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Cloudera Reviews

Updated February 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good room for work/life balance" (in 19 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "work/life balance, none other than that" (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Leadership, Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership and proven executives. Made a great strategic move to merge/acquire Hortonworks. Culture is strong, servant leadership that wants their people to be successful, rewarding compensation and options for those who are committed and delivering results. Enterprise platform and not silo solution.

    Cons

    Lets use our war-chest of money to accelerate and disrupt the market once again. Very bullish on the future of Cloudera.

    Advice to Management

    Get aggressive with investments


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    I really like the folks at Cloudera. Very open, approachable.

    Cons

    The direction of the company is getting less clear.

  3. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Good people
    Great sales tools
    Great snack/cafeteria space

    Cons

    Entry level management has fallen apart recently.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the folks on the floor. Take care to allow employees to be heard.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Management"

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

    I worked at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation policy.

    Cons

    Teams are very separated don't work smoothly together. Conflict isn't easily rectified.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Very bad environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing to write here. No pro at all.

    Cons

    Worst company to work for and its going down. No upward growth for the company and the employees also.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the top layer.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Welcoming open company culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cloudera has a very transparent open company culture. Mgmt will answer tough questions during all hands etc..
    Very supportive people with open feedback.
    Still a strong engineering culture with focus on customer delivery. A company that is working closely with a lot of top 500 brandnames.
    Very broad analytics portfolio, strengthened by Hortonworks merger.
    Great perks, free lunch, vacation, 401K, good health benefits.

    Cons

    Playing some catchup in some technology areas, but that reality has sunk in.

    Advice to Management

    Focus effort on technology strength and open source community contributions.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Past Prime"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good opportunity for upward growth

    Cons

    new product launches don't have a market fit

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of change right now"

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people in marketing and good branding. Many strong speakers like the CMO, Chief Data Officer and Industry leaders. Some teams are well resourced and put on great events or have cool sponsorships.

    Cons

    Marketing isn't unified and the way budget is distributed isn't optimal. We never had a marketing all-hands this year and because of that it feed disjointed sometimes. Couple that with a LOT of turnover around merger uncertainty and we are stalled in many areas.

    Advice to Management

    Treat strong employees well through the merger because many are getting multiple offers from other tech firms. Promote people and give them a career path. Bring together the new marketing org as soon as possible and collaborate/set direction/unify.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Leadership wake up - Cloudera/Hadoop is not anymore considered modern tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good place if you want to spend time working on diverse set of tools.
    - Good customer base (keeping cloudera still in the market)

    Cons

    - Poor leadership visibility and direction to their teams.
    - Product strategy is messed up. No stable or successful product recently. Only surviving with Cloudera Manager.
    - Internal teams(Professional services, Engineering, Sales, Support) are not aligned to drive towards common goals.

    Advice to Management

    - Customers are always first for the company. But for leadership employees should be first. Helping individuals to build a successful profile will have a direct influence on the business and customers. Hear the feedback from employees to keep the best talent, it automatically drives the business towards success.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Still strong despite some external perceptions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    The market opportunity is massive, and the merger with Hortonworks makes a lot of sense. We also have an executive staff that believes strongly in fostering an environment of openness.

    Cons

    The technology we provide has almost limitless applications; but its a difficult sale, and still complex to use.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate openly with the staff, and focus resources on making Cloudera Enterprise easier to use.