Netezza Reviews

Updated June 4, 2014
Updated June 4, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Strong company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MKT Intern in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - MKT Intern in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Netezza as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good corporate direction, strong leadership

    Cons

    Dull, stale work environment. Lacking culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at developing a stronger culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for before IBM acquisition.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netezza full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product, great people, great leadership

    Cons

    Since IBM acquisition, no potential for career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful place to work that got sucked up into the IBM machine.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Netezza full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good compensation
    Work was rewarded based on performance

    Cons

    No longer exists
    Very fast paced environment which leaves very little room for error

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being that Netezza was a smaller company, input from more employees on the direction of products might have led to better decisions. The switch from custom based hardware to off-the-shelf IBM gear wasn't the best strategy for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Smart, motivated

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Netezza

    Pros

    Many smart people, very open to ideas. Willing to banter about ideas. Some good experiences at the water cooler talking about projects. There's always something interesting happening.

    The product is supreme. It really is. But it's limited and there's much good work to be done building out the feature-set - happening at lightening speed. Very energetic. Very "exciting" which is not the cliche term it could be. They're for real.

    Cons

    Development can be a bit chaotic as forces work themselves but all small companies pivot on a dime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tend to hesitate a hair too long before making decisions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    fantastic people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Netezza

    Pros

    the people there are fantastic...real humans, made many friends
    many of sr. managers are true leaders
    pizza every friday
    Social events where well done especially in support department!
    management kept people in the loop moreso than I have seen anywhere else
    people were respected

    Cons

    many, many long hours at the time but that was pre-ipo, stock should be in a better place if not for market
    need to change up from only pizza on fridays ;)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember it is the people who work there that make it what it is

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Netezza, great place to be.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Netezza

    Pros

    Great place to work, people were fair, you were well treated and the work was fun.

    The product was very good and the team was very well organized and managed.

    The company culture was excellent and if I did not have to relocate, I would not have left Netezza. I'm certain that in a couple of years, with the market recovery, the stock will do very well.

    Cons

    Long hours, some people were "special" but thankfully they left.

    The sales team tended to be a little less technical than I would have liked and some times they ended up making meaningless commitments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job, keep it up

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The END!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Netezza

    Pros

    pre IbM Acquisiton - a fantastic solution for DW and a great bunch of people to deal with. Highly innovative roadmap for DW.

    Cons

    Post IBM acquisition - flakey promises on innovation, most employees of Netezza were either quick to exit (within 12 months of acquisiton) or paid to stay, either way, it was a traumatic expericence, leading to the destruction of a fantastic business and customer partnership. - IBM doesnt work - and they dont care about customers. 'Empty suits' as a long term cusomer descibes them is absolutley the best desciption. Beware of future technology promises and any suggestion that NETEZZA remains. Total dismatlement of US and EMEA Netezza Organisation is either partially or completely achieved. Sad but totally true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You dont underand and frankly dont care. What a travesty! Anyone considering a career move to IBM Netezza needs to ask how many sales have you achieved in the last 12 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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