Basho Technologies

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Basho Technologies Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like reality TV...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Basho Technologies as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Super hip, solid technology, distributed work model that allows engineers to work wherever (and attracts good talent), dedicated to open source.

    Cons

    Badly mismanaged, dysfunctional environment, too-cool-for-school attitude, drug use and inappropriate behavior, lots of waste. Though to be fair, after I left, they axed the CEO and everyone almost all the managers, so maybe it's different?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whoever you are now, keep the technology solid and stay true to the open source roots and you'll have a product that wins out in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    RUN! 3 CEO's in 2 years, take your clue from there

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Sales in Bozeman, MT

    I worked at Basho Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big salaries (enjoy it while it lasts), ok benefits

    Cons

    The List is too long, but the Top 5 are:
    * Too many layers of management for such a small company (ALL chiefs and no Indians)
    * The "Insider" culture is killing this company. No matter how bright you are - You are labeled as IN or OUT early
    * Silo's of departments that have no clue how to work together, even on a large deal and a devoted customer
    * The LEAST qualified are usually promoted and protected
    * Don't even THINK about the stock, it is so liquidated it will take a miracle to realize your investment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking way too much of yourselves, get humble and hungry (YOU are not Oracle killers).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Basho Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Work with complex distributed systems, Erlang and open source technologies.
    Distributed team, work from home.

    Cons

    Little to no guidance from management, new leadership doesn't seem to understand what Riak actually is. Engineering culture can be irresponsible and immature.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been working at Basho for little over a year, full time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Basho Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The work life balance was great, lots of opportunities to WFH or anywhere else if needed. Product is great, and the community supporting it is vibrant.

    Cons

    Little to no guidance from management, poor leadership, and inability to make swift decisions. Poor resource management in allocating funds and personnel. Really poor culture that emphasizes lack of transparency and accountability. Engineering culture can be irresponsible and immature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Some of smartest people in industry, great technology, very engineering-oriented

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Basho Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Some of smartest, bright engineers in the industry working on "the hard problems" in distributed systems. Highly innovative, cutting edge type technologies to geek out over. Proven technology with large deployments in some of the largest shops in the world.

    Cons

    Have had some challenges from marketing perspective and explaining business value despite top-tier Fortune 50 production customers. Remains highly engineering-run-oriented, which is not bad, but needs to evolve to compete with the competition in the marketplace that tends to be highly marketing-oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 'Basho' culture, stay focused on internal & external messaging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Few Bad Apples + Lack of Direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Basho Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Life work balance is good. Good product. Has potential. Core team in Cambridge is very professional and hard-working.

    Cons

    Changed leadership 3 times in 2 years. Lack of professionalism in some teams. Easily swayed by changes direction frequently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast growing company, excellent company culture, distributed/remote work opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Basho Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to execute on decisions quickly. Agile decision making. Awesome company events and conferences. Innovative product at the forefront of the distributed systems industry.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to accomplish things with the entire team being distributed, but it's also an advantage since we can attract and retain talent from anywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Few poisoning what could have been a great company & culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Basho Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good work/life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    silos of departments, tend to push employees out by creating a VERY hostile work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A depressing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Basho Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The benefit package is good, and most people work from home which is good for work life balance. The actual product is good.

    Cons

    Management make a big deal about openness but then lie about the funding status to employees. Senior management are ineffectual so morale is low and staff turnover high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have been told by senior managers to ignore what other senior managers say as 'they don't know what they're doing'. Sort yourselves out and behave professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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