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Updated May 18, 2022

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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Smart people and great SEs(in 76 reviews)
  • "Work life balance was great!(in 42 reviews)
  • "A few key leaders are very invested in creating and keeping a great culture which gives hope for continued success in this area.(in 42 reviews)
  • "The benefits are good and the projects are challenging.(in 27 reviews)
  • "salaries are good(in 19 reviews)
Cons
  • "Overall not a great company (bad management), just look at the stock price.(in 24 reviews)
  • "People applying here forget that employees leave bad managers.(in 20 reviews)
  • "Politics are everywhere, legacy Clouderans are fleeing in droves, wall street has no clue what Cloudera is really worth, and compared to just a year ago, it is very difficult to trust upper management has a handle on things.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Initial training is good though not enough opportunity to train once you're stuck into your role.(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years
    Featured Review

    Best Company in Cork

    Mar 2, 2022 - Manager in Cork
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Amazing Leadership team locally Smart motivated colleagues Unplug days Great salary and benefits

    Cons

    Change comes rapidly and regularly and can be unsettling sometimes

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place to Work

    Apr 29, 2022 - Human Resources Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible colleagues and great work culture, doing exciting work.

    Cons

    pace cn be fast and furious at times

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent Employer

    Apr 5, 2022 - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Empathetic leadership, benefits, compensation, free food/snacks, monthly un-plug days off, unlimited PTO, challenging projects & internal L&D opportunities and resources. A lot of internal opportunities to grow and transfer within; partner with other groups on projects

    Cons

    Cloudera making the shift to private; espp and RSU's -- although the company has come up with a competitive internal STAR program in lieu

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Truly Terrible

    Feb 3, 2022 - Administrator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Any pro was pre-merger with Cloudera. Hortonworks valued individual contribution, problem-solving, and teamwork. It was a fresh approach to enterprise software, and they hired smart people.

    Cons

    Cloudera was a dinosoaur. Post-merger they were a giant bureaucracy where individual team leads had carved out fiefdoms and done everything to block new ideas that might endanger their personal status. Cloudera folks actually said at meetings " this is Cloudera, not Hortonworks -- we're doing things the Cloudera way". Every Cloudera department uniformly passed the buck, avoided any leadership, and refused to take positions or responsibility, much less even show enough respect to understand their own internal audience or who was asking them questions. The contracts team was led by a woman who thrived on her own sense of status. I don't know how many of those people remain now, but they were all disasters. Senior leadership did nothing to represent the people integrating from the merger, exclusively rewarding legacy Cloudera employees with promotions, raises, and stock and denigrating anyone who came from Hortonworks, all the while Cloudera leadership was driving the stock well below ground. Management refused to allocate workloads equitably, in my case giving me 3 times the workload of some of my colleagues. Senior management spent most of its time out playing golf or test driving new cars instead of advocating for their own staff, others saying "don't quit" but offering no real support. Cloudera was (is?) an exercise in gross incompetence.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    great company

    Mar 30, 2022 - Enterprise Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    all pros at this company

    Cons

    no cons at this company

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Managment Review

    Apr 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good overall but it can improve!

    Cons

    Nothing much but they should treat all as same

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing work life balance

    Apr 20, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    work Life balance good oppurtunities

    Cons

    high attrition management is too young

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Collaborative and Busy

    Feb 10, 2022 - Technical Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There is always someone around the lend a helping hand. The work is challenging and busy but you are not expected to be an island.

    Cons

    No cons at this time

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Best company to work in

    Feb 14, 2022 - Staff Customer Operations Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Best company to work in

    Cons

    I can't think of any

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Surprisingly bureaucratic

    Mar 6, 2022 - Business Strategist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Opportunity to work with data science technologies such as their Data Science Workbench and Spark Streaming.

    Cons

    Many overlapping products such as NiFi, Flume, Sqoop, Flink, Spark. Company is slow to adapt to changing competitive landscape.

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Cloudera Reviews FAQs

Cloudera has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 758 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Cloudera to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Cloudera employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Cloudera. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

81% of Cloudera employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Cloudera 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Cloudera to be career development, benefits, culture and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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