Pentaho

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Pentaho not recommended .... at all.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Pentaho

Pros

The company has a unique and justified position in the crowed business intelligence market. They offer a nice tech stack at a reasonable price point. Employees are generally friendly and want to do well by the company.

Cons

Company experiencing pressure from a variety of market factors: pressure from large BI vendors who are now offering substantially lower entry point pricing, pressure from niche vendors such as Tableau Software, Yellowfin, and many others who are have beautiful light BI offerings at a better price than Pentaho. Company does not value sales. Company does not value employee contribution. Executives are disconnected from the business. Senior management must not have gone to business school as they are hiring their friends, family, etc and not placing the best resource in leadership roles. CEO is bored or tired and not involved in the day to day management of the business. Company has changed strategic direction 4 times in the past 2 years. There is no way to execute when senior manage does not lead.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring your friends to lead the company. Pick a strategy and stick to it for more than six months. Reward good performance with acknowledgement. On sales side, tell your senior management team to go to a seminar on what it is like to sell in 2011. 1996 does not work any more, seriously! You are losing all your top talent. Don't give up. Care!

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Amazing product, amazing people, amazing company.

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Best product on the market, great team, great ethos.

    Cons

    Management are too quick to judge without understanding the facts first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be a little cautious when making judgement. Other than that I see a bright future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentaho full-time

    Pros

    Developers, support, and services have high salaries. There's a strong tradition of working from home part-time. Most of the workers are great people.

    Cons

    Way too many projects for the company to manage. It's like spinning plates, and they're all hitting the floor except the one they are spinning this week. Way too many products to manage, too. Supposedly "open source," but they sell software licenses for the few proprietary bits, and make it difficult for the open source users to create and deploy alternatives. The entire management team is a crony club with no training in or aptitude for leadership. The C-level managers swoop in and destroy every sprint team's work, then complain that no one is completing their tasks. Then the whole company goes off-schedule to do an emergency point release for an upset customer. It's complete chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire every manager and hire people who have a proven record of success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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