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Updated February 8, 2018
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MapR Data Technologies CEO John Schroeder
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Pros
  • Smart folks for Big Data projects for test dev and enterprise production (in 15 reviews)

  • Great and successful product while good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Company Culture lost in the management swap out (in 5 reviews)

  • However, management is very open to flex hours which makes work/life balance possible (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MapR Data Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Great product
    2. Really nice and helpful people
    3. Good exposure across the company
    4. Very good culture
    5. Everyone gets a fair share of development, design problems and customer cases which gives wholistic understanding of the product

    Cons

    Need to grow the team to stay ahead.


  2. "Sr Technical support engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Data Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and awesome product.

    Cons

    Not many, just employee iteration rate needs to be really controlled.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring and retaining smart engineers and keep the environment collaborative.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "mapr seems lost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Data Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good technology .
    lots of scope and use cases that can be worked out.

    Cons

    no vision n clarity.
    very political environment.
    is it a storage company or a big data company or what ???
    it has no identity of its own.

    Advice to Management

    Please choose a field n try to excel , instead of going on in all the directinos and failing in all of them.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Thank You Board - Schroeder is Back!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Data Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing technology.
    Loyal customers.
    Strong Board of Directors.
    Oracle cultural take over is done!
    Great health benefits.

    Cons

    Women are under valued and rarely promoted.
    No women on the BOD or in C-suite.
    Former Oracle leadership killed the culture.
    Wasted time and lost key talent under entitled leadership.
    There are a lot of FoM in key roles - please evaluate their contributions vs salaries.
    Ridiculously stingy bonus program and no 401k matching.

    Advice to Management

    Restoring Schroeder as CEO is the best news.
    Leverage everyone's excitement to make swift changes to improve efficiency and culture.
    Need to narrow product focus - can't be everything to everyone.
    For once and for all get a solid marketing plan, fund it and stick to it. We have the best solution out there, but our message is confusing.
    Shut Dallas office, open a SF office.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Hope they can change things around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Data Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are few good mentors and the technology space is very challenging so there is opportunity to learn no matter which department you enter.

    Cons

    Worst culture I've worked for. I recently learn that Matt Mills, former CEO, is leaving the company and I hope that starts fixing things. The opportunity for introspect is what lead me to share this opinion.
    - There is a toxic culture among executives saying whatever the superior wants to hear and poorly executing. The amount of talent that has left the company in the last years should give you a clue that there is something wrong.
    - There is no clear strategy from a business perspective, which translate for poor messaging, execution and confusing documentation. There is no integrated experience for customers.
    - No investment in scalability of processes. The financial growth was allegedly sustained by cutting back in expenses (human and technological resources). No way to measure results and replicate success.
    - No transparency. Town halls are frequent but never say the problems were are dealing and what we are doing to fix them. It's a rumor in the hallways culture to find out what is really happening. Extremely toxic that foster little collaboration and trust among colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. Build a strategy, focus on executing and build moral. Fairly paid & reward your employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Jump the sinking ship while you can"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Data Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is good. Lots of remote workers.

    Smart worker bees

    Cons

    No career growth
    No culture
    Bi-yearly reorgs
    No 401k matching

    A palpable sense that negative change is coming, if not already (layoffs?). New (former) ceo, new cro, no cmo, no coo, two ctos, new and cheaper multi-tenant hq, less perks.

    Advice to Management

    Read these reviews.

    Upper management/C-suite/the board of directors need to do an audit on why employee turnover is in the double-digits among other issues.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Data Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good products and some good people

    Cons

    Chaotic. I sense a very large layoff taking place tomorrow - I hope I am wrong. Inconsistencies on what I am hearing and what I have found during research.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the program. I know the current CEO is undoing what the prior CEO has done but there are some good programs and good people here.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Broad technology and opportunities, but lost their technical execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MapR Data Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on an incredible variety of technology
    Smart employees yearning to build leading products
    Incredible market opportunity

    Cons

    Do not work in engineering unless you came from Informatica - the culture that management team has created is toxic
    Engineers are employee #s and nothing more - no effort to advance their careers to help both them and the company together
    Leadership focused on placing blame and preventing advancements over delivering product
    Salaries are on-target, but equity is poor

    Advice to Management

    Replace engineering management immediately. Little was learned from the wave of people who have left so expect that to continue


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Heterodox approach to Hadoop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MapR Data Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Rock solid technology - MapR XD is a real file system, HDFS is not
    *Some great in-market sales leaders
    *Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    *Sometimes tech forward rather than market back
    *In the midst of culture shift due to CEO change - the Oracle tide was washing in
    *Still trying to overcome first mover advantage of Cloudera, and to a lesser extent Hortonworks

    Advice to Management

    *Think hard about how to win in the cloud
    *Invest in working well with the ecosystem


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MapR Data Technologies full-time

    Pros

    It is a good product

    Cons

    There are no growth opportunities and they treat entry level people like crap. CFO treats people as if they're completely disposable and is extremely rude and disrespectful. You can imagine how terrible this makes the culture. HR doesn't listen to complaints or concerns, even from exit interviewees. Although there have been many complaints about the same people, they still sit on their thrones to this day. (1/16/17)

    Advice to Management

    People shouldn't have to walk on eggshells around management. Get rid of the toxic people that are still there, and recognize talent when it is due. Promote from within and give your talented employees a reason to stay...


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