PernixData Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2017

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PernixData Co-Founder & CEO Poojan Kumar
Poojan Kumar
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Engineering team is high quality(in 3 reviews)

  • "Many excellent, innovative, hard-working people(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 1.0
      Former Employee

      leader

      Jul 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      co founders had a vision

      Cons

      co founders corrupted the vision

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Feb 12, 2017 -  
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      Pros

      Great technology, leadership, and perks

      Cons

      New product that was not ready for market

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

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

      Jan 16, 2017 -  
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      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.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Classic Startup Story

      Aug 19, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Bright engineering ahead of their time

      Cons

      Arrogance leads to blindspots in building products that customers want

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun While It Lasted

      Aug 7, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      Management vision went off the rails.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      blind league of soon to be legends

      Jul 12, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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      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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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good engineering, not so good management

      Jul 10, 2016 - Member Of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
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      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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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Marketing

      Jul 3, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Was fun before things went to hell

      Cons

      Management cratered the company with bad decisions

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Soon to be history.

      Jul 18, 2016 -  in New York, NY
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      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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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Joke

      Jul 19, 2016 - Sales 
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      Pros

      Great snacks but that isn't enough to build a great culture. Especially when you don't listen to what people have to say.

      Cons

      Management. The management team over there though they were the smartest people to ever start a company. My guess is they are going to be bought by an irrelevant technology.

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