Cloudera - Great Company, Great Place to Work, Great Future | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company, Great Place to Work, Great Future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Face paced, execution focused culture with a huge dose of humanity - Intelligent, experienced co-workers, many of whom have long tenures and believe in the tech/long-term prospects of the company - Management and colleagues care about your overall work experience and career progression - Lot's of challenging problems to work when you're trying to make an open source software business with a complex product work... at scale Bottom line: people are respectful of your time and life and aren't political. It's a high energy atmosphere where you wake up excited to go to work.

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    Cons

    - Scaling an open-source software business based on support is difficult. - A merger is highly disruptive so it takes time to get back into execution mode. I would say we've been through the worst of this for 2 months and it's definitely showing. - Dealing with general pessimism from outside analysts and a low stock price isn't for everyone. - Still not a huge organization by some standards so it's not a place... to get "lost" in the mix. It's very much all hands on deck.

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    Advice to Management

    This is complex stuff, it's easier for people to feel nervous when they don't fully understand the tech/use cases/value. I think robust education around product (especially CDP) for the rank and file would be helpful. $750M in revenue = massive value creation. I think it's easy for that to get lost on people when the stock price is low.

    Cloudera2019-06-28
  1. "Excellent and best employer so far"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cana, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent and best employer so far

    Cons

    as of the moment none

    Cloudera2019-10-29
  2. Helpful (4)

    "For those who DO see the forest for the trees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright Future - Cloudera is uniquely positioned to enable the world's largest enterprises to industrialize machine learning and artificial intelligence. We are enabling them to also break the shackles of public cloud providers by allowing them to switch between clouds when it is financially convenient for these enterprises. If you can understand the impact of these two pillars, you can understand to value Cloudera... will drive in the long term. Earning potential - Being in the Cloud space, Cloudera has to pay up, specially in essential functions: Engineering, Field Engineering, Sales. Big enough, without the "big company" feel - Cloudera has around 3,000 employees, but has the potential to feel like a 1,000 employee company. This means you are still able to easily network and create your own career path with enough proactive effort Confidence from top Investors - Carl Icahn believes we are undervalued. So much so that he has bought almost 20% of Cloudera stock. An agreement has been reached that for 2 board members from Icahn, he will maintain his current stake. This is the best of both worlds New product release that is set to disrupt the market - time will tell the end story, but early signs show good promise

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    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart - The Enterprise AI/ML space is still developing, not anywhere near maturity yet. There is constant change, and one must be willing to buckle up, focus on the mission at hand, and expect the bumps of the ride. Some processes are still being flushed out - Post merger with Hortonworks, the company doubled in size overnight. This inorganic sudden growth in company size meant that there was... a delay in a lot of process implementation that a normal company would go through over time. If you're not one to take ownership, you won't make it - don't expect anything being handed on a silver platter. The promotions, the recognition, the "insert anything I believe I'm entitled to" will not simply come your way. Everyone has to prove their worth, build their brand, prove themselves, and earn it. If this doesn't jive with you, you won't jive with the culture.

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    Advice to Management

    Going into next year, and with the merger behind us, it's time to focus. "The Merger" is no longer a viable excuse for anyone to not get it together. We've managed to hold it together through that gauntlet, so at this point, anything is possible. Don't underestimate the power of culture, diversity, and empathy. A lot of much needed changes have been happening, now it's time to prove that the choices top leaders have... made were the right choices. And if they weren't, course correct and move on, quickly. We all want to believe, a lot of us DO believe, help us continue to do so.

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    Cloudera2019-10-25

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