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Pentaho Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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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
  • This is the companies MO (they get to market late with everything and then wonder why no one wants it (in 4 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. "Exciting late-stage big data and business analytics company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Corporate Communications in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Corporate Communications in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing company with a bright future
    Clear company direction
    Smart and hardworking peopleFocus on internal education (especially for sales)
    Flexible work options
    Great healthcare options
    Down-to-earth work environment
    Exciting industry

    Cons

    The company is growing fast which means there is a lot of work and not always a lot of people. Everyone wears a lot of hats, but that is the life of any start-up.


  2. "Fun, Exciting & Rewarding Sales Environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pentaho promotes a culture of success led by a new CEO that came up through sales himself earlier in his career. The product is excellent, the customers are happy and the price is right. The sales teams are staffed with aggressive and successful reps who have helped create a fun atmosphere. The EVP of Worldwide Sales takes a vested interested in growing, training and improving the entire salesforce. The comp plans are very achievable and there is a lot of success.

    Cons

    Pentaho is completely different company than it was even a year ago. However, this perception takes time to change. You will have to educate some prospects that may not be aware of how far Pentaho has come.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. "Best Place I've Ever Worked At"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart passionate people who are driven and fun to work with.
    General company culture is focused, happy and positive.
    People are recognized and rewarded for their good work.
    Company's in a hot space and doing well.

    Cons

    Lots of (good) changes happening so some process still needs to be worked out.

    Advice to Management

    Not much...I think the company is working toward ambitious goals and it's well on its way to achieving them. Keep up the good work and keep communicating with employees.


  4. "Ambitious, fast growing company is fun and exhausting at same time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, especially those I work with in SF office
    A lot of passion to win
    A lot of opportunity to learn
    Good tech

    Cons

    Very busy -- definitely feels like a start-up mentality in SF office
    Need better ties with Orlando office - more collaboration when we plan new activities

    Advice to Management

    Be good to sometimes narrow down -- we have a lot of aggressive goals
    Make sure to sometimes celebrate all our successes


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely The Best Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, control over how to implement your code, fringe benefits, flexible work hours. Highly skilled very technical development team is a pleasure to work with. Responsive managers.

    Cons

    Can be hectic. Offers little in the way of training. If you want to learn something new you do it yourself on your own time (not supposed to be that way but usually is).

    Advice to Management

    Implement a carrer progression and training program.


  6. "Great place to work, at the center of some hot markets, unique Enterprise software opportunity for the Orlando area ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in several extremely hot markets including Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Cloud.
    Growing fast, endless career development opportunities.
    Competitive pay with fantastic benefits.
    Super talented team.

    Cons

    Being in a highly competitive space makes Pentaho feel more like a startup environment even after 7 years - this environment is best suited for self-starters, folks really passionate about technology and driven to make a difference on a big stage.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to refine Product and Go-to-market strategies with a goal of narrowing overall focus to a few target strategies.


  7. "The grass couldn't be greener"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Only the best talent works in our technical departments. Management, all the way to the top, takes great care of the employees and not only requests feedback but acts on it. Growth and life-work balance are encouraged and fostered. The people of Pentaho are friendly, helpful, relaxed, dedicated, and driven. I love everything about working at Pentaho; peers, challenges, opportunities, and more.

    Cons

    I don't have sole control of the thermostat. (I needed something, right?)

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening! You're doing great!!!

  8. "Unparalleled Technology Tidal Wave, What Business Doesn’t Need It?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people with unsurpassed supportive Management. Interaction with Middle - C-Level Executives is immediate and without restriction. We work with the knowledge that everything we do has a direct effect on the bottom line.

    Cons

    Monthly sales cycle can be stressful at times, but definitely keeps you on top of your business and making money.


  9. "So far, a company done right"

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

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

    Pros

    The CEO runs the company very well and the sales VP is a veteran who has seen it all and knows what he is doing. Corporate communication is absolutely fantastic thus far. The people are open, helpful, and pleasant to work with. The culture is about working hard, working smart, and collaborating from what I have seen so far. Lastly, marketing and sales work very collaboratively, as # of leads and # of sales accepted opportunities are measured and are transparent. This team is very well poised for success.

    Cons

    There is a twenty word minimum here, so I'm going to type this sentence and meet the requirement right now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Be sure to pay attention to career development in the coming years.


  10. "Amazing opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time

    Pros

    Pentaho has advanced software that is the leader in an emerging market. The engineering team and their leadership is innovative and extremely capable. Additionally, all of our execs (engineering, marketing, sales, etc.) are thought leaders and subject matter experts with significant industry experience. Pentaho is truly an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    We're growing - fast! With that growth comes some pain. The good news is, growing pains are common and are quickly overcome. Pentaho is great at ramping up and employees and making available the tools and processes to ensure we continue to grow as market leaders.


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