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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Incredible engineers and product

    Nov 1, 2022 - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Amazing, differentiated tech in hyper-growth segment - Happy customers who are expanding - Brilliant CEO founder who attracts uber talented engineers

    Cons

    Just your typical differences between a start up and larger orgs.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent start up that has turned a corner

    May 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I have been working at Kinetica for over two years. When I started we were doing pretty well (on the outside) but it felt more like a lumbering corporate company than a nimble startup, weighed down by a lot of marketing buzzwords (whole lotta hot air) and an enterprise led growth strategy. Things went sour pretty rapidly as covid hit. And we had to go through a few rounds of layoffs and leadership changes. But we have turned it around over the last year thanks to excellent leadership, a shift to a more open developer oriented strategy and improvement in the usability of the product (and a lot of hard work from a lot of committed folks). We just closed on our best quarter yet and it feels like we are on the cusp of a remarkable period of growth. The tougher times have also had a cleansing effect on culture. There is more straight talk and its brought everyone closer and made it a far more collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Let's keep moving in the same direction.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Former employee

    Dec 14, 2021 - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    My time there was short and the team completely changed but overall it was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Too many problems with upper management, disorganized.

    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great DB technology

    Nov 23, 2021 - Sales 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Incredible DB performance using GPU as a performance advantage.

    Cons

    Services intensive solution. Questionable product stability.

    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Lacking Hope

    Nov 10, 2021 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    New founder-ceo is what the company needs, but rest of leadership is missing.

    Cons

    Product is buggy and has too many unused features instead of quality.

    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    good company

    Jun 11, 2021 - Solutions Architect in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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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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  8. 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
    Recommend
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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.

    5 people found this review helpful
  9. 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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  10. 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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    2 people found this review helpful
  11. 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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Kinetica DB has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 63 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at Kinetica DB to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Kinetica DB employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Kinetica DB. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

56% of Kinetica DB employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Kinetica DB 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Kinetica DB to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be management, career development, senior leadership.

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