Cloudera Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
21 Reviews

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  1.  

    Where Awesome Works

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    > Amazing people across every line of business (engineering, support, services, marketing, sales, finance and HR)
    > Outstanding executive management that has as much character as they do vision
    > Powerful, disruptive and open technology that will forever change the software industry
    > Great culture based on individual fulfillment and customer success
    > Investors that do way more than just give us money
    > I'm in sales and this company has always compensated me fairly
    > I love our founders!

    Cons

    > High expectations make it difficult to find work/life balance. That said, I've learned it's up to the individual to control that, not the company they work for. Cloudera has always supported my efforts to create this balance.
    > With rapid growth, new layers of management are now required to scale. This changes certain dynamics, but Cloudera has done a good job thus far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    > Preserve our culture
    > Be bold. Singles and doubles matter, but don't be afraid to occasionally swing for the fences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Once in a lifetime experience

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    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    WIth Cloudera, you get the best of both worlds - the fast pace, innovative world of a start-up, but with the funding and talent that allows the company to have a bigger impact on the next generation of data technology than most of the large legacy IT vendors.

    Cons

    The company is moving so fast that the work level is high. However, the team is really aligned so it does not feel excessive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent !!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent talent pool, good perks and clear outlook for the company. Inspite of stiff competition, Cloudera is and will continue to be the market leader in the Big Data space. As a brand, Cloudera is worth the hype.

    Cons

    Very stiff competition in the big data segment, need a much more defining/attractive differentiators from the rest of the companies in this space

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work for in Bay Area

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    Current Employee - Tools Team Developer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Tools Team Developer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good engineering team and good humble people

    Cons

    Less pay and benefits could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on the employees! Give more spot bonus and make sure they are taken care of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    Good people
    Challenging work
    The right place to be at the start of your career.

    Cons

    Everything seems just right. As long as it maintains the same set of core values, it's good to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the same path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Best Place to work in all of Silicon Valley!

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Arguably the hottest company in the hottest space within all of enterprise tech
    - Smartest people you will ever meet work here. Just take a quick look at leadership board on the website!
    - Unmatched opportunity within Sales Org, growing at an amazing pace
    - Fast paced sales environment, no corporate hierarchy or bureaucracy to deal with that you would see at an Oracle type company
    - Best office perks around- laptop, amazing office locations, fully catered meals

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day! You could also say its hard to retain all the top talent considering how hot the market is. Comp structure could be a bit more competitive as well but considering Cloudera has the pick of the litter it makes sense they may not always be the highest bidder...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in RnD as well as the culture of the company. Don't let it fade as growth continues at such rapid rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing up fast

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and executives. Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with in industry. Very open and transparent.

    Cons

    Improve onboarding and training program to ensure near term and short term expectations for new employees are occurring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Experience of a lifetime

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Management  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible culture, smartest people in the idustry, product thats changing the world (curing cancer, feeding the world, fighting fraud, etc), revenue growth second to no other company in the valley

    Cons

    management is not frivolous with money in the same some other startups are so no ipads for christmas, lavish parties, etc. Highly competitive market, very complex product. Hard to retain top talent given how hot big data is; cloudera is rarely the highest bidder from a comp perspective and does not have a great equity program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster the amazing culture...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed bag

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    Cloudera is the market leader in Big Data space

    Cons

    Engineering management has become too political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in innovative products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hadoop there it is!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The people!! Regardless of departments, the quality of people they've hired is incredible.
    - From a sales perspective, the variety of use cases for Hadoop keeps each day/phone call interesting.
    - Perks. Breakfast, lunch, coffee machines, a wall of snacks, commuter compensation, you name it.
    - Beautiful Offices in both Palo Alto and San Francisco
    - Incredible Opportunity to learn about the space, meet awesome people, and hone your skills

    Cons

    - A very corporate mentality for a 5 year old "Startup" company.
    - Line of sight to growth/promotion is hazy
    - Market is ever changing and the competitive landscape is getting full.
    - Sometimes they feel like the Yankees. Instead of promoting within, they hire the best free agents!
    - Office Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Find alternative ways to motivate your employees, which in turn will keep them at Cloudera
    - Encourage interactions between departments
    - Keep bringing in good talent and the sky is the limit!

    Recommends
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