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7 people found this helpful

A great group of passionate people!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Hortonworks full-time (less than a year)

Pros

All the benefits of a start up company, lots of passionate people who are working toward a goal of massive Hadoop adoption. Great access to senior leadership, the President of the company is generous with his time, as are all managers.

Cons

Not too many, being remote is hard, would be great to have some more regional offices so that employees could build culture together. The headquarters are ok but a little disheveled, although nice perks with lunch offered etc. Some internal politics to navigate, but which company doesn't have that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't forget about the people in the field, we could use a place to gather with local colleagues too.

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  1. 20 people found this helpful

    Worst company. Stay away from this company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time

    Pros

    -- Good stock
    -- Free food, snacks like any modern startup

    Cons

    -- Lot of politics
    -- Non technical managers rule some teams.
    -- Very boring work culture. All work no play.
    -- High job insecurity. Forced to work long hours for very little recognition or reward.
    -- Not suitable for employees with kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont mess with lives of people. Respect engineers whom you hire. Listen to engineers.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Unbelievable!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Being in the center of the hottest space in Silicon Valley, working along side some of the smartest, most passionate people in the industry, is simply unbelievable. It's refreshing to work in an environment where everyone is marching to the same drum beat and toward the same end goal, without separate agendas. The pace is incredible, culture is great, and so rewarding to see how fast things are coming together.

    Cons

    Nothing significant, but it takes a huge personal commitment. It's long hours, and very hard work. Email on Google mail is not the best.

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