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Hortonworks Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "One of the best open source companies to work with" (in 40 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. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hortonworks Inside Sales - Great Start To Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    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

  3. 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


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Culture!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay"

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    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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Insanely chaotic"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Work culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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