Vertica Systems Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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  1. Internship was great, mentors were really nice to you.
    Also, chance to get a return offer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Vertica Systems

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

    Pros

    relax working environment, great chance to learn more on big data

    Cons

    salary is not bad, but as much as bay area

  2. Helpful (3)

    One of the best jobs I ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Private in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Private in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Vertica Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work with no limit to what you can learn from some extremely brilliant and talented people. After the startup phase, the work/life balance became more reasonable, but even when it was nuts, it was fun. People truly felt like they were making a difference.

    Cons

    Almost zero PM presence in the engineering division. No marketing/product requirements, some projects came out of nowhere, and one micromanager caused 30% attrition by making a few talented, hardworking contributors feel extremely frustrated and marginalized. Also, the office move to Cambridge was unfortunate for those who accepted the job offer in a suburban locale but later got stuck in Route 2/Alewife mayhem.

    Advice to Management

    It's a shame that a single insecure manager can create a hostile work environment. Senior management should have careful metrics for reviewing those who are adept at "managing up" and consider talking to that person's staff to find out how people really feel.

  3. The smartest people that I have met in my life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Vertica Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The engineer team still very start up culture. The people is really smart and great mentors. There is a opportunity to learn and do what you enjoy the most

    Cons

    None, if you are not happy there is because you don't look it for opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Engineer team, keep up the freedom to give everyone the opportunity to work in that they enjoy the most and move to different projects.
    Even if you want hire more people do not settle, keep looking for the bests.

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  5. Sales Engeer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertica Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. Great people.

    Cons

    now located in Cambridge which is a horrible commute

  6. great technology and team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertica Systems

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    differentiated product, excellent engineering team

    Cons

    hopefully will continue to succeed as part of hp

  7. Helpful (3)

    Amazing technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertica Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The best people I've ever worked with
    Amazing opportunities, and awesome technology
    As part of HP, you get access to really good benefits, and mature internal systems
    A lot of the core engineering and management positions have remained unchanged - so the focus and direction remains consistent

    Cons

    Lack of people - need to hire more people in almost all areas
    The HP acquisition is somewhat rocky, and it's uncertain whether HP will steer Vertica in the right directions.
    Some internal roles clear specific boundaries and direction. Some overlap in duties and not a very clear management hierarchy in some areas

    Advice to Management

    If you want to hire top talent, you may need to pay for it. Having a top-tier salary means you can attract people away from competitiors (hindering them in the process) and you retain people - (overpaid people can't leave as easily, thus reducing turnover).

  8. Helpful (3)

    High Calibre Eng Team

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Billerica, MA

    I worked at Vertica Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The team has a few super stars from with I've learned a lot working together.
    - The technology and product is absolutely cutting edge.
    - The culture is constructive and always encourages new ideas

    Cons

    - Business execution could have been better.
    - Need more clear product direction.
    - Need to be more effective hiring top talents faster

  9. Helpful (2)

    One of the few great new enterprise software startups in New England.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Founder in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Co-Founder in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Vertica Systems

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome people - hire only the best technical talent.
    Incredible product - truly innovative and enterprise class product.
    Strong business - growing incredibly fast and solid business leadership.

    Cons

    Growing very quickly and looking for the best talent.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire the best

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