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"Great Company Leading the Big Data Space"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Hortonworks and Hadoop is at the center of one of the best markets in years
Winning company strategy around open source development and partnerships
Strong partnerships with leading data companies, like Microsoft, SAP, Teradata, SAS, Rackspace and others
Phenomenal employees who build great technology or strongly service their customers
Strong management team who has been through this journey before

Cons

Early company in a very competitive space
The pace and the personal sacrifice required to be successful in an early stage company is not for everybody

Advice to Management

Stay the course and you are building a $1B company!

Other Employee Reviews for Hortonworks

  1. "Right moves for culture and growth...."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Latest management moves were VERY welcome. Culture had changed under departed leadership and had become untenable. Crass language, shoot from the hip moves, sexist comments, and lack of respect for the individual. Spreading the COO responsibility to the CFO was a smart move. He is trusted, knows the business, and has a great respect for individuals. IMMEDIATE upswing in morale and attitudes.

    Cons

    Challenging market expectations mean high internal expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people on board, they have been in the boat and know what we are about and how we get things done, which has been successful so far.


  2. "Passionate team with good direction"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks as a contractor

    Pros

    Teams all pushing toward common goal. Good work environment. Good collaboration. Transparent.

    Cons

    Must be willing to work in a dynamic environment. This company still has a start up feel, which could be a Con for some.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good communication and team feel.

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