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Pentaho Reviews

Updated March 6, 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
  • 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)

  • ve lost almost all of their west sales team that I was on (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Best place I've worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to work from home when you need to, overall the smartest group of people I've ever worked with. Genuine ability to move jobs within the company.

    Cons

    Not that crazy about the work itself that I'm doing, but hey, it's a job. The office is kind of packed with people since we're expanding so fast.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A great company, getting a little worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An easy to sell product in a high growth market. A great deal of autonomy and freedom.

    Cons

    The senior management (especially within marketing) seem like a poor decision. You'll spend a lot of your time wondering how the hell certain people ended up in such senior roles

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Ultimately everyone's happy so you must be doing something right


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people. Nice offices. Some degree of flexibility.

    Cons

    Every thing. Literally every single thing.

    Advice to Management

    Train, train and train again


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative & Performance-Driven Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture of innovation and professionalism. People expect great things from all employees and the company rewards performance. Employees with enough drive, creativity and work-ethic can make a an impact at this company and advance their career.

    Cons

    You will work hard and be challenged to step outside your comfort zone, but it will be worth it as you see your own personal growth.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on recruiting the best people.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Decent product, poor leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401k match, good health benefits, unique product

    Cons

    Micro-management, lack of quality leadership and product roadmap, overwhelmed workforce, politics, short-sighted management and executives, tons of turnover, lots of talk about fun and caring culture but still a bottom-line oriented top-down corporate culture at the end of the day. middle managers pretend to be your buddies when they are trying to figure out new ways to orient their bottom line and look good for their big-wig bosses. lower compensation than average.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong CEO with proven experiences and leadership! Excellent head of sales as well.

    Cons

    BI / analytics products are good - not great. Data integration product is very good.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on data integration product.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Customer Success Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Enterprise Customer Success Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good promotion path, great team, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Big disconnect between product roadmap and what legacy customers want

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate but be aware that current customer needs are also important


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentaho full-time

    Pros

    - Good company culture
    - Very smart people

    Cons

    - Dual HQ style- San Francisco and Orlando


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Smart and ambitious? This could be the place. If not then well......"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pentaho really is a great place to work. Whilst the company has been acquired, it has lost none of the 'cool software company vibe' - mainly as virtually all of the key leaders and visionaries are still at the company

    - Great culture, full of smart and energised people
    - Strong sales leadership - both in the field and from corporate
    - Market is taking off in Big Data
    - Hitachi acquisition opens the doors and gives credibility
    - Clear product focus with a strategy for success

    Cons

    This place can be a demanding place to work. It is very fair and well paid, but the market is complex and expectations high. If you are looking to coast and pick up a pay cheque then look elsewhere. If you want to work hard, have fun and think outside the box though then this could be for you

    Advice to Management

    Keep on looking ahead. This space changes every month, so don't miss anything. Don't loose that focus and all will be fine.

    Deliver on the product promises



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