Cloudera Reviews

Updated July 28, 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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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 (1)

    Truly Exceptional Interview Process!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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. Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cloudera full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Dynamic company, exciting tech, great team

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology, very interesting projects spanning many industries and applications, and a great team, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tech and the business. Cloudera enables and participates in interesting and demanding projects, many of which are out of reach using traditional data processing systems. The company is growing and has a very open and empowering culture with a strong "can do" attitude, which is a lot of fun to be part of.

    Cons

    There is _a lot_ of interest in Cloudera's tech, so a fair amount of time management and prioritisation is required: pace and scope are quite high, but rewardingly so, and we work hard to deliver best-in-class solutions to our customers. Me, I like being busy :)


  6. cloudera review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloudera

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    some growing pains, although nothing big.


  7. Helpful (1)

    It is a better company to work!!....

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    Current Employee - Customer Operations Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a company where lot of innovation happens It is a company with full of great people like Doug Cutting, Yonik, Tom White etc... It offers career growth for every individual. It is a pioneer in the Hadoop Distribution (CDH) It contributes lot of projects to the open source world. It is best company for every engineer.

    Cons

    Interview process is a bit slow. A few facilities for India employees.

    Advice to Management

    For India employees, provide the accommodation at the time of joining. Start office in a few more locations in India like Bangalore.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloudera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Cloudera Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloudera

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  11. Dont be fooled

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, its frustrating since all the good people have left

    Cons

    cant even begin to list

    Advice to Management

    Hire some good ones



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