Mission: We are building a worldwide company that attracts innovative and passionate people who work to deliver quality results in a distributed environment. DataStax employees live in an environment where visibility, accountability and respect for each other is paramount.
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Become a part of the paradigm shift and help us change how people work and live. We are a global company of innovative and passionate people with headquarters in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We are looking to hire smart and passionate people who work towards delivering results built on the three pillars of Visibility, Accountability, and Respect.
DataStax is the company behind Apache Cassandra, which powers real-time online applications. While relational databases fail under modern and dynamic workloads, high-volume data and new business requirements, Cassandra’s modern architecture makes it massively scalable, always available and easy to deploy. DataStax delivers a production version of Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise (DSE), and the ecosystem to make the vision behind Cassandra a reality.
Shorten the time to revenue for Cassandra deployments and extend capabilities of Cassandra with enterprise-ready features and technology, such as search, security, analytics, in-memory computing and easy-to-use management tools. DataStax Enterprise and its supporting ecosystem provide fast performance, strong security, and operational simplicity for line-of-business applications.
I have been working at DataStax full-time
Silicon Valley tech start-ups all have certain things in common. They all have "growing pains", they're all fast-paced, and your job is never as secure as it would be at an established company/organization. But beyond that, differences in culture, work-life balance, transparency, accountability, and future viability of the company abound.
As far as DataStax goes, it really doesn't get much better for a Silicon Valley start-up. The company is in a really good place right now - growing fast and with excellent leadership and an extremely positive 5-year outlook. The open work-from-home policy provides much needed work-life balance as it eliminates 2-4 hours a day of unnecessary commute time and sitting in Bay Area traffic. The teams, especially marketing, are top-notch and brimming with talent and experience. The morale is high. Benefits are excellent. The unlimited time off vacation policy is honored and not used against employees.
This is a company that's doing things right and learning from mistakes - and EVERY company makes mistakes (the important thing is to learn from them). There's no hubris here.
See "Pros" above. Typical SV start-up things...
Advice to Management
You're doing a great job. Keep up the good work and keep an eye for positions/roles that need more hands on deck to help with the workload.
I had a wholly unpleasant experience interviewing with this company. The interviewer seem disorganized and wasn't honest on the whole.
I asked about the codebase, the general working conditions and the day-to-day operations. The interviewer seemed to be covering up alot of things, making it seem better than it actually was.
A couple of red flags:
Doesn't seem like they can keep engineers on staff. The pay seems to be very low.
Also, doesn't appear to be a good work-life-balance. Overworked staff and understaffed teams.
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