Compare Cloudera vs Hortonworks BETA

See how Hortonworks vs. Cloudera compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Cloudera

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Hortonworks

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 371 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 286 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cloudera Ceo Rob Bearden
N/ARob Bearden
CEO Approval
Hortonworks Ceo Rob Bearden
80%
80%Rob Bearden
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Positive Business Outlook
65%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer86 Salaries
$148,399/yr
Account Executive12 Salaries
$125,115/yr
Senior Distributed Systems Engineer6 Salaries
$119,802/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer28 Salaries
$200,523/yr
Enterprise Account Manager10 Salaries
$108,602/yr
Member of Technical Staff9 Salaries
$159,768/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Big data"(in 27 reviews)
"Free lunch"(in 24 reviews)
Pros
"Open source"(in 42 reviews)
"Big data"(in 24 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 30 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 16 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 8 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Operations Manager

I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Face paced, execution focused culture with a huge dose of humanity - Intelligent, experienced co-workers, many of whom have long tenures and believe in the tech/long-term prospects of the... company - Management and colleagues care about your overall work experience and career progression - Lot's of challenging problems to work when you're trying to make an open source software business with a complex product work at scale Bottom line: people are respectful of your time and life and aren't political. It's a high energy atmosphere where you wake up excited to go to work.

Cons

- Scaling an open-source software business based on support is difficult. - A merger is highly disruptive so it takes time to get back into execution mode. I would say we've been through the worst... of this for 2 months and it's definitely showing. - Dealing with general pessimism from outside analysts and a low stock price isn't for everyone. - Still not a huge organization by some standards so it's not a place to get "lost" in the mix. It's very much all hands on deck.

Advice to Management

This is complex stuff, it's easier for people to feel nervous when they don't fully understand the tech/use cases/value. I think robust education around product (especially CDP) for the rank and file... would be helpful. $750M in revenue = massive value creation. I think it's easy for that to get lost on people when the stock price is low.

Senior Consultant

I have been working at Hortonworks for less than a year

Pros

Pioneers in the big data world - so you get to learn the technology before anyone else could. Great colleagues - if you are working in a bigger team but mostly you will be engaging with clients.... Insurance is free.

Cons

Not many cons. Lot of your work style depends on client whom you work with, But If you are not happy with a client you can move to other one easily.

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