Cloudera Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Cloudera President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Bearden
Rob Bearden
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and work life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • "A leading big data company, and the only one remaining Hadoop era company(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As with all start-ups that go IPO, there are some growing pains and there is a need to roll up sleeves(in 30 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be difficult to maintain at points(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great W2 at a Disruptive Company

      Apr 27, 2021 - Sales Management 
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      Pros

      The platform depth and breadth is amazing. Over 40 Apache projects supported. Every deal is unique. Multiple entry points into almost any account. 21 Extra, mandatory, and identical vacation days in 2020 and 2021 across the company for mental health and family during the pandemic. Having them all on the same days means you aren't working "much" (Since the whole company is "off" on the same days) other than Customer Calls while on "vacation". Its sales, so cmon you know you are working a little. Open Source Model provides steady leads for pipeline development.

      Cons

      Complex product portfolio requires curious/disciplined mind to learn it all. Shift to cloud requires steady customer support and hand holding through migrations. When they get there it is great, but takes time to get them there.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Inconsistent

      May 7, 2021 - Human Resources Operations Specialist in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      good work life balance in the company

      Cons

      inconsistent leadership at the executive level, not very trustworthy

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good technology

      Apr 13, 2021 - Director Engineering in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Good technology, good compensation, good promotion.

      Cons

      Up and down roller coaster

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great vision, iffy execution

      Mar 15, 2021 - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
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      Pros

      great work environment, nice colleagues, good benefits, great vision

      Cons

      poorly defined organization, bad execution on vision, lack of priority setting

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company with a lot of challenges

      Mar 18, 2021 - Customer Operations Engineer in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Cloudera is a great company, it has a great culture and it is very fair with its employees.

      Cons

      Cloudera has a lot of challenges in the near future.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Hard job, But I Love it!

      Jan 19, 2021 - Account Executive in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Good compensation and benefits. The technology stack is something you can really get behind. The technical support staff are brilliant.

      Cons

      Very difficult tech to sell. The company is ridiculously process-rich. Even though the company seems to want to keep staff, there seems to be a high level of turn-over. Micro-management happens a lot.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice Place to Work

      Mar 22, 2021 - BSA Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
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      Pros

      Nice Pros, Nice Pros, Nice Pros

      Cons

      No Cons, No Cons, No Cons

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Cloudera is a an amazing company that takes care of its employees.

      Feb 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great technology, excellent pay and benefits, and a fantastic work/life balance.

      Cons

      Would be nice if we were more of a household name, which should come in time.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice People, Good Benefits

      Mar 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Nice coworkers. Had buffet-style lunches every day.

      Cons

      As with many startups, the work hours were sometimes long.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      nil

      Mar 8, 2021 - Customer Operations Engineer in Raleigh, NC
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      Pros

      nil, good learning experience could pay higher

      Cons

      nil, getting better, still trying to get stable

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