Hortonworks Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2020

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3.9
71%
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80%
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Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden
Rob Bearden
178 Ratings
Pros
  • "One of the best open source companies to work with(in 42 reviews)

  • "Plenty of opportunity to enhance/pick up skills in big data(in 24 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great Company to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks for less than a year

    Pros

    Pioneers in the big data world - so you get to learn the technology before anyone else could. Great colleagues - if you are working in a bigger team but mostly you will be engaging with clients. Insurance is free.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Lot of your work style depends on client whom you work with, But If you are not happy with a client you can move to other one easily.

  2. "Pleasant experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Premier Support Engineer 
    Recommends

    I worked at Hortonworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Loads of opportunities to learn new technology

    Cons

    high work pressure as custober base is growing but employees headcount is same

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  3. "Best of intentions"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Account Manager in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great portfolio and synergy throughout the organization.

    Cons

    There is no 401k in place.

  5. "Not a bad place at all"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time for 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.

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  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDR in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time for 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!

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hortonworks Inside Sales - Great Start To Career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Life at Hortonworks"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great perks, benefits, people & environment

    Cons

    Favoritism within management, lack of culture

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  9. Helpful (2)

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time for 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

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Culture!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hortonworks full-time for 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.

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