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- 3.0May 16, 2018Build and Release EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
You may have a chance to touch all sorts of hot new technologies. This company has an above-average chance of giving you some much needed keywords on your resume. You will get opportunities to see multiple variants of full Big Data software stacks, and compare their strengths and weaknesses. Both the CEO and the customers are technical people who dislike excessive marketing BS. The product is used by the Devs and IT groups of other companies, so customer bug reports are much easier to read. The customers make buy-or-reject decisions according to highly-technical standards.
OPEN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT with no environmental noise cancellation. This will drive a lot of people insane, and may even cause physical harm due to stress from the environment. Nearly all process is improvised, everyone is in "immediate" mode where things are done on a basis of who can grab who at any moment. This is despite the fact that it is an enterprise software company that is supposed to produce reliable and stable software. If word gets around that you are competent, then everyone will immediately try to pull you into everything. The top talent seems to inevitably leave, sooner or later. It's one of those kinds of environments.6
- 1.0Mar 22, 2015Senior Staff Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Jose, CA
Pros - you get a paycheck Some people are genuinely very nice and are trying to make the most out of a bad situation. We are in the same boat experiencing the same unfortunate situation of feeling trapped, unappreciated, and flabbergasted at how this company is run and how managers are allowed to keep their jobs.
I cant put into words how terrible the engineering management is. They say you can't truly enjoy the light until you've experienced the darkest darkness. When under foolish engineering management at MapR you'll quickly realize that your next job can only be better. Managers in engineering are not technical and thus invite all sorts of problems. Project management team don't even know the basics of the kind of work being done at the company, but still keeps bugging for the status of the tasks with a completely meaningless "smart sheets". If there is any advice that I can offer to current or future engineers is to save yourself the frustration and heartache of working here. It will affect your happiness and carry over to other parts of your life. There is no such thing as boxing this job into a purely "work" category.24
- 1.0Jan 1, 2016Software EngineerFormer EmployeeSan Jose, CA
Got a good product. Flexible work hours. Nothing other these... Just writing something to fill the 20 word minimum mandated by glass door.
Let's start with work... The Company has got an identity crisis. It claims to be a converged data platform company and NOT yet another Hadoop distro - but indeed customers are using this as a relatively better performing Hadoop distro only. While most of the Hadoop components are outsourced, when it comes to supporting customers' Hadoop deployment, it boils down to blame game & ego frictions. You see two kinds of managers - the one that thrive by satisfying their egos - the others that survive without dignity. No room for new ideas from new engineers unless certified by so called experienced people. The engineering organization is arrogant while the support organization is pathetic. Now the money... Good base pay (if you are lucky and negotiate well) on par with industry. Worst health insurance - even the most expensive PPO plan has a lot of out of pocket even for lab exams. Zero bonus Stock options not worth mentioning. No other benefits I could think of - yeah Friday free lunch from the same vendor almost every week....15
- 3.0Nov 7, 2017Software EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Jose, CA
Stepping stone to big data world. Free food and snacks. Good base compensation. Job safety, low stress.
One word, mediocre management. Reminds me a lot of Vmware, a solid tech stack, but slowly devolving into mediocrity. Management is trying to run a startup with waterfall processes. Releases are spaced apart by several months. Tries to use as much open source as possible without giving back anything to the community. Inside joke is that you have to be from "Oracle/ Informatica cult" to be successful here. Scope for learning anything new is few and far between. Everyone operates in silos. Keep in mind that the CTO/ cofounder ran away to Uber. Completely untransparent about the state of the company. Sales execs thinks they can fool the lowly engineers with fluff like "better than golden state warriors, 80% growth" without revealing exact sales numbers. Very Oracle-ish. Bad stock options. Process is rewarded more than innovation. Again Oracle-ish. Bait and switch bonus: You will only get more than half of all your accumulated bonus only if the company goes ipo. Recruiters not very upfront about this.14
- 5.0Mar 20, 2016Staff Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Jose, CA
- Great opportunity of building new products from scratch - Excellent product base - Great team dynamics - Prudent management of money by exec team - Management heart in the right place, want to grow to become a public company, but not with growth at all costs but with real and differentiated value creation for customers and time-tested business practices - Very good health coverage - no daily free meals but frequent, impromptu and planned events make up for it - Adding best talent every month world over - attractive ISOs Read about some negatives reported by former employees - some of it *was* true but a *lot* has changed for the better. There's always some flux in a fast paced org like MapR so people come and go during different stages of the journey, a natural part of start-up life.
- no 401K match - no cash bonus - great product and brand that no one has heard of compared to the Green guys4
- 5.0Aug 22, 2018Technical Marketing EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsRemote, OR
Mapr is a place for influencers. The kind of people who work at MapR and have grown to become experts in data management and data science, and they're pushing the envelope to make a data platform that performs faster, scales better, and is easier to manage. They are sophisticated people who think about analytics differently because they take for granted how the MapR platform reduces the barriers that often block people from harnessing value from their data. Important companies are using MapR to build applications that do amazing things with data. That exposure to the cutting-edge of analytics and machine learning is what gives people at MapR a unique perspective in today's data driven world. It's great to be part of an organization that plays such a central role in so many marketable skills, like machine learning and data science. Another nice thing: the MapR culture embraces work/life balance. People take full advantage of the unlimited PTO policy. Managements treats us like professionals, so there is a lot of trust.
Too many people leave MapR. They learn really marketable skills, then understandably, use them to find new jobs with higher salaries.
- 2.0Dec 7, 2012EngineerFormer EmployeeSan Jose, CA
Interesting technology. Smart engineers. Decent compensation. You'll learn a lot, vast majority of which will come through your own self-teaching out of necessity, since there are (at the time of this writing) very few at MapR who have much expertise/experience with >1 of the open source components that MapR distributes. MapR is great to have on the resume, big data is white hot.
Non-technical managers set very high levels of delivery for their technical teams, results in lots of stress and lots of hours for technical team members; this is true for the development, tech support, and tech sales teams. Very high attrition rate and very low employee morale. More technical talent leaving rather than coming in to the company over the past one year. Product documentation is very, very poor.16
- 3.0Nov 7, 2014Senior Technical Support EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Jose, CA
The product is far more reliable and performs far better than the competition, which gives you a good feeling for the company's long-term prospects. The company pays very well compared to the market, and people work eagerly. The Hyderabad office has, by all accounts, a superb culture where everyone engages freely and often.
There is no way around it: there are jerks in upper management and that jerkiness affects everyone in their organizations, as well as anyone who has to interact with them. There is political infighting, and there is obvious cronyism. People leave because they are tired of dealing with the nonsense. The Hyderabad office is treated poorly by these people, too.6
- 5.0Aug 10, 2016Software EngineerCurrent EmployeeSan Jose, CA
The recent 50 million mega funding round backs the promising future and signals the upcoming IPO. Across the board, cohesiveness and trust prosper in the company. The significant flexibility is granted to the engineers. The management is inspiration oriented, which encourages engineers to work and contribute at their best abilities. The products span from proprietary to open source technologies. The converged data platform is clearly the trend of the industry, and the ambition of the company aligns with its implementation. More importantly, transparency is emphasized so informative messages are shared among people. People are blessed for being connected in this environment.
Really cannot think of any. It is probably the best employer I have personally associated with.4
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