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Pythian Database Administrator Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Micro management and no freedom at work"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pythian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a Global team Options to Work remotely Flexible hours are provided

    Cons

    The company do the micromanagement, monitor every single minutes and every single work/post , do not focus on customer. Company is losing business due to Cloud and Database as service Use 10-20 years old technology for database monitoring and ticketing No-one has any voice for improvement and any suggestions. Work as head down and put tape on mouse, work as a slave.

    Advice to Management

    Traditional Database administration is slowly dying due to cloud, automation and database as service from AWS, Google and Microsoft. Develop some product and provide better working environment. The company is doing business in Read sea. The process and NonNon-techicalTechnical Management people are too much overhead for the company.

    Pythian2019-10-13
  2. Helpful (7)

    "It could be much better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pythian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Respect employee work and schedule as well contractors. Do provide ways to communicate to upper management. Pay well and it is remote work. On boarding is great. Everyone respects each other.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy for small things. Request speed when things are under pressure and make your work slow when hours from client are needed. Company does not allow you to work less then the contracted hours. Pressure for things that does not matter and some times management hit their heads.

    Advice to Management

    There is none, they are going backwards of what makes sense anyway.

    Pythian2016-12-22
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Too much of Micro Management and administrative overhead."

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    Database Administrator in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pythian for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary better than the industry avg. but very soon you will realize its not worth it!

    Cons

    My friend Doug publicly blogged his experience. Google for "Leaving Pythian oracle doug" to get the bigger picture. Here are few points that he did not emphasize. 1. Lack of work. Pythian claims to do 'technically challenging work' but the DBAs are 'actually challenged to find work'. If you don't meet your 8hrs each day at the end of the month you will loose your vacation days/salary or both. There is massive lack of work at Pythian and folks end up logging fake posts to add time. 2. Weekend On Call. This is something one has to undergo to really understand. Starts at Fri eve and goes on till Sunday eve. Its not uncommon to get over 250 pages. Most of the time these are just one off pages or pages which have to be escalated to clients (phone and emails) Add to that any planned or unplanned outages. It gets depressing and frustrating once you realize that the work is neither what the top 5% of DBAs should do and nor its is something that brings any value addition to the end clients. In Andrews (Ex CEO) words 'Client hears critters'.

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    Advice to Management

    None.

    Pythian2016-11-22
  4. Helpful (3)

    "awesome place to work"

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    Database Administrator in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pythian

    Pros

    work from home flexible timing clients from round the globe can be taken any cr and start work on it. wonderful pay any one dream off direct interaction with any of the management people

    Cons

    weekend oncal (rarely you will get but u will be mostly alone) if there is work or not you have to show 8 hour of work ( not much difficult though)

    Advice to Management

    you guys are awesome

    Pythian2016-08-24
  5. "Company Review"

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    Database Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pythian

    Pros

    Very nice employer, in terms of career enhancements

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Pythian2016-08-15
  6. "Still recommend"

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    Database Administrator in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at Pythian

    Pros

    Good people to work with Use popular technical frameworks

    Cons

    Not competitive payments considering the growing industry

    Pythian2015-10-11
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Awesome place to work. Awesome culture. Everyone is so friendly"

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pythian full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The team, the culture, the environment... everyone makes their best to make you fell as part of a great family

    Cons

    As most of the DBA's work remotely there is a need to book their times in an internal tool minute by minute. A lot of people don't get used by that.

    Pythian2014-09-04
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