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Datameer Employee Reviews about "growing pains"

Updated Apr 18, 2018

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3.3
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Datameer Chief Executive Officer Christian Rodatus (no image)
Christian Rodatus
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very Exciting to help Enterprise Customers receive Business Value from their Big Data Investment(in 16 reviews)

  • "There are/were some great people at the company, as well as limited oversight from superiors during mass layoffs or turnover (which was frequent)(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "big data on Hadoop" to "BI on Hadoop" to "native(in 8 reviews)

  • "Growing pains associated with change have a negative impact on certain individuals(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Growing Company with great potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Datameer full-time

    Pros

    If you have entrepreneurial spirit and appetite for innovation, it is a great place to work. -Fair, market-competitive salary and benefits -Collaborative and open working environment -Dedicated leadership/management team -Opportunity to work with marquee clients -Company-paid lunch/unlimited snacks -Flexible working hours -Teammates are curious, engaging and competent. -Opportunites to work on a cross-functional project

    Cons

    Datameer is still growing and, with that, comes some unsurprising, expected growing pains and challenges.

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    Datameer2018-04-18
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Let's be realistic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Datameer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company continues to be a market leader in its space. Much has changed over the past few years and mostly for the better. The negative reviews and personal attacks are baseless, from people who were quite happy and supportive while employed but suddenly all is bad with the company.... Among many positive improvements is a continued investment in product development including the addition of a number of senior technical resources in the San Francisco office, a new partnership with IBM among many other unannounced developments. The culture of the company has evolved over the past couple of years with more individual empowerment and expected accountability and this was new to many old time employees.

    Cons

    Growing pains continue to be part of any start-up and Datameer is no exception. The company should make faster moves when it comes to partnering with key players like the one with IBM.

    Datameer2018-04-09
  3. Helpful (3)

    "An environment of notable growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Datameer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Leader in the Big Data space and peripheral technologies -Brand recognition is very healthy -Strategies for sales/retention are growing stronger each day -Hiring practices are strategic to address most prominent business and people needs -Runs lean to provide everyone with competitive salaries -Building a culture of feedback and transparency for the leadership team -Accelerated career paths and opportunities are widely available, regardless of what department -Creative and innovative projects are endless -Strong morale and philanthropic environment, supports education, global health, and animal wellness issues in various ways -Great team mentality as a whole and within departments -Highly talented team, very difficult to get that offer letter- 'best of the best' employees

    Cons

    -Growing pains associated with change have a negative impact on certain individuals -The career path presents a number of 'first time managers' and that's positive, but has its challenges associated with it. The management/leadership culture has room to grow but is not likely to affect the company outlook. -The executive team is evolving, in a good way, but that changes the landscape in a way that affects many -The employee perks can be perceived as 'low', though this is a strategic decision to offer better comp -The competitive and high-performing nature of a start-up can create tension for everyone; Datameer is still in the process of building a professional/formal manager training. Because this is incomplete, this is an ongoing (though temporary) issue

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    Datameer2015-02-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Solution Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Datameer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relevant superior technology, great people to work with, transparent approachable leadership, solving analytic challenges to complex problems in Big Data is an addictive experience with Datameer. Open and collaborative environment, great location in SF for HQ, work hard play hard mentality.

    Cons

    Some start-up growing pains with support systems, hard to find people with the Big Data skill sets needed for open positions, and can be hard to keep those people once they get the experience, the Big Data space seems to be above average for employee churn as the space continues to explode.

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    Datameer2015-01-21
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Right Place, Right Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Datameer full-time

    Pros

    The most obvious one is that we are at the right place at the right time. We have first-mover advantage in one of the hottest markets there is, and we are only now finally starting to see some ankle-biters of competition. But with 4+ years of development ahead, a visionary and very involved *product* CEO at the helm, and just huge market opportunity, this is an amazing place to work if you are just as hungry to win. Other than that: + consistently challenged, never bored + a genuine care for our community (volunteering at food banks, have done canned food drives, bought a tree & spread awareness about the delancey street foundation, we even sold a special version of our product where 100% of proceeds went to helping a wildlife foundation that is working to save the elephants, ETC.) + amazing new office in SF close to public transit, food trucks, good restaurants + dog-friendly! :) + SUPER smart people + Weekly happy hours (in-house kegerator) ;)

    Cons

    With any high-growth startup there is going to be growing pains. There is no rest for the weary. You have to want this. There were a few negative people within the organization who have mostly weeded themselves out now but there are a couple left.

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    Datameer2015-01-10
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Always learning something new in a exploding technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Datameer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to make a difference - Lean product with lots of potential - Great, smart, hard working people willing to help each other succeed - Lots of visibility on where company is heading - Generous benefits - Numerous career opportunities.

    Cons

    - Not an environment to warm up a seat every day. - As a fast growing company, lots of challenges keeping internal systems organized (Growing pains). - Need to trim some fat from product and focus on things Datameer is good at.

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    Datameer2014-03-16

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