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Hortonworks Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "The technology is completely open source and meets the needs of the public sector" (in 38 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life Balance has to be maintained by planning your work only effectively" (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "SVP product"

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    • 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


  2. "SMB Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Professional, Friendly environment, Excellent solutions

    Cons

    Management could do with a bit of more understanding of their employees circumstances

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hadoop Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Hadoop Administrator in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Healthy environment and awesome growth

    Cons

    I don't see any

    Advice to Management

    nothing as of now


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Insanely chaotic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits. They also allow for flexible work schedules and work from home days. Most coworkers are friendly and helpful. Technology is interesting.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to be able to make a decision and see it through. Plans are constantly changing, resulting in an unhealthy, chaotic environment. It feels like a bunch of VPs and Execs are flailing around, unsure which direction to go, and everyone is pulling in a different direction.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Leader in the space"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hortonworks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Leader in the space
    *Great pay/benefits
    *Cool offices
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    Cons

    *Leadership
    *Work/Life balance
    *Management tends to lead by fear - culture has suffered because of this

    Advice to Management

    Get the attrition under control


  7. "Great Government/Public Sector Team!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry best technology that meets a major need for government customers. Strong and committed leadership team that leads from the front and assists in getting things done. The team and business has gone through a tremendous transformation the past 1.5 years and the results show it is working! Change is never easy but sometimes necessary. We now have the structure and components of a business - marketing, partners, messaging, and enablement. Can't wait to see what the next 1.5 years will bring.

    Company paid healthcare, unlimited PTO, great culture, smart people, and much more

    Cons

    Internal tools and shared box folders are not as easy to utilize as they could be. Not an uncommon problem but definitely something that could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay true to the open source model that brought us here and keep driving us in the right direction.

  8. "Fast growing organization with a strong committment to public sector."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology is completely open source and meets the needs of the public sector. The commitment to success of the public sector team by leadership is from the top down is great. The tools and enablement from technology training, sales training to management coaching have been extremely helpful.

    Cons

    As with any sales org, making sure everything is entered into the CRM, can be a challenge as there is a lot of interest in the product. Finding time to manage the day to day stuff can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the technology and invest in the space. I'm excited to be part of the public sector team and the path we are on.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "So much opportunity, not enough execution"

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

    I worked at Hortonworks full-time

    Pros

    Hortonworks has a solid customer base and impressive brain power developing the product

    Cons

    Strategy is too agile, things change quickly and isn't well communicated. Not enough employee development, top talent is leaving because you aren't noticing those that go above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people, prioritize projects for all departments. Understand your internal customer needs and how it will push the company forward.


  10. "Big Data Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hortonworks full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to new technology and growing industry

    Cons

    work life balance and maneuverability


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