employer. Wish he was... empowered by the Board to do more. -Swag: Pure spends oodles of $$$ on employees, customer and partner apparel and graciously hands it out at minimal to no cost. And this isn’t the cheap zip up sweaters...I’m talking Patagonia, Nike and other top brand names.

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    Cons

    In my opinion, Pure is having serious challenges when it comes to scaling their organization beyond 3k employees. I broke this down into 3 main categories, but basically in summary middle management is the achilles heel of Pure. Fix your middle Mgt issues and you’ve got a real shot to become an iconic tech company. 3 Impediments to Progress: all interconnected - no hierarchy of importance. 1) GTM Leadership 2)... Product Strategy 3) Diversity & Inclusion GTM Leadership - To be candid, Pure’s Sales Leadership is rife with nepotism, favoritism and lack of clearly defined organization structure and accountability. 1) Field Sales overhiring hiring practices to compensate for low % of plan to participation of field reps. Throw more reps at a productivity issue? That’s their strategy ... 2) Sales Enablement/Ops- Leaders more concerned with image and self promotion than empowering sales(across all levels) to produce higher levels of consistent output QvQ. Furthermore, the leaders of both orgs do not empower their individual managers to make key decisions , rather they accept company awards and show up in company training videos all to promote his/her own brands. Unprofessional and needs oversight. 3) Inside Sales: I think other reviews pretty much summed it up: ISO is a broken cluster of mismanagement: 3 Global VPs in less than four years and misalignment with field leaders = limited appreciation/respect for ISO. Product Strategy 1) Pure did not embrace the public /hybrid movement until market dynamics forced them to. Way back in 2015-2016, Pure was still preaching that public cloud was not part of the business plan. Fortunately, Charlie has pushed CTO/Founder to embrace a more SaaS/services business model, but similar to Nutanix it’ll take the public markets awhile to adopt the “new Pure”. 3) Diversity & Inclusion: This one hurts the most. Why? Because the #1 differentiation Pure has over its competition are the employees...the people. You would think a company full of scrappy people would embrace , encourage and seek out a diverse workforce. But instead, Pure Leadership has built up “employees resource groups or ERGs”- which serve as a conduit to showing external financial stakeholders that Pure is trying to address its D&I challenges. But like many tech companies, Pure has failed to truly achieve diversity and show inclusion in all the critical areas that are important to company growth: Leadership composition at all levels (mostly white males), non mandated employee reviews, no diversity hiring panel for key exec roles and no real $$ or action behind diversity efforts. Having a “part time D&I consultant” talk outdated ideals to make Pure more diverse/inclusive isn’t gonna cut it for the young female engineer looking for a shot in a male dominated org or the experienced black Sales VP who has a resume that moves mountains vs his white counterpart but isn’t connected well enough for Pure’s Sales Leadership to hire him. Q: If that person is good enough to become a Global VP at NetApp then why not Pure? Something to ponder...

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    Advice to Management

    I relate Pure’s challenges to that of a young adolescent matriculating from a teenager to a young adult. Growing up is hard to do. Take this review seriously and asking yourself how you’re going to implement real change for FY2021(starting Feb 1st 2020). I’ll be rooting for you.

    Pure Storage2019-08-13
  8. Helpful (2)

    "This ship has sailed"

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    Current Employee - Not Applicable 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Watching the sheer delight of customers. Fundamentally a great founding vision combined with who turned out to be the best people in the industry (years ago)

    Cons

    Sadly increasingly poor morale that leadership doesn't seem to know how to manage, is in denial or perhaps simply doesn't care about.. Watching the rapid deterioration of something that was once truly remarkable is a bummer

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on the customer and what Pure can do to "not just sell them more stuff," but truly delight them in new ways that represent where the world is going. That's what built this company. and somehow that maniacal focus has slipped away in the shuffle. The board clearly aren't dumb..give them a reason to get fired up again ...have a grand and ambitious vision, stretch, take smart risks and make bolder moves. ... "Playing it safe" will kill the company and it doesn't have tot be that way..

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    Pure Storage2019-08-21
  9. "ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE for uk public sector"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growing forward thinking company with a can do attitude. Great and dynamic people

    Cons

    New but growing in some markets

    Pure Storage2019-08-05
  10. "Definitely the best place I've worked at"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee satisfaction: Pure is very mindful of employee satisfaction and goes all the way in making sure that goal is achieved. Management routinely does surveys and shares notes and actions coming of it. Very open communication. Generosity: The abundantly stocked snack rooms, the summer picnics, winter ski trips, you name it. Just love the camaraderie these events promote. Plus free lunches on M/W/T and dinner on... all days except Friday. Cellphone allowance, transit benefits, yoga are a few others that come to mind. Culture: Right from the moment you onboard, they welcome you to the Pure family as a Puritan. The energy at new hire events is simply amazing. Arcade: This deserves a section of its own! The MV office has two of them and new machines are frequently added and old ones rotated out. My kids (and wife) love coming over the weekends to enjoy the arcade. I think their perspective of an office area is now pleasantly distorted. Others: Slack for communication, wiki for knowledge sharing, choice of a Thinkpad or Mac, personal VMs, git and Gerrit for code and team mates ever willing to help. A big thumbs up!

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    Cons

    Pure still feels like a hidden gem. Until I got hired, I had very little to none opinion of how awesome a work place like Pure can be. And one of the reasons I felt compelled to write this review. IMO, given that Pure was one of the front runners of all flash arrays, I think we should have been miles ahead of the competition. Need to advertise our portfolio a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and thank you for making Pure such a great place to work.

    Pure Storage2019-08-01
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