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Pentaho Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Might allow different weightage of Big Data capabilty as a part of Hitachi's overall portfolio (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place to start sales career (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I learned humility and work at a fast paced IPO startup that looks great on my resume (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Loved Working at Pentaho - Special Group - Great Work/Life Balance."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Orlando Office was a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    I grew professionally at Pentaho. I learned some of the best lessons of my career. If there are any cons, I outgrew my position too fast. I should have been more patient and waited for advancement. I got bored and frustrated because I thought too high of my abilities. I learned humility and work at a fast paced IPO startup that looks great on my resume! Thanks Pentaho :D


  2. Helpful (8)

    "If you have no other options this is a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits that is all

    Cons

    As others have mentioned Marketing Mafia - they care only about themselves, they do not help sales, they want you to convert leads that aren't real. when you refuse they convert them anyways and claim victory. the sales percentages are VERY low, the quotas are VERY high. The territories are shrinking given they need to hire so many people to hit their number they will literally hire any warm body to fill a sales job. the culture is terrible- the product team is clueless. Everyone is spending all their time chasing an "new technologies" that by the time it comes to market it will be lightyears behind the competition. This is the companies MO (they get to market late with everything and then wonder why no one wants it. Worst culture I have been part of.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone that has been here since the acquisition should be fired. They don't want to work hard, they don't want to really succeed. This place has become the breeding ground for complacency.

  3. "Best place I've worked"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A great company, getting a little worse"

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    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


  5. 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


  6. "Beware"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative & Performance-Driven Culture"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Decent product, poor leadership"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good Company"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    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


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