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"Pentaho not recommended .... at all."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The company has a unique and justified position in the crowed business intelligence market. They offer a nice tech stack at a reasonable price point. Employees are generally friendly and want to do well by the company.

Cons

Company experiencing pressure from a variety of market factors: pressure from large BI vendors who are now offering substantially lower entry point pricing, pressure from niche vendors such as Tableau Software, Yellowfin, and many others who are have beautiful light BI offerings at a better price than Pentaho. Company does not value sales. Company does not value employee contribution. Executives are disconnected from the business. Senior management must not have gone to business school as they are hiring their friends, family, etc and not placing the best resource in leadership roles. CEO is bored or tired and not involved in the day to day management of the business. Company has changed strategic direction 4 times in the past 2 years. There is no way to execute when senior manage does not lead.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring your friends to lead the company. Pick a strategy and stick to it for more than six months. Reward good performance with acknowledgement. On sales side, tell your senior management team to go to a seminar on what it is like to sell in 2011. 1996 does not work any more, seriously! You are losing all your top talent. Don't give up. Care!

Other Employee Reviews for Pentaho

  1. "A good company for senior people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed workplace, with great people.
    All the senior staff is eager to teach and assist everyone in performing better
    Being in a product-driven company gave me a very good feeling at the end of the day

    Cons

    There is no transparency between management and the remaining workforce. Too many secrets, too many weird meetings.
    Benefits are quite different for different people, which is normal, but not at that level.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to you employees and be honest to them. Don't brag about record sales and then say there's little money for salary increases in the next month.
    Don't let some teams have great parties and continuously post and brag about it on social media, while others must beg to have a proper kick-off event.
    Stop being so shy about letting the company know that people are leaving. I


  2. "Software engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Junior Software Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Contractor - Junior Software Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentaho as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    True open door policy, supportive colleagues and management. Nice environment to work. Flexible hours. Nice equipment. And also struggling to do the 20 words...

    Cons

    No explicit career path, and salaries are secret. I have no more cons but I have to write 20 words so...

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