PernixData Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2017

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3.4
54%
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60%
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PernixData Co-Founder & CEO Poojan Kumar
Poojan Kumar
39 Ratings
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  • "We don't seem to get the value in the benefits compared to amount of money the company puts in(in 2 reviews)

  • "Recent layoffs cut staffing to the bone while the external message seems to tell a different story - customers and partners see through the spin(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting place to be, even bigger things (hopefully) to come!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Sales and Marketing Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PernixData

    Pros

    Founders truly believe in company, the vision of where they want to take the organisation is very exciting. Supportive team, everyone happy to help out regardless of title or hierarchy. Very innovative product with huge room for growth ahead, company continuing to build new offerings to stay relevant. Great support for remote employees, including extending perks available at HQ

    Cons

    Like many developing start ups sometimes there is more change and disruption than ideally you'd want. Bringing a new product to a very competitive market (storage) is not an easy job - not for the faint-hearted. Patience needed while product/company become established

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  2. "leader"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PernixData full-time

    Pros

    co founders had a vision

    Cons

    co founders corrupted the vision

  3. "Sales"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PernixData

    Pros

    Great technology, leadership, and perks

    Cons

    New product that was not ready for market

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  4. "Despite the bumps in the road, this was a good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
     
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PernixData

    Pros

    PernixData had something special. I enjoyed coming in to work every day. Medical benefits are superior, on-site perks were great and the office space itself was phenomenal.

    Cons

    Had some bumps in the road with layoffs, etc.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Classic Startup Story"

    2.0
     

    I worked at PernixData

    Pros

    Bright engineering ahead of their time

    Cons

    Arrogance leads to blindspots in building products that customers want

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun While It Lasted"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PernixData full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people. Many excellent, innovative, hard-working people.

    Cons

    Management vision went off the rails.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "blind league of soon to be legends"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PernixData full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic employees, very technical folks, many awesome talents in engineering and other parts of the company

    Cons

    Management is really bad. From arrogance to simple stupidity. They are worse than a 7 year old making "business" decisions.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good engineering, not so good management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PernixData full-time

    Pros

    This review is purely from R&D perspective. The biggest plus of working at PernixData is the learning opportunity it provides. PernixData empowers its engineers to take big independent decisions. Engineering decisions did not flow from top to bottom but were mostly defined collectively. The talent pool is really commendable.

    Cons

    I think PernixData is where it is today because it failed to get a pulse on its existing employees. They did attempt to correct the course, but it was too late and for some, too little. They also focussed on multiple products at the same time, so the quality and feature set on existing products took a hit.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PernixData

    Pros

    Was fun before things went to hell

    Cons

    Management cratered the company with bad decisions

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Soon to be history."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PernixData

    Pros

    The technology was rock solid and solved customers problems. Employees were the strength of this company who performed exceptionally in a disorganized environment.

    Cons

    The management did to have a clue regarding communication, was disorganized, and did not understand the market they played in.

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