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    One of the best jobs I ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Private  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Private in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Vertica Systems full-time for 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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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vertica Systems in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Fast hiring process. Interviewed with manger, 2 peers, and a dotted line, all withing a week's time. Received offer about 14 days from first contact.

    Interview questions ranged from prior experience to technical acumen. There was no formal testing and none of the silly 'how many balls to fill a stadium?' questions that are associated with some start-ups. Questions were straightforward and to the point.

    Good company, and the position was everything I expected.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how a columnar database is different than a row-oriented database.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Got a good salary. Should have negotiated more than the standard vacation offer (2 weeks). Comp plan is not bad, but definitely could be better.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size Unknown
Founded 2005
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors IBM, EMC, Oracle

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