Cloudera Reviews

Updated April 10, 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
  • There are still a few growing pains, for example no pension scheme in EMEA (in 7 reviews)

  • There is very little work-life balance but that is part of working at a successful start-up (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    One word to describe the work experience at Cloudera...AWESOME.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Cloudera as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Chance to work w/ amazing people (spanning various departments and teams).
    Ideas, suggestions, creativity, innovation is heavily valued.
    Exposure to cutting technologies and projects.
    Strong growth potential (personal and career trajectory).
    Free food and flexibility.

    Cons

    Not any I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Management can provide a bit more guidance to hard-working contractor employees for more conversion opportunities.

  2. Director of Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloudera

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rapid growth had territory getting smaller and smaller while 90% of the opps are tactical, leading t o strategic. Will take time The $$ are getting those strategic deals in and live.

    On of the best CEO's in the Industry.

    Cons

    Cloudera is still a large startup, with hyper growth.

  3. Innovative, Excellent Career Growth

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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

    Long term, sustainable company with excellent earning potential

    Cons

    No known cons discovered yet

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  5. SAles

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people product and vision

    Cons

    Still start up new technology

    Advice to Management

    keep improving

  6. Helpful (1)

    Why I like working as a presales engineer at Cloudera

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in McLean, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is a vast amount of new technology to work with. Everyone in the field engineering organization (pre and post sales) is happy to share information or help someone who is stuck on an issue. We get lots of opportunities to learn new technology. And my favorite part - prospects are eager to talk with us.
    Senior management is on top of issues and correcting course when needed. Did I mention how much fun I am having?

    Cons

    We really are SalesForce driven in the field - constantly having to update it for accounts can be a pain.,

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on our customers success and add new technology that discriminates us from our competitors.

  7. A fantastic professional experience.

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    Current Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Cloudera is an exceptional group of people pursuing a once in a decade opportunity. The average caliber of the employees is extremely high. Everyone's very nice and there's minimal politics. The technology is sophisticated, interesting and evolving quickly.

    Cons

    Cloudera serves some of the world's largest and most demanding corporate customers. Employees have a great "whatever it takes" attitude but over time this can mean a frenetic pace.

    Advice to Management

    Stay ambitious, stay focused.

  8. Feels great to work for and with a company with a winning formula and a positive attitude!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The technical leaders throughout the company are willing and interested in sharing their expertise throughout the company in order to advance the knowledge of the company at large. As with many people who are truly sharp their is never any attitude of protection of my domain. Knowledge sharing is encouraged throughout the company and all technical staff members are encouraged to participate and promote their areas of expertise.

    Cons

    Working remotely limits the ability to interact directly with many of the engineers who are hands on with the Cloudera code base, but this is true of anyone who works remotely for any company.

  9. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cloudera

    Pros

    Excellent people, great culture, amazing growth.

    Cons

    Honestly, cannot think of cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  10. Brilliant people, inspiring leadership

    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera

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

    Pros

    Open and honest communication from leadership. Smart, dedicated, and collaborative people. If you're ready to work, there is great opportunity for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Complex technology and selling. If that isn't for you, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership is great

  11. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Somewhere In Finance&Accounting in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Somewhere In Finance&Accounting in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Cloudera

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

    Pros

    -Great culture of people who want to act and not delegate (and blame others)
    -Fun and relaxed atmosphere (Palo Alto)
    -Good in office perks (Palo Alto)
    -Exposure to different content everyday. Meeting with C-Level exec regularly
    -Transparency

    Cons

    -More resources are needed, or at least improve the current systems
    -Some benefits could be improved (401K matching)

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard and keep listening for great ideas within the company

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