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Pentaho Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pentaho Chairman and CEO Quentin Gallivan
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Pros
  • Pentaho has a very flexible work environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Might allow different weightage of Big Data capabilty as a part of Hitachi's overall portfolio (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No doubt the company will be fully amalgamated into Hitachi with the innovation and dynamism of a disruptive open-source vendor totally lost (in 3 reviews)

  • Micro-management by Marketing is like you've never known (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Good in some ways, bad in others"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart leadership and C-levels with broad vision - led to the successful huge multiplier exit and acquisition by Hitachi.

    Cons

    Marketing culture. Too much focus on wishy washy marketing nonsense - not enough focus on real use-cases, customer success, and sales.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the marketing/inside sales culture, otherwise great


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Extern"

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    Former Intern - Extern in Orlando, FL
    Former Intern - Extern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pentaho as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great externship opportunity from University.

    Cons

    Length was too short. Would have liked to code or worked on projects

    Advice to Management

    Allow externs to switch into intern positions


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Sales for Southeast"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good comp plan if you can hit your number.

    Cons

    Hard to hit your number.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Pay and Great Location in SF"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits
    Good Company Culture

    Cons

    Disconnect Marketing and Sales Department
    No Opportunity for growth
    Most antiquated computers I have seen in an office, especially for a software company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Cairo (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    booming in GIS specially in Open Source

    Cons

    unappreciative for Money, Time, knowledge transfer and efforts
    bad attitudes & disciplines

    Advice to Management

    no


  7. Helpful (2)

    "My Pentaho Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Flexibility
    Great Product
    Great group of people
    Strong community

    Cons

    No Stability (lay offs)
    No room for growth
    No open door policy (even though there are no doors in office).
    Lack of communication with departments and offices.
    7 years later and still considered a start-up

    Advice to Management

    I have to agree with both the negative and positive reviews posted. I worked for Pentaho for 5 years... Actually I was one of the first 20 employees. I had the opportunity to watch the company grow, change, and grow again. The Pentaho team is amazing and I am still very passionate about the product. Unfortunately, I was part of lay off number 3 but that's all a part of the corporate America game. I recommend re-hiring individuals who were previously laid off, stop calling a 7 year company a start up, stop hiring friends, offer employee training for growth, and actually listen to employees (especially the employees that started the company). Other than that, great product!
    I wish the team the best! Go Pentaho!


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