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Databricks Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Databricks is the data and AI company. Thousands of organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Nationwide and H&M — rely on Databricks’ open and unified platform for data engineering, machine learning and ... Read more

Mission: Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems.

Company Updates

  • Excited to be #5 on LinkedIn's Top Startups list! We couldn’t be more honored to be included for the third year in a row. Interested in joining our team? Learn more about life at Databricks.

  • Today, Forbes ranked us #5 on their Cloud100, which factors in our growth, sales, valuation and company culture. We couldn’t be more proud to be mentioned alongside other amazing companies.

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Databricks – Why Work With Us?

It’s not every day you can join an organization whose mission inspires you. Our platform brings data teams together with all their data so they can collaborate better, innovate faster and solve the world’s toughest problems.

Thousands of companies — in every industry, every business size, every geography — rely on Databricks for tackling challenges from fraud prevention to climate change to developing groundbreaking cancer treatments. Maybe that’s why we’re one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in history. Now we need your inspiration to help propel our next chapter of growth as you do the best work of your career.

In addition to our headquarters in San Francisco, we have another major engineering hub – our fast growing European Development Center in Amsterdam! Located in the heart of the city's business center, our Amsterdam team often participates in team outings, hackathons, themed happy hours and showcases our office with multiple Meetups and tech talks. 

Databricks is proud to invest in our new West End London office, providing space to enable our sales and go-to-market teams to bring Unified Analytics to a wider audience. As we continue to expand in the EMEA region, we are also building out teams and offices in both Paris and Munich!

Our six co-founders who were the original creators of Apache Spark, founded Databricks in 2013 to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. From our proud Berkeley roots, to our first headquarters in San Francisco, we now have an engineering team of over 200, in San Francisco, Amsterdam, Toronto, China, and all over the world.

Our sales team connects customers to Databricks' Unified Data Analytics Platform, which provides the world’s best data and machine learning platform to help customers focus on high-value problems, core to their mission. We are hiring all over the world - from our HQ in San Francisco to Scottsdale, Los Angeles, London, Tel Aviv and more. No matter where they are, our sales teams are always ready to hit their goals!


Check out some of our customer testimonials here:

Databricks Reviews

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    "Great and fast growing tech company"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer New Grad in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer New Grad in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Databricks full-time (Less than a year)


    - Remote friendly
    - Strong compensation and perks/benefits
    - Extremely transparent company/CEO which is honestly so nice.
    - Very smart and capable colleagues.
    - Generally quite good code quality


    - No 401k match I think
    - WLB is tough in a company that is trying to grow as much as we are. But that's what we signed up for

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Databricks Photos

Databricks photo of: LinkedIn Top Startups 2019
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Databricks photo of: Celebrating with Databricks at Amsterdam Pride 2019
Databricks photo of: Engineering Beach Offsite
Databricks photo of: Bricksters at the Women March
Databricks photo of: Databricks Team at Toronto Event
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Databricks Interviews



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    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Databricks (New York, NY) in December 2019.


    Quite challenging but fair. Several phone interviews, Several F2F interviews, Spark coding exam, and I had to present on a technical topic to a group of Databricks' employees. I was treating professionally and with respect. The interviews were challenging but at no time did I feel I was given trick questions. Everyone who interviewed me made me feel comfortable and afforded me ample time to respond.

    Interview Questions

    • I would say that about 50% of the questions were around culture, 25% were technical, and 25% was spent on presentation skills.   Answer Question
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Databricks Awards & Accolades

  • Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, 2019
  • CNBC Disruptor 50, CNBC, 2020
  • WayUp Top 100 Internship Programs, WayUp, 2020
  • Forbes Cloud 100, Forbes, 2020
  • LinkedIn Top Startups 2020, LinkedIn Top Startups, 2020
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Pledges & Certifications

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Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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