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StreamSets Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2014
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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In 2014, Arvind Prabhakar, an ex-Cloudera engineering leader, and Girish Pancha, an ex-Informatica product leader, clicked on a difficult problem. They had both witnessed how big and fast data was breaking the traditional data integration paradigm. Designed for structured data ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to empower organizations to harness the value of their data in motion. We do this by enabling performance management of enterprise-wide data flows. Our products enable the creation and operation of complex data pipelines that are resilient in the face of ... Read more

StreamSets Reviews

  • "The best workplace culture of my career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at StreamSets full-time

    Pros

    At StreamSets, you'll be allowed to chart your own course, within reason. Senior leadership is very busy and doesn't have time to poke into how you do your job, so they'll let you get on with it. There's more space for creativity here, and a lot of tolerance to explore ways to solve problems that might lead to dead ends. I had a couple of early experiences where I was thinking through a problem and chased down a dead end. I apologized to my boss for wasting time, and the response was not the typical "did you fail to plan, or fail to execute on your plan?" but "that was a good thing to think about, can you apply any of what you learned to the problem you were studying?" A number of people have moved around the company to find the best fit for them, too.

    This is a very technical product, with a lot of complexities. Normally this is a recipe for a terrible bro culture, but that just doesn't happen here. The work environment inspired me to find ways to contribute to diversity and inclusion, which is not an issue that was particularly important to me before I started working here.

    StreamSets really cares about its employees - your benefits are fully paid for you and family. (I thought there was a mistake when I was selecting my health insurance and my contribution was ZERO for anything I picked!) When we were forced to work from home because of COVID, the company's wellness benefit was extended to equipment for fitness and a number of people bought Pelotons and ride together.

    You will feel like you belong here. Heck, when I interviewed, I was invited to a holiday gift exchange, and I tried to decline by observing that I hadn't brought a gift to my interview. It turns out the office manager bought spare gifts so everybody could participate, including future employees!

    Cons

    The product is complex, and the product line has grown organically, so it would benefit from unification. (The team is working on this, though!)

    The market space is crowded, with competitors that are both lower-end and higher-end, so competing from both above and below is an ever-present challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be radically transparent - it's great that employees are allowed to ask questions in all hands meetings, and you take questions in real time and let employees ask anonymously.

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StreamSets Interviews

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    Mid-market Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at StreamSets (Austin, TX) in May 2018.

    Interview

    I actually interviewed TWICE for this position. Once in February, which did not produce an offer letter, but still I received some really good feedback. The process only made me want the job even more. Thuis is such an amazing company, and I felt honored to even be considered for a role here.

    Additional positions eventually opened up a few months later (May/June), and I was subsequently given another chance to interview. As as start-up, StreamSets was definitely looking for quality talent with a good amount of industry knowledge (which I lacked, compared to some of my competition in the first instance)...however in the end my "attitude and aptitude" (which new companies also need lots of) was what convinced them to ask me to join the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Name an instance in your career where you failed at something, and then overcame the obstacles in your way...   Answer Question
    • Describe your (potential) action plan regarding building prospects and managing your own book of business...   Answer Question
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StreamSets Awards & Accolades

  • Best Small and Medium Companies 2017, Fortune, 2017
  • The 10 Coolest Big Data Products fo 2017, CRN, 2017
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