DataStax Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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DataStax CEO Chet Kapoor
Chet Kapoor
98 Ratings
Pros
  • "We are actively engaged with the open source software community(in 27 reviews)

  • "Most of us work from home but we collaborate a lot better than when I used to work in offices for other companies(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You will compete against Cassandra open source(in 13 reviews)

  • "New CEO is driving the company off a cliff(in 13 reviews)

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

      Great company with bright future

      Sep 9, 2020 - Data Architect in Rutland, VT
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      Pros

      Great product vision, good leadership in a growth NoSQL market. Very positive values. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Working in startup mode, so be ready to shift focus quickly.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Impressive turnaround, experienced and supportive management team with a vision

      Apr 21, 2021 - Product Manager in Oakland, CA
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      Pros

      Opportunity to build something you're proud of Empowering / supportive management Great benefits Remote friendly Talented enthusiastic people already on board Taking action on D&I

      Cons

      in startup mode, which isn't for everyone turnaround affected company trajectory for last several years, until early 2020 when new the management team arrived

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good benefits, but lots of work

      May 5, 2021 - Engineering 
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      Pros

      Great benefits like Health and wellness! Great people.

      Cons

      Teams are short staffed and each team member take on multiple roles, but thats startup life.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      So bad it's almost funny.

      Apr 27, 2021 - Sales in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Compensation is good and not based on location for US employees.

      Cons

      Absolutely no strategy or vision, every week feels like whiplash. Don't be fooled by the reviews that mention "startup chaos." This is a 10+ year old company that is flailing because they have no idea how to be successful. There are many kind and bright folks in middle management but a lot of the leadership team are awful (not all, but a few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch). Not only are they incompetent, but they're also rude, condescending and have zero self-awareness of their own weaknesses or how they are perceived by the rest of the company. Also, a lot of these reviews are fake as employees are explicitly asked to write good reviews to balance out the real reviews.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It's a sinking ship. Avoid!

      May 14, 2021 - Sales 
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      Pros

      Great benefits and we've done an amazing job at hiring the best technical talent in the industry

      Cons

      - CEO - CEO's buddies - Condescending bullies - SUPER Toxic working environment - Poor overall strategy - product and sales - #1 competitor is our open source version I can go on and on...

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great overall onboarding experience! (New hire) - BDR

      Mar 30, 2021 - Business Development Representative in Miami, FL
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      Pros

      Every individual really knows what they're talking about when you have any questions. Overall, the culture is awesome and you can feel the pride everyone has in their work, it really shows!

      Cons

      The only one I can think of is the amount of information you're given once you start employment and asked to go over. It can be overwhelming for some folks but can easily be manageable once you structure your day and prioritize tasks.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great for low-level entry aspiring engineers. Choose otherwise if you have options.

      Feb 28, 2021 - Technical Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Company benefits are great, the best I've ever had.

      Cons

      Upper management has a tenuous grasp at what it takes to do the job, in addition to being unskilled and unprepared to lead a team successfully. You are considered replaceable at any given moment and how long you've been there and how hard you work is irrelevant. You will be expected to do things that you've not been told you're expected to do that is out of scope with what you've agreed to do when you were hired. You may enjoy the company at first but will quickly realize the insufficiencies of your manager and the organization as a whole and understand it is not a place for a skilled engineer who has options.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love the direction they are taking

      Apr 13, 2021 - Account Executive 
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      Pros

      Company has great opportunity and huge market to tackle Growth is underway, they are preparing to expand Benefits and overall culture is amazing

      Cons

      With growing there are pains in figuring out exactly how to message the product. Time will help

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company with bright future ahead!

      Apr 7, 2021 - Sales Operations 
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      Pros

      I am really impressed that DataStax is more focused on their core values and being a remote first company, work life balance has been great! There are great opportunities to grow and be challenged which really motivates me! Team here is really supportive.

      Cons

      It can be fast moving and working sporadic hours most of the time.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Exciting potential, be ready to work

      Jan 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Remote work (even before covid) - Wide range of tech, work in AWS, GCP and Azure - Great pay - Management willing to move you around when you want to try something new - Great people to work with, "us versus them" mentality not prevalent as in other corporate settings I've been. - Over last year our growth has taken me from hesitant of wide changes to truly excited about the direction of company and results of our work.

      Cons

      - Remote communications can at times lead to gaps in requirements - Typical fast growth/startup pains - Injections can chew up time in a big push only to be dropped at last moment - No retirement matching (options and bonuses hopefully offset that when/if we IPO). - Work/life balance at times awful, but it has been improving as we add more engineers and teams/products mature.

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