MapR Technologies Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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3.4
54%
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56%
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MapR Technologies CEO John Schroeder
John Schroeder
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "The product is really a game changer in Big Data spaces(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great technology with extremely satisfied customers and high retention(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very competitive environment noSQL & Hadoop(in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best platform for big data. No need for additional clusters for HBase and Kafka. It is all in one platform.

    Cons

    API's for MapR-DB JSON could be improved.

  2. "Great engineering team and management, poor financial planning"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    MapR has some of the best and brightest engineering talent in the industry. On the most part, the engineers are motivated, talented and co-operative and willing to share and exchange ideas. Engineering management is also talented - many . of them come from the top tier universities with excellent track records. I also love the fully stocked break room with drinks and snacks, the ping-pong table, massage chair, and many other amenities.

    Cons

    MapR has been acquired by Hewlett-Packard Enterprises in August 2019 and is now a division of HPE. Due to poor financial management by executives leading to cash flow issues, many talented staff have left the company in the last few months.

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Irresponsible management"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Snacks, good co-workers, a big empty building

    Cons

    Management. Get out before it sinks to oblivion!

  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, hectic company"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, collaborative, people who really care and go the extra mile to help each other. The technology is exciting, and the teams start to feel like family very quickly

    Cons

    company has become an absolute mess since Matt Mill's departure. Very engineering focused, sales is looked at as more of a nuisance and an expense than a value add. The fact that the entire sales force was let go is very indicative of the culture - as a sales rep you are expendable to executives and the CEO John Schroeder.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting while it lasted"

    3.0
    Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies

    Pros

    Awesome tech MFS is great

    Cons

    Marketing department is worst. No

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Very capable product. Non-existent leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The product was the companies strength, but also its weakness.

    Cons

    No leadership, ever changing messaging, lack of direction and no one kept accountable.

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  7. Helpful (9)

    "What a Mess"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Amazing technology Some really smart people among the rank and file

    Cons

    Leadership easily distracted Too many messages and direction Poor management and lack of accountability

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Bizarre exec team"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Clearly the board sees something good in the exec team.

    Cons

    Every company has its share of ups and down. Communication is key to building consensus and motivating the team to help solve the challenges. That is why the team is there for. The leadership team at MapR holds a 'us vs. them' approach, With close to zero communication and exaggerated truths, the leadership got what it deserved, a team that has no way to row in the same direction to help get past the problems. Can't speak for others, but won't ever work for this exec team again.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Tech - Poor Management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great Technology that was being well adopted

    Cons

    Poor Management struggling to keep the lights on

  10. Helpful (11)

    "MapR is crashing fast"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met some amazing people during my 2.5 years there. Unfortunately those same amazing people all jumped ship before the latest sweeping layoff hit the rest of us.

    Cons

    Employee culture is non-existent. Messaging is inconsistent and changes monthly. Communication is cryptic. Harassment is present. Zero support for professional development. Employees are blindsided by organizational changes far too often, which has turned into the norm. The office environment mimics that of a graveyard.

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