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Updated Apr 22, 2021

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Pros
  • "Fast paced, high growth, positive work environment(in 11 reviews)

  • "Kafka is game-changing technology with an amazing addressable market(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of room to grow means it can get hectic at times, the typical growing pains of rocket ship unicorn(in 11 reviews)

  • "Not a "con" per se, we are growing so fast the need to adapt to change is a must(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Fantastic company with lots of opportunities

      Aug 26, 2020 - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Fast growing & successful company -Executive team very engaged with employees -Lots of opportunity for growth -Comparable (or higher) pay than most other B2B tech companies -Big focus on work/life balance (not just something that is talked about, but genuinely something the company cares about and takes action to support)

      Cons

      Really can't think of anything negative to say. It has been an overall great experience so far.

      7 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to learn

      Apr 6, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great leadership, very flexible schedule

      Cons

      Fast growth causes immature dev process

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      One of the best companies to work for right now

      Mar 13, 2021 - Solutions Architect 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work culture. People are always sweet and kind. Lots and lots of growth and opportunities to learn. Fantastic product which customers really love

      Cons

      Hyper growth can mean sometimes things are not as smooth as you want them to be

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to work at with some growing pains

      Mar 2, 2021 - Product Designer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great community to work in. I generally enjoy working with the people here and feel that my opinion is valued. I feel supported by my manager and team and genuinely feel like any feedback I give is recognized and acted on to build a better culture.

      Cons

      The company is focused a lot on working fast and not so much on the quality of our work, which has resulted in a lot of debt build up both in our product and in how we operate internally. Also, there's a lack of socializing and helping teams feel connected with each other since work has gone remote.

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Kafka is Great but Beware Culture Problems

      Aug 28, 2020 - Technical Field 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Kafka is game-changing technology with an amazing addressable market. - Confluent is the main player to address this market with a focus on the more advanced use cases in the space. - Lots of incredibly talented individuals all across Confluent who want to see it succeed

      Cons

      The culture has declined over time but always been problematic. Confluent is not the type of place that rewards identifying risks and problems. There is a huge emphasis on following the party line and never questioning decisions or paths forward. Top performers are labeled as a troublemaker when they try and warn the organization of customer problems or potential issues with product or approach. You either drink the coolaid and shut up, or you can spend your entire career here watching the "yes man" types get ahead. Furthermore, the company is morphing into a more Oracle sales model due to new leadership and pushing out the elite talent that got Confluent to where it is today to bring in friends from the past.

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      26 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      The best company I have worked at..period!

      Mar 8, 2021 - Marketing Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture of collaboration, great pay structure and company in growth phase

      Cons

      No downsides to speak of

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome culture

      Mar 17, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart humble and empathetic people. Great leadership in execs

      Cons

      Not much to say as cons

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great problems & Opportunities. Odd, Secretive, Poor Mid-Management

      Oct 2, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      (1) Lots of complex problems and opportunities; (2) Fast-growing, so there's a lot to gain from being here. (3) Great for career development perspective on a resume.

      Cons

      Your job experience depends mostly on your direct manager. I left after a short period of time. (1) Culture. Culture. Culture. Mid-management expects you to follow their instructions on any technical specs and not deviate from it even if it's potentially solved in a better way. Feedback isn't transparent and instead, employees are terrified of communicating to managers what's wrong and where they need help. My relationship with my manager was combative from day one: whether it was rhetorical questions like "do you know what X metric means?" in order to tease out if I understood a technical concept tested during the interview, or the manager's tendency to associate minor formatting issues of a presentation or chart as a proxy for technical competency (when communication issues were rife), this place needs a shake up.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      great

      Apr 10, 2021 - Software Engineer in Union Station, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      confluent is really a good company......

      Cons

      I have no idea on this

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best place I’ve ever worked - come join us!

      Feb 7, 2021 - Sales Operations in Mountain View, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great culture Great sales ops leadership Smart colleagues Team oriented Exciting Free food (when office was open) Unlimited PTO

      Cons

      Loooooooooooooooong hours at times A lot of change

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      1 person found this review helpful
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