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Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly
Tom Reilly
236 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work in the core technologies used for Big Data applications(in 22 reviews)

  • "Smart people lead to happy customers too, and the roster of customer successes is impressive(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are always going to be growing pains with hyper-growth companies, like figuring out where to put everyone(in 30 reviews)

  • "Too much work, work life balance not very well(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Never seen an opportunity this big"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Tom Reilly is genuinely a nice person And is passionate about culture and transparency. Scott Aronson loves salespeople. They both love customers. Our R&D team created an industry and are still disrupting the dinosaurs of database while integrating with the cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and Google. Our Enterprise Data Cloud seamlessly integrates on-prem and cloud based data and applications from the edge of IOT to...

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    Cons

    I honestly have no cons. And No, management did not ask for this review to be written. (Its so obvious on other reviews).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build the partner/customer business model and service offerings. Cloud is blurring the lines between a customer and a go to market partner.

    Cloudera2019-03-16
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Favorite job of my career..."

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    Innovation, Transparency, Opportunity, Diversity, Family-Centric

    Cons

    Competitive Market (but they all are)

    Advice to Management

    Stay the Course!

    Cloudera2019-04-11
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Data Revolution with Data Science"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great complex product to leverage data to predict the future.

    Cons

    Need to determine what they want to focus on after the merger

    Cloudera2019-04-18
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Authentic Safari Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    No weekend trips to the zoo needed - experience the wilderness right at work

    Cons

    Merger is being run by consultants and the higher ups that are funding them - like a horror story with no ending. Decisionmaking for the merger makes the process of electing a new Pope seem transparent. By the time the work is actually given to the lower ranks, it is too late to raise any concerns or warnings about the decisions that management has made and things that management failed to consider - management knows...

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    Advice to Management

    Wall St isn’t going to let you keep ringing up the merger ATM forever. Next time you should hire my kids (I can provide the orange crayons) if you want that kind of new logo. Save the extra money to rent out a mental institution and retreat for your suffering employees. Don’t forget your spring cleaning - take all the gently used clothes and employees you haven’t used or worn in the past year and donate them to a good...

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    Cloudera2019-05-09
  5. Helpful (11)

    "Definition of Dysfunction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good lunches If you stay late, they let you play with the arcade machines. But only after 5

    Cons

    Toxic culture. Lots of malice toward the "other side" after the merger. Stock price in a free fall. Management is clueless. Hemorrhaging top talent. The smartest people have already run far away.

    Advice to Management

    Go buy a McDonald's franchise off the freeway. Maybe you'll be better at that.

    Cloudera2019-05-03
  6. "Good employee base, nice and technically strong."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good work culture. Lot of projects to work on distributed systems.

    Cons

    share price, doesn't go move up.

    Cloudera2019-04-04
  7. Helpful (7)

    "The Toxicity of Cloudera"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Free food, free snacks, nice office views

    Cons

    Toxic workplace full of all the worst cliches: gossip, nepotism, cliques, and favorites. You will succeed if you are part of the in crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Your ship is sinking and you know it. Snowflake has always had better marketing and it’s paying off. Let the band play on and grab hold of an iceberg.

    Cloudera2019-05-06
  8. Helpful (17)

    "Caution: Sanctuary for workplace politics and people in denial"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    Lots of parking available in HQ Some competent individuals are still left

    Cons

    First/second line managers: Some managers really do not recognize the talent they have in their hands and in this environment they cannot afford to lose even more of their best workers. On the worst teams a handful of people are doing the majority of the work…and these are the exact employees that the worst managers are either bypassing for promos or completely alienating. Most high-performing employees I know are dissatisfied...

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    Advice to Management

    You have a wealth of information about how employees are feeling right now - start with the employee survey comments and the all hands questions. Try showing your best employees that you actually care about the attrition and do something concrete about it. Addressing concerns from employees during all hands with lame jokes during this challenging time makes employees trust you less than they already do. Please don't...

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    Cloudera2019-04-28

    Cloudera Response

    May 3, 2019TA

    Thank you to the writer for posting these thoughts. We know that this stage of the merger is not easy. As a leadership team, we anticipated a period of peak disruption and launched our employee survey quickly so we could identify and address issues and “hot spots” right away. Merging ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "never a dull moment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    good benefit, great people and never boring

    Cons

    difficult to balance life/work because there are more work then are staff

    Cloudera2019-03-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Was Good is now Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    First and foremost is the culture - Led & enabled by the CEO, it permeates the entire company. It's an incredible feat to pull this off in the midst of a merger of rivals. Never perfect but the synergies of the two (now one) companies are undeniable in the market and with the end-users. The technology is highly complimentary and with great people throughout the organizations, the real speed, purpose, and efficiencies...

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    Cons

    There will continue to be bumps over time as the New Cloudera picks up speed and those will need to be addressed quickly. Not every executive decision was great but in all fairness, those seem to be getting resolved quickly. Back office & HR systems will continue to be a challenge. HR leadership is too disconnected leaving exec leadership to pick up the slack - that needs to get resolved so that the CEO and Founders...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and continue to focus on culture. You will need to keep empowering leaders to move out courageously and confidently.; anticipate a lull over the next few months and get ahead of it to keep the momentum. Remote offices are often forgotten - keep them connected. Focus on diversity across the entire company - find young superstars and get them on-board. Fail fast and change course quickly; the nimbleness...

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    Cloudera2019-03-21
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