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Updated Jun 11, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    good company

    Jun 11, 2021 - Solutions Architect in Arlington, VA
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    Pros

    nice people, interesting work, good location, sometimes remote work

    Cons

    some clients are walking red flags, but they pay the bills

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great technology and engineering staff with a troubling go-to-market team

    Apr 16, 2021 - Senior Solutions Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    The data warehouse, analytical capabilities, and engineering staff are truly special.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, honesty, transparency, and integrity amongst the go-to-market leadership and CEO. Continuous turnover and instability with poisonous attitudes and a lack of humanity. The professional services, sales, solution engineering, and the rest of the go-to-market organization have an awful and depressing culture.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Challenging & Rewarding Work

    Mar 22, 2021 - Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fast Paced, never boring, always learning

    Cons

    You may need to wear several hats, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great technology

    Mar 6, 2021 - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very fast database for large scale data projects. Lots of talented engineers in the Arlington office. For certain use cases no one can do what Kinetica does. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The use cases that can applied to this kind of technology are not mainstream. Few companies seem to have the data requirements that warrant this performance. Made it hard to find customers. Not great market recognition still lots of evangelizing that needs to happen. Lack of developer community means lack of organic growth. Tough to compete with household names such as databricks snowflake mongodb and others.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Limitless Potential

    Feb 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    *One of kind product that has the potential to change the data cloud market *Best in class talent, including an outstanding engineering team *Leadership that listens and offers transparency on what is and is not working

    Cons

    *Company is healing after tough but necessary organizational changes.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing place to work and grow

    Feb 15, 2021 - Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) 
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    Pros

    Innovative, Great Colleagues, Awesome clients

    Cons

    Not really anything negative to say

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great startup company

    Feb 10, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Extraordinary team, stimulating environment, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Frequent change of management, unclear future

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Tons of potential

    Jan 8, 2021 - Principal TPM in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible work.

    Cons

    Software needs to move to cloud readiness to maintain competitive advantage.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    no strategy, no motivation

    Feb 8, 2021 - Professional Services in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    nice office, free snacks, no red tape on doing work, friendly people in Virginia office, free parking in office building, hard working staff looking to create something good. no issues typical government contractors have, everyone has admin rights to machines to do work fast without gatekeeper bs. good transparency at allhands, but wish there was better news

    Cons

    Cash bonus figures changed into vague promises of stock and RSU - but no one knows who gets it, when we get it, how much we got, no record of stock grants, no emails, just verbal promises at allhands meetings, finance department with no clue how real organization works and no clue of recordkeeping, giant beancounter staff unable to figure out bonus payments or other basic company functions. no more travel, no more conferences, barely any international activity, what are they working on!? kinetica changed themselves three times, even during my brief employment. the company has no idea what they are or where they need to go. all coding is done in Virginia but all decisions are made by absentee strategists who knows where they are. there is no product strategy, no product management, and no company identity. previous CPO fled sinking ship leaving no credible heir apparent, no bother to hire replacement. executive staff pureposely hiring C players, at best, probably to protect their own jobs. job security more important than hiring right person for right spot. product managers too busy brownnosing to actually do product research or find coherent features. feature of the year jumps from one wagon to the next while missing obvious things like cloud until late 2020. too busy focusing on arcane bells and whistles but missed snowflake and cloud! nepotism is everywhere in hiring and even in layoffs. nepotism more important even than diversity when layoffs come. experienced diverse people are axed but inexperienced insiders are kept. PS and CS people left to q.e. product at client site while company lets q.e. staff go. high stress field jobs because product stability is so poor. low level workers all unmotivated. engineers unmotivated to fix quality issues and always chasing next product feature fantasy. should focus on industry standard things like quality and cloud. mostly missing CXO suite. top leaders dont hire credible lower tiers and left with talent gap when they leave.

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee

    point of no return

    Dec 30, 2020 - Solutions Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    reasonable expectations, no impossible missions or wacky release timelines smart engineers good vacation policy good work life balance

    Cons

    new workers tricked with 401k matching policy and benefits, learn a month later it will be cut. tricked by cash bonus policy replaced with worthless RSUs. tricked with good benefits, cut back during 2021 enrollment. executive management hands off and lacks fear factor previous c-suite provided, workers care less ad less, AEs care more about process than dollar sales. slack is full of tumbleweeds because hope lost, previous head of product left leaving a product void with no bench, company unable to hire chief product officer for many months now. previous executives and vps leaving to key competitor and to start rival platform at cloud provider. company unable to keep best sales engineers, brain drain of talent. also not able to keep diversity as hardworking lowlevel people doing work leave. company fatally focused on growing weak internal talent and not hiring from outside. almost no sales, except major consulting deals doubtful company will survive

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