Qubole Reviews

Updated May 1, 2020

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4.4
87%
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93%
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Qubole CEO Ashish Thusoo
Ashish Thusoo
82 Ratings
Pros
  • "Qubole is right in time of big data revolution(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great culture, flexible timings, Happy hours, Free Lunch and snacks(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons as of now, keep it that way(in 13 reviews)

  • "Sales leadership is abrasive and hierarchical; India leadership is known to be the same(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - G&A in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qubole full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great food , great culture!!

    Cons

    None to think of..

    Qubole2020-01-28
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Product, Questionable Leadership"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Qubole has been a good place to work since they have a great product, have met some great people along the way, and feel that they compensate their employees fairly.

    Cons

    --Marketing leadership doesn't know how to position ourselves in the market --G TM strategy has never been fully ironed out from day one --Invests too much in product and little in marketing and sales --Leadership claims to be transparent, but when the going et's rough, they hide behind the reality of the situation --Has never built a culture around growth and development for their employees

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    Qubole2020-05-01
  3. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qubole full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and management team.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything

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    Qubole2019-10-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great leadership inspired by Transparency, patience, trust, innovation and empathy"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * WFH culture * Amazing team * Great list of customers * Inspiring leadership at every level * Good recognition for the work

    Cons

    Can't think of any other than "No 401k match"

    Qubole2019-07-25
  5. Helpful (4)

    "A lot of things exciting things happening"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of exciting things happening in the company. Small lean organization with set of very smart people to work with. Setup to launch with Full speed, as more and more organizations are realizing how Qubole can help them to succeed & save cost, while providing self managed platform with latest stack of technologies in Cloud of their choice. Hard working colleagues. No politics. Everyone working here genuinely contributing towards organization to succeed. Customer focused organization, at the same time good work life balance.

    Cons

    None I can think of right now.

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    Qubole2019-07-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture, food, fun

    Cons

    Leadership lacks the capability to execute

    Qubole2019-06-30
  7. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qubole full-time

    Pros

    The company operates in an industry that is growing rapidly. The customers line up is great and expansion of existing accounts is off the roof. There is a great value for customers operating on volumes. The platform has a unique placement in the market and is not centered around a single engine. As a result, many customers use a mix of optimized engines best suited for the purpose. On the competitive side, the platform has been successful at numerous evaluations. There is an abundance of talent and passionate people. The cherry on top is the customer focus. All product engineers regularly spend time dealing directly with customer issues. It gives an opportunity and skills to take independent decisions. There is a sentiment and desire to contribute to the success of the company. Many leaders emerged from within the company who took initiatives and grabbed opportunities. The employees have adopted an open culture and feedback is appreciated. There have been some missteps in the past (like all growing startups) but the management takes feedback seriously and acts on it. The first step to correction is recognizing the fact and then zeal to fix it the right way. The teams celebrate together - there are regular fun/sports events, get togethers, potluck, team lunch outings, family picnic etc.

    Cons

    The company is going through the regular pains of a growing startup. Some things get resolved quickly and some take their own time.

    Qubole2019-04-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Impressive business opportunity, but some leadership gaps"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qubole full-time

    Pros

    - Fastest growing market in SaaS, the intersection of cloud and big data trends - Terrific customer base; great brands; expanding fast - Some of the brightest, most talented people you will ever meet - Some of the nicest people you will ever meet

    Cons

    - Business performance issues; sales are lower than expected; material product challenges - Sales leadership is abrasive and hierarchical; India leadership is known to be the same - Political environment; favoritism; tough to constructively challenge - Lack of coordination between functions; missing singular focus - Lots of spending without business case; much of it wasted

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    Qubole2018-09-30
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Strongly Positioned for Cloud and Big Data"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is rare to see a startup so focused on both its customers and the execution of their business. The leadership team is fully aware that Qubole's cultural values are one of it's strengths and have weaved in new hires that bring with them a wealth of startup experience that embrace that culture. This is without its challenges; but, common when a small software company grows into the enterprise space. In terms of day to day interactions with cross functional teams it's been refreshing to work with such a group of smart egoless people. Everyone, including the CEO, is very accessible. As organizations continue to adopt the cloud and take on the challenge of big data projects Qubole has positioned itself well at the intersection point of the two.

    Cons

    If you don't include typical startup challenges, none.

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    Qubole2018-07-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company and Incredible Big Data as a service Platform"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, transparent leadership and talented team.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.

    Qubole2018-07-26
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