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Updated Jan 22, 2021

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Cloudera President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Bearden
Rob Bearden
107 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 place to work

      Jan 22, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance. Open source. Lots of talented engineers. Good salary.

      Cons

      Stock price has been the same the past few years.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Enjoyed my time while it lasted....

      Oct 16, 2020 - Customer Success Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People were great! If you like Big Data Technology is a great place to be. Felt like a new, growing company - lots of momentum and excitement. Cafeteria lunch in Palo Alto was awesome! Work life balance was great! The Manager and VP I reported to were outstanding!

      Cons

      Overall great experience before I was negatively impacted by a RIFF that I was informed was due to COVID. small complaint - quickly growing team did not have some move advanced internal tools in place yet to make performing job responsibility in a more effective manner.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work, but lacks clear direction

      Sep 16, 2020 - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cloudera is a good place to work as an engineer. I can see that the company really takes care of their employees and I feel a sense of loyalty because of this. Work-life balance - From unlimited PTO to "unplug" days that force everyone to take time away from work; Cloudera really does "walk-the-talk" in ensuring there is a sustainable work-life balance. Peers - I have been fortunate to work with lots of smart people at Cloudera that are experts in numerous disciplines. You'll probably work with the person who wrote the book on subject X at some point Management - Management focuses on transparency and regularly makes themselves available to answer questions from rank-and-file employees. Management seems to genuinely care about the employee experience. Growth - The company is reorienting itself to head-off competitors and the ever-evolving competitive landscape. This can be chaotic, but also provides interesting challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. If you want to engineer big data products, Cloudera is the place to be.

      Cons

      Lacks clear direction - A clear direction is rarely shared by everyone. It doesn't feel like we are all focused on moving in the same direction. Major initiatives do not seem well-organized and can be chaotic. Overseas hiring - Most of the company's hiring is occurring overseas in lower-cost markets. If you lose an Engineer in the US or UK you're most likely going to have to back-fill with someone from a lower cost market who doesn't have as much experience or knowledge. Remote first? - Cloudera is trying to evolve into a remote-first company (as many others are too), but not making enough progress in this area. Home office - There is minimal assistance in maintaining a home office for remote workers. The company only provides a laptop and a one-time stipend which won't even cover the cost of a desk. You'll have to pay for everything else out-of-pocket. Open source - I used to enjoy contributing to open source projects as part of my day-to-day job. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case due to the company's evolving product strategy.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company to work for

      Aug 12, 2020 - Staff Customer Operations Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work culture Smart people around to work with Nice learning and good work-life balance Understanding managers Well balanced support on-call

      Cons

      Well, nothing wrong happened to me personally. Can't think of anything.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work Enviornment

      Aug 15, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good environment to work and enjoy.

      Cons

      need better work life balance.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Sep 22, 2020 - Full Time Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company is trying to provide work-life balance and handles remote work relatively well.

      Cons

      Limited career development unless you are connected. Need to work on rewarding employees when they go above and beyond.

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great from outside world, Miserable in reality

      Nov 20, 2019 - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Nice office, good amenities, nice coworkers

      Cons

      * Some people in management positions do not have the concept of work-life balance * There is a sense of competition rather than team bonding or working together * Personal career development is a myth here

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      20 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work.

      May 7, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and work life balance. Excellent salary and benefits. Fun place.

      Cons

      The changing of CEOs consistently.

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Going through a rough patch

      Jan 22, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Cloudera has excellent work/life balance * The product is awesome and almost everything is open source * Big data is used to stop fraud, save lives, and generate billions of dollars of value in the world - it is definitely a "make the world a better place" type job

      Cons

      * After the merger between CLDR and HWX, things are not going well. 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. * After leaving, people are not getting backfilled quickly enough, leading to serious resourcing problems. This creates a negative feedback loop and more people leaving. Also, no, you cannot move *all* of those roles to Budapest or India, that is not the same thing. * Career growth is difficult unless you are an absolute rockstar that rises above everyone around you. * Under-investment in infrastructure and tooling * Acts like a company 1/4 their size or less, very weak on cross-company tools or processes. * Hasn't yet figured out how to coordinate across GEOs in different time zones effectively.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company

      Sep 18, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      food, compensation, work/life balance, might have a future depends on new directions

      Cons

      This was an emotional roller coaster

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