Cloudera Reviews

Updated August 8, 2015
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Cloudera Chief Executive Officer Tom Reilly
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Pros
  • More about "meaningful work: Cloudera is at the center of big data (in 6 reviews)

  • We have great work-life balance and treat our employees like people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Cloudera is going through growing pains (in 7 reviews)

  • gt; High expectations make it difficult to find work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    I thought I would never find another culture like this...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Transparency.. collaboration.. connection..personal growth.. and a reason to go to work every day beyond just cash or a possible IPO..What Cloudera is doing will affect every industry and is drastically changing how organizations learn from their data. This is fun because of the amazing talent here. It has been exciting to see many high potential prospects pass on larger roles at larger companies because of who is at Cloudera and what we are doing. I truly feel connected to my team which is global.

    Cons

    It is hard, hard, work. Everyone is "all in" which is great, but it can be exhausting. If you join, be prepared to run hard and run fast for a while..

    Advice to Management

    Cloudera has made significant strides in the last 6 months to build scalable processes that increase productivity but also balance the workloads among groups, versus individuals. Continue to increase this investment tools and systems that connect people.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Truly Exceptional Interview Process!

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic, positive culture. Opportunity to join a superstar, rapidly growing company. Great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any, unless you don't want to move to any of their office locations. However, Cloudera does have many remote offices, and the company is steadily opening new offices throughout the US and worldwide.

    Advice to Management

    You have established a fantastic interview and onboarding process. Your recruiters are also exceptional. Thank you for making my experience with Cloudera a truly positive one from Day 1.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Solutions Architect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cloudera provides a fast paced, startup feel with an expanding an ground breaking technology. Pay and benefits are made to compete with other large tech companies such as facebook, amazon, google, etc.

    Cons

    Long hours with lots of travel. Many different products in the CDH stack to learn, nearly impossible to master them all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep true to the startup roots. Keep things fun and not too corporate. Really enjoy regular information sessions where there is the opportunity to ask questions and learn about how the company is performing.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great culture, food, events, people. Fast growing company.

    Cons

    some growing pains, although nothing big.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot working at Cloudera. This is a great company to have on your resume.

    Cons

    A lot... Home offices (San Francisco & Palo Alto) are really the only employees that enjoy and benefit from the company perks. Other offices do not receive free lunches or company sponsored parties. In addition they will not allow you fly in to participate. "Legacy" employees - anyone over or close to three years are hard to work with or complain about. It can be hard to grow if you're not in sales. Company moral seems to be low, and disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Please train your managers before promoting them to senior roles. Employees under them shouldn't have to deal with their inexperience. All managers should know what the company offers to build team moral. There should be a way to get employee feedback of manager performance more than once a year.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Cloudera Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cloudera engineers, instructors and professional services people are excited about what they do. They're more than helpful and encouraging with questions because they understand that the more people we help accomplish their goals, the better we'll all do. Cloudera is a company that is engineering solutions to questions that customers are just now recognizing that they have. Therefore, everyone at Cloudera is more than happy to help me answer student questions honestly, from engineering to support to management. If you've ever worked at or with a company where you were afraid to suggest something or ask a "stupid" question, you'll be very pleased how you're treated as an employee or customer of Cloudera's.

    Cons

    Cloudera is moving so fast that there's often many ways that we can improve our own internal processes (or ditch them). We've recently "slowed down" a bit and are focusing on stability, and I think this will help very much in the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to employees and include them in every step of continuing as a company. Most employees have seen a rocket-fueled growth in all aspects. When there's disappointments or warning signs, then employees deserve to know these concerns, voice ideas for solving these concerns, and participate in all aspects of continuing Cloudera's leadership and success.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, you'll come in every day and learn something new from an expert in the field. Amazing business opportunity. The benefits are good and the projects are challenging.

    Cons

    It's a fast paced environment which can be demanding at times.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, intelligent coworkers, challenging environment, many opportunities to learn cutting edge technology, free lunches

    Cons

    Bonuses are clearly tied to overall comp, as such even though they are called performance bonuses, you may not get what you expect

    Advice to Management

    Really listen to employee ideas and also, create opportunities to promote from within!


  10. Big data up close and personal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly fast growing, market leading company. Super smart, passionate engaged people. Sophisticated and interesting customers and partners. An extraordinary opportunity

    Cons

    There is so much opportunity at Cloudera that it can means lots of work. And it takes work to keep everyone well aligned

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing a great job steering the ship. Continue keeping the troops aligned and focused on our key objectives.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company in innovative industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to many innovative technologies in big data and data science fields; contributions to open source are actively encouraged; great experience as an engineer or data scientist

    Cons

    Like many innovative startups, work/life balance leans heavily on the work side. Steep learning curve to come up to speed on all aspects of the stack

    Advice to Management

    Cloudera has a great culture of openness and accessibility to executive team. Continue to retain this as a key value as the company grows



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