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Databricks Reviews

Updated December 3, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good engineers, good culture, and challenging work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most healthy work environment I've ever been in. The work is interesting to me, the leadership is approachable and receptive to feedback, and the company trajectory is great. There's a reason very few people leave.

    Cons

    Doesn't have the name-brand recognition outside of the big data space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to employees even as you grow.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fast Growing and Great Startup Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Great product and technology that enables companies to get value out of their data.
    Awesome colleagues that are willing to help solve any business critical technical challenges.
    Good benefits and strong company growth.
    Data driven company to helps focus on key company goals to increase our overall business.

    Cons

    Career ladders are not clearly defined. However, management has always been open to discuss my feedback and help make changes.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Excited for what’s ahead!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly bright people, lots of exciting problems to solve, perks are some of the best around and some of the biggest companies in the world are heavily relying on the product, while growth is absolutely off the charts.

    Cons

    Are there challenges? Of course, but when you are growing this fast it’s inevitable there will be speed bumps along the way. It’s all part of the fun and people are passionate about working together to get this company ready for the next stages.

    Advice to Management

    They already are, but continue to invest in hiring experienced operators that have helped scale incredibly fast growing companies.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Need Adult E-Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Databricks full-time

    Pros

    Company is growing fast in all metrics.

    Cons

    E-Staff is not growing. They are having 200-dB parties in the open office at 3:00 PM on a workday while everyone else is busy working.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up please.


  5. Helpful (15)

    "average startup with poor EQ"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    highly educated folks, lots of collaboration

    Cons

    Narcissism, Elitism, the rise of Academia Celebrities,


  6. Helpful (35)

    "Engineering Leadership Doesn't Know How to Scale"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Databricks full-time

    Pros

    Even though we lost/are losing talented engineers, there are still many smart people for now.

    Cons

    Leadership is doing a great job lowballing engineers. By paying industry average salaries to above average workforce, they manage to save a couple thousand dollars a year. Meanwhile the company has 200 million funds sitting in a bank account collecting interest. People will jump ship finally.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell people to 'act as owner' when they only have 0.001% ownership. It simply doesn't make sense.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Working my tail off for HUGE upside"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fast growing, massive market opprotunity. We're on the cutting edge of cloud computing selling to the largest enterprises in the world. As more companies embrace the cloud migration we are very well positioned.

    Cons

    You'll work hard, but I don;t view this as a con (some might though). If you want to come somewhere to sit in the shadows and collect a paycheck this isn't the right place. Everyone has high expectations, but that's okay because we're all working to build something great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Join the rocket ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible people, the best training and great benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to share.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Great team


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Culture, People, Leadership, Technology, Delivery...... World Class Organization !"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly Positive Organization...by all measurements

    Cons

    There are No Cons to speak of....!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to Listen, Teach, Innovate & Lead


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Company and Great Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding leadership team that is extremely focused.
    A work environment that provides and encourages continued learning.
    Customers love the product and are great supporters of the company.
    Investors that use their contacts to help open doors to new potential customers.

    Cons

    You need to want to be in a hyper growth company environment. It is exciting but a great deal of work and to be happy here you need to want that type of challenge.