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Found 290 of over 303 reviews
3.9
68% Recommend to a Friend
Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden
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Found 289 of over 303 reviews

3.9
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Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden
Rob Bearden
177 Ratings

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  • "The share price has gone up 120% over the last year and some great people have joined the organization.(in 29 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and company perks.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Great culture and technology.(in 15 reviews)
  • "Access to the engineering team is great.(in 14 reviews)
  • "Everyone was friendly and open.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    good company

    Jan 31, 2022 - Senior TSE in Raleigh, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    place to learn about hadoop

    Cons

    not open in comms from top down

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place

    Jan 17, 2022 - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Team atmosphere was great. Free lunches. Everyone was very collaborative.

    Cons

    Merged with Cloudera and the culture changed.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Dec 15, 2020 - Senior Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Bonus, Flexibility, Culture

    Cons

    Some people, some projects, senior management

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Meh

    Oct 13, 2020 - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They were great back in the day

    Cons

    Cloudera owns them now. Sigh....

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Pleasant experience

    Apr 27, 2020 - Premier Support Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company to work

    Jan 1, 2019 - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Best of intentions

    Nov 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company with solid benefit and compensation packages.

    Oct 3, 2018 - Federal Account Manager in Leesburg, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great portfolio and synergy throughout the organization.

    Cons

    There is no 401k in place.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Not a bad place at all

    Sep 28, 2018 - Product Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    Sep 17, 2018 - BDR in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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!

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Hortonworks has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 303 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at Hortonworks to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Hortonworks employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Hortonworks. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

68% of Hortonworks employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Hortonworks 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Hortonworks to be career development, culture, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, senior leadership, management.

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