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  1. "Great Place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Platfora full-time

      Pros

      Technology - Big Data + Analytics + Visualization

      Cons

      Product Market Fit was problematic

    • "What it's like to be a Sales Engineer for Platfora"

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      Former Employee - Solutions Consultant 
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Platfora full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      -Enthusiastic Bay area start-up culture -Great people -Good cutting edge technology

      Cons

      -Mis-guided management -Competing for start-up funding. Can get lost in the funding shuffle -Product management slow to respond to customer needs -Unfortunately, Platfora was sold to Workday and the company I loved working for was dismantled

    • Helpful (6)

      "Good work. Terrible culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Platfora full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      -You get to work on a lot of projects that help you to broaden your skill set. - Free food, which is great!!!! - Hard working group of people and the engineering team is always willing to pitch in and help.

      Cons

      - Terrible culture. There are racist comments and age discrimination by senior staff. Product, Marketing and Sales team (especially VP level) are stuck up and tend to bully staff, play political games and play favorites. They are always finding ways to get the ex-CEO to fire employees that they have not worked with at their previous companies (Yammer, IronPort,WibiData). - All the early hires have left the company and...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire leaders that are not only competent but also motivate team members vs bullying them. Get your act together and learn to respect the hard work that your team puts in. Materialistic ways of thanking employees is of no use if you can't give respect them.

    • "Such a fun place to work!"

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      Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Mateo, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Platfora full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great work-life balance. Company knows how to work hard and play hard. You really get to see the progress of the product and how much customer love it.

      Cons

      Too much rethinking of HR policies...

    • "Moving fast and having fun"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Platfora for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I really enjoy working with really smart people that are pushing the status quo away from traditional analytics. Everyone enjoys having fun at work, building great product, and collaborating with one another. Product continues to improve greatly with each quarterly release cycle. Fun, fast-paced journey! If you are a self-starter that is willing to roll-up your sleeves and work hard, you'll excel here.

      Cons

      Company has undergone a lot of change recently. Though the change has all been positive in my opinion and we are up-leveling sales and the field, it is important to be transparent that not all attrition is regretted so that people further removed don't feel that this change is negative.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to function as a meritocracy, where the best and the brightest succeed. It's okay to watch the ones that aren't willing to give it 110% go. Furthermore, welcome it!

    • Helpful (2)

      "Accelerating in a New Market - Fast Paced but Good Pressure"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Platfora full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Product is ahead of the industry. Feel proud to have watched it grow and stay ahead. Many sharp, experienced, passionate people. Good change to leadership 6 months ago to accommodate new market phase. (Note: Ben Werther is no longer CEO--as of mid-2015, Jason Zintak is. Both are good leaders). Great sales numbers, funding, & growth. Ended 2015 with $30M in new funding and great sales. Great culture, transparency,...

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      Cons

      Like any startup, it can be chaotic. Getting better, but sometimes at the expense of flexibility. Goes through phases of long hours & hard work. Not the place to be if you don't contribute or add value. Could be a pro or a con for some people.

      Advice to Management

      Overall, great place to work. A few tweaks: Hold leadership accountable for defining success. Continue to hold individuals accountable for delivering. As we grow, stay lean by not compromising on who to hire and qualifying customers. Continue to learn from the past few years.

    • Helpful (7)

      "Sinking ship!!!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Platfora full-time

      Pros

      There are no pros at Platfora!

      Cons

      Since new CEO Jason Zintak was brought in things at Platfora has tanked, all the good talent has been chased off, not a good place to be! In addition, VC will not touch the stock which is basically worthless at this point so there is no equity play at all!

      Advice to Management

      Sell to IBM.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Awesome culture!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Platfora full-time

      Pros

      Has awesome culture and has the best of the best in the industry. Learned a lot.

      Cons

      Being in Peninsula commute is not ideal if I live in SF or in South Bay

      Advice to Management

      Keep the culture and the people

    • Helpful (2)

      "Great team, great culture, great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Platfora full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Transparent company culture Disruptive product Top engineering talent Real family feel - catered lunch/dinners daily, games, social/hobby clubs

      Cons

      Software is dependent on customers storing data in Hadoop

      Advice to Management

      Stay transparent through this defining year

    • "Good place overall"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Platfora full-time

      Pros

      Nice people, promising product, good growth potential

      Cons

      Lack of transparency to a certain extent

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