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Great environment but you don't want to work for a sinking ship

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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

Flexible schedule and fun office environment. They allow employees to drink beer on the job. I am not sure if that is a pro or a con. Benefits are 100% paid for employees and family members.

Cons

Unfortunately this company cannot stick to a business plan. Upper level management has high turn over ("leaving to spend more time with their family members") and they hire their friends instead of qualified candidates. Also, I have been with this company for over 4 years without a raise or review. Whatever you do, don't ask for a raise because this firm will deny you that right. Pentaho expects employees to work long hours (whether from home or office) but they wont promote, give positive feedback, offer training, or offer you a raise; unless of course you are a friend of the CEO, CFO, or VP of Sales. If you are a friend of theirs, then you have a chance. Also, every person employed by Pentaho seems to wear a VP hat and is a male. In the last 2 years, I noticed that the founders are either in over their head or bored with the company so they hired new people to take over and make all the original Pentaho employees miserable. If you do decide to work for this firm, I would recommend leaving after the first two years because there is no room for growth unless you are friends with the executive team.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    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 for 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
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