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Qubole Employee Reviews about "big data"

Updated May 16, 2019

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4.6
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Qubole CEO Ashish Thusoo
Ashish Thusoo
94 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 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qubole full-time

    Pros

    Fast growing and successful startup Good base to start with big data technologies Good benefits

    Cons

    Not anything known yet! Open seating

    Qubole2018-01-01
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Impressive business opportunity, but some leadership gaps"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Change in leadership needed

    Qubole2018-09-30
  3. Helpful (3)

    "One of the best place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Product in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * intelligent and capable founders augmented by a strong management team * team culture with a "can do" attitude * intersection of big data, analytics, and cloud is a great space to be in * cool technology * plenty of food & fun

    Cons

    You get spoiled working with people who are capable & kind!

    Advice to Management

    Keep that start-up fire burning!

    Qubole2017-11-07
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn and work alongside talented developers !!"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of things to learn in different technologies. Multi cloud and Latest cutting edge Big data Technologies. Great culture, flexible timings, Happy hours, Free Lunch and snacks. Open office layout.

    Cons

    Probably, few more conference rooms would help.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !

    Qubole2017-10-27
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Best place to work for !!"

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    Current Employee - Big Data Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Best Learning experience of Big Data - Amazing work culture -Knowledgeable and helping people. - Best career opportunity

    Cons

    - Nothing as of now

    Qubole2017-07-27
  6. Helpful (11)

    "A company with great potential, people and culture"

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    Current Employee - Developer Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great opportunity to learn various technologies and skills * Work with the latest trends and technologies in the Big Data and cloud domain * Work alongside skillful and experienced Engineers * Very flexible culture and open environment * Work at each scale makes a positive contribution and impact on the company's success

    Cons

    * No CONS as such

    Qubole2017-06-26
  7. Helpful (3)

    "looking to build a career in big data or cloud ?"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qubole full-time

    Pros

    - You get to learn cutting edge technology, big data and cloud - Flat hierarchy and no micro-management - Very transparent company. Doing well in its segment

    Cons

    - Lot of project/product priorities are highly questionable affecting the overall business - In-spite of great learning opportunity, lot of work is very uninteresting - boring

    Advice to Management

    - Not good at saying no. They will move in any direction where the customer pulls

    Qubole2016-10-08
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Great place to work if you are entrepreneurial and creative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people within the organization are very smart - The platform technology and approach is solid - It is solving an industry problem in big data infrastructure that resonates with customers - The leadership has integrity and a vision for where the company is going - If you are delivering results, there is a lot of freedom to impact the organization and help write the roadmap. It's exciting to see Qubole... win deals in the trenches in a really competitive space, because of the technology and support model

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    Cons

    - You have to be a self-starter, because it is still a young company and growing fast - If you are used to being in a larger organization with support and documentation for everything, then you are in the wrong place.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep hiring really smart and motivated people - Incentivize more information sharing and collaboration between teams - Develop more internal training capabilities to help performers become leaders as Qubole grows

    Qubole2016-06-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Strong career option"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qubole full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have to say, I agree with all the good and the bad reviews to varying extents. I will aim to give a very accurate view for your consideration as you explore a career at Qubole What works for the company 1) Some of the very smartest brains as your peers 2) Very positive customer feedback. As someone who meets with customers, prospects, and competition all the time, the product is strong 3)... Accountability and space to challenge yourself 4) Competitive pay & benefits Equally important, what works for the ecosystem 1) Big Data on Cloud market is booming 2) The innovation in the space is very rapid and that sets the tone for urgency internally and externally

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    Cons

    - For folks who have not seen an organization through its scaling challenges, it could be frustrating - Mistakes made along the journey are frustrating and you will see that in the reviews. Quite a few have been rectified. If you know someone inside, speak to them before you make a decision to join/ pass - Yes, some people are leaving. Some of it is unfortunate, other is inevitable as any organization scales... - Be prepared for changes to your role, your leaders and your product. The market, the scale and skill levels might be forcing some of these changes - It does not seem to be a predictable cozy expense-splurge startup job. On the +ve side, you will learn a lot about getting things done

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    Advice to Management

    This gets into a more 1 on 1 zone. But do continue the focus and execution.

    Qubole2019-05-16
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good tech with great growth potential."

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Qubole is right in time of big data revolution. It is earning great customer traction making analytics as easy as pie. Office space is full of energy and great quotes - "talk is cheap, show me your code". Cafeteria on the top is full of food, Xbox, Table tennis, foosball and dart board. Each employee efforts are recognized by rewards and appreciation, creating healthy competition and growth.

    Cons

    None to list so far.

    Advice to Management

    Please maintain the startup status quo, after all it is the ground employees who work and make the product.

    Qubole2018-10-13
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