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GoodData Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2007
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
GoodData powers the transformation of decision-making for frontline workers within their daily business processes.

GoodData offers a cloud-based, end-to-end platform that gathers data and user decisions and transforms them into actionable insights delivered ... Read more

Mission: GoodData delivers use-case focused, insight-to-action loop acceleration and automation through a concierge delivery style backed by a cloud-based, highly flexible platform that can be leveraged across customers, data sources, industries and use cases.

Company Updates

  • Our sales team had a great time at 2019 SKO in San Diego! Can't wait for what's to come 2019. One Team All In!

  • CEO Roman Stanek shares 5 things you need to know to successfully manage a team. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJOX

    5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Manage a Team, With Roman Stanek, CEO of GoodData

    I had the pleasure to interview Roman Stanek the CEO of GoodData. Roman is a passionate entrepreneur and industry thought leader with over 20 years of high-tech experience. His latest venture, GoodData, was founded in 2007 with the mission to disrupt the business intelligence space and monetize big data.

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GoodData – Why Work With Us?




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Help Drive the Future of Analytics

GoodData enables Enterprises and ISVs to transform their businesses by distributing targeted analytics to every stakeholder across their business networks.

We live in an information rich, digital world - and the majority of organizations have only scratched the surface of creating valuable data-driven products. At GoodData, we believe that widely adopted analytics will accelerate the success of every business, and we are dedicated to that mission.

When you join GoodData, you’re not just joining an organization--you’re moving an industry forward.



Power Customer Success

With GoodData, our customers can leverage more data than ever before and make insight-driven decisions faster than they ever thought possible. From the platform’s powerful back-end infrastructure to its advanced visualization UI, GoodData helps its customers succeed everyday. Take the Chief Technology Officer of Millennial Media, for example, whose team saved 20 hours per week by providing the rest of the business direct access to GoodData.

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Solve Meaningful Problems

There is never a shortage of interesting, complex, and meaningful problems to solve at GoodData, no matter what department you’re in. The GoodData platform was designed to help customers solve meaningful problems and that intention is a part of everything we do. And because we use GoodData ourselves, we can make informed, data-driven decisions at every step.



Build and Promote Great Technology

The GoodData platform is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that the future of analytics is in the cloud, which is why we built a 100% cloud-based platform from day one. Our platform is also highly scalable, flexible, and open so our customers can really run their businesses on data. Whether you build, promote, or implement our platform, you can be sure that you are aligned with great technology that has an impact.


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Work with Brilliant People

At GoodData, we don’t just hire smart people. We hire people who crave an open environment where they can be creative, ambitious and have a real impact. They see opportunity where others see roadblocks and chances to collaborate where others see competition. Whether in San Francisco, Portland, Prague, Boston, or Brno, members of the GoodData family are just plain brilliant.




Join the GoodData Family

When you’re part of the GoodData team, you’re part of a family. We go to bat for each other, we’re on the same team, and we care. Leave politics and competition at the door. We’re here to do great things together.


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GoodData isn’t your average tech company. With our roots in the Czech Republic and our home office in San Francisco, we’ve built a culture that is international, collaborative, open, creative and fun. And, no matter what department, data is at the heart of everything we do.

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Our CEO and founder Roman Stanek believes that companies must “live and breathe values” so they become a part of the organization and daily lives of every employee. Everyone at GoodData embodies a set of core values that guides everything we do: Customer Obsession, Excellence, Transparency, Innovation, Ownership, and Our GoodData Family.

  • We embrace customer obsession by delivering transformative results

  • We deliver excellence in every aspect of our work and how we treat each other

  • We foster an open, transparent environment that encourages trust and growth

  • We innovate every day to build a great product for our customers and strong processes for our organization

  • We practice ownership over the projects we have on our plate, no matter how big or small

  • We work together to support and grow the GoodData family

Does this sound like you? Join us.


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As inspiring as they are hard working, these GoodData leaders aren't afraid to roll their sleeves up. They're proven, proud and passionate—and that's why we call them the dream team.

 

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Roman Stanek

CEO and Founder

Roman Stanek is a passionate entrepreneur and industry thought leader with over 20 years of high-tech experience. His latest venture, GoodData, was founded in 2007 with the mission to disrupt the business intelligence space and monetize big data. Prior to GoodData, Roman was Founder and CEO of NetBeans, the leading Java development environment (acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999) and Systinet, a leading SOA governance platform (acquired by Mercury Interactive, later Hewlett Packard, in 2006).


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Radovan Janecek

Sr. Vice President, R&D & Operations

Radovan most recently served as Vice President of Engineering for Cloud Automation at Hewlett-Packard. He also served as Chief Architect of Business Technology Optimization, an enterprise software product portfolio of HP Software, Vice President of Engineering at CA Technologies, and co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at Systinet, a SOA Governance vendor. Radovan's priorities at GoodData include continued alignment of business and technology goals, innovating the platform along customer needs, and leading the growing engineering team.

 


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Carol Lee

Cheif Finacial Officer

Carol is passionate about driving growth by aligning financial decisions with the company's strategy. She serves as financial partner cross-functionally and leads to deliver operational excellence and financial results. Carol has 20 years of finance and accounting experience in high-growth technology companies. She was most recently Vice President of Finance at Konica Minolta where she reported directly to the President of the fast-growing Managed IT Services division. She is also experienced in M&A valuation and due diligence, with a track record of over 20 recurring revenue-based transactions. Carol holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Business Economics from Pitzer College in Claremont, California.

Ryan Snyder

Cheif Customer Officer

Ryan Snyder is in charge of GoodData's Global Services, Customer Success, Account Management and ISV Sales Organizations. Ryan is focused on providing a world class end-to-end Customer experience so that every client thrives on the GoodData Platform. Most recently Ryan was Sr. Director of North America Consulting at Symantec in charge of delivery and service selling for all security and data products. Prior to GoodData, Ryan built service and support organizations across multiple technology startups including Clearwell, Financial Engines and Arbor Software (now Hyperion) as well as large public companies including Verint Systems. Ryan is a native of silicon valley and holds a B.S. from U.C. Davis.

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James Smith

Chief Marketing Officer

James Smith is responsible for GoodData’s global marketing strategy with main focus on lead generation, messaging and branding strategy as well as corporate communications. He is committed to combining the art and science of marketing to deliver the exceptional customer experiences that drive measurable results. He brings more than 25 years of global marketing and technology experience with a proven background in both B2B and B2C marketing. Most recently James was the CMO at OneLogin and prior roles include marketing leadership positions at Sitecore, Avaya, Electronic Arts and Intel.


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Zdenek Svoboda

Vice President, Platform

Zdenek turns ideas into products, co-founding GoodData and leading the effort to build the world's first true multi-tenant cloud BI platform. Zdenek has been building world-class products for more than 15 years in engineering and product management roles at Hewlett-Packard, Systinet and NetBeans.

 


 

 
 

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Careers at GoodData

We're a team that sees possibilities, thrills customers, solves complex puzzles and innovates with abandon. Sound like you? Join us.

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GoodData Reviews

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

    Pros

    GoodData just finished with its best quarter, morale is high and outlook is optimistic.

    Existing clients love the GoodData platform and keep expanding.

    Most people you work with are friendly and engaging.

    Cons

    The company is growing up and making changes for the better. As with all type of changes, not everyone will love it or make the cut. During this transition, there are some pain points associated with employee attrition and new hires ramping.

    Typical start-up challenge with rapid changes and ambiguity - the right people will love it, the wrong people will not thrive.

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in the right seats, and let go of the ones that don't fit quickly. Seats on the rocket ship are limited, choose wisely.

    Communicate more with your teams.

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GoodData Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at GoodData.

    Interview

    Fair technical questions about databases and previous work experience. Interviewer was helpful when prompted and was very amicable throughout the duration of the process. There were courses available that helped prepare me for my job at the company.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you code this (sample) database to make queries very efficient?   Answer Question
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GoodData Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Private Cloud Companies to Work For, Battery Ventures + Glassdoor, 2016
  • Best Monetization Solution, SIIA - Codie Awards, 2013
  • Roman Stanek, CEO of the Year, "The Leader"- Gold Winner, CEOWORLDAWARDS.COM, 2014
  • Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year, Stevie® Awards, 2015
  • Bronze Stevie - Customer Service Department of the Year – Computer Software, Stevie® Awards, 2016
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