Vertica Systems

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Colin Mahoney
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    One of the best jobs I ever had

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    Current Employee - Private in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Private in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Vertica Systems full-time (more than 5 years)


    Interesting work with no limit to what you can learn from some extremely brilliant and talented people. After the startup phase, the work/life balance became more reasonable, but even when it was nuts, it was fun. People truly felt like they were making a difference.


    Almost zero PM presence in the engineering division. No marketing/product requirements, some projects came out of nowhere, and one micromanager caused 30% attrition by making a few talented, hardworking contributors feel extremely frustrated and marginalized. Also, the office move to Cambridge was unfortunate for those who accepted the job offer in a suburban locale but later got stuck in Route 2/Alewife mayhem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a shame that a single insecure manager can create a hostile work environment. Senior management should have careful metrics for reviewing those who are adept at "managing up" and consider talking to that person's staff to find out how people really feel.

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Vertica Systems Interviews

Updated Nov 4, 2014
Updated Nov 4, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 rounds phone interview, 2 easy coding questions for Summer intern.
    I was contacted with an initial phone two weeks ago. They asked the question about the column based database. The advantage and dis-advantages, and a series of technical questions. I was told to do a coding challenge then. For the first round the question is :
     find the largest number smaller than K in a binary search tree (given root node)

    I got contact after a week, the second round just ask another coding question: leetcode phone number translation. That's it, no other question just coding challenge.....

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Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors IBM, EMC, Oracle

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