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Hortonworks Reviews

Updated November 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "One of the best open source companies to work with" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Good culture and work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance and maneuverability" (in 16 reviews)

  • "NOT FOUND ERROR --" No Cons Found :P" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with solid benefit and compensation packages."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Account Manager in Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Federal Account Manager in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great portfolio and synergy throughout the organization.

    Cons

    There is no 401k in place.


  2. "Best of intentions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hortonworks full-time

    Pros

    Fast growing startup, publicly held which made it more interesting

    Cons

    Field sales management seemed clueless to the realities. Terrible decision making when promoting managers that aren't qualified. Worst manager I ever worked for, 20+ years in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  3. "Not a bad place at all"

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to expand your learning spectrum

    Cons

    Its political, similar to the US politics and peoples opinion about the same.

    Advice to Management

    Mean it when you say we are transparent


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - BDR in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - BDR in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, great offices, great people!

    Cons

    If you are not open to the constant change a start-up brings it won't be for you. I however really enjoy it, it keeps things interesting!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hortonworks Inside Sales - Great Start To Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Top level training program

    Cons

    Decentralized leadership
    Organization structure changes often


  6. "Life at Hortonworks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, benefits, people & environment

    Cons

    Favoritism within management, lack of culture

    Advice to Management

    Learn to mingle outside of management & reprimand those in management that need it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, public but feels like start-up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independence to work on your ideas, management easy and not standing on ur head, food

    Cons

    Late to market on some products, management should have more skilled folks for the job they are doing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A colloborative company culture is enabling employees to do their best work!
    HR Organization is world class filled with smart, experienced, and driven individuals!
    Benefits and catered lunches!

    Cons

    Keep true to your values as we soar to new heights.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communications with employees, we appreciate it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay with room to grow based on performance

    Cons

    Long hours - no work life balance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SVP product"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Product in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Product in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative culture, fast paced, talented teams

    Cons

    a lot on our plate to manage

    Advice to Management

    continue sharing the vision for next 2 years


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