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Hortonworks Overview

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Palo Alto, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (HDP)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year

Databricks, Snowflake, Pivotal

Hortonworks is a leading innovator in the industry, creating, distributing and supporting enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications. Our mission is to manage the world’s data. We have a single-minded focus on driving innovation in open source ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to manage the world’s data. We have a single-minded focus on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi, and Spark. We along with our partners provide the expertise, training and services that allow our customers to unlock ... Read more

Hortonworks Reviews

  • "Good place, great people and excellent perks!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bengaluru
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    - Company promotes Cooperation among peers and across departments.
    - Monthly travel allowance
    - Cutting edge technology.
    - Focus on personal development.
    - Loads of opportunities!!


    Mmmm... the food could be better ;)

    Advice to Management

    Well, now that the company is Cloudera can't talk about the changes that might happen, but I would love to see the company culture continue and flourish.
    I learned a great deal during my stint in the company and thoroughly enjoyed the time. In my personal experience one of the most important workplace perk is the spirit of cooperation among the employees and Hortonworks as a Company excels at promoting the same.

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Hortonworks Photos

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Hortonworks photo of: Holi Celebrations
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Hortonworks photo of: Employee Cookout and Ice Cream Social at HQ
Hortonworks photo of: Employee Cookout and Ice Cream Social at HQ
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Hortonworks Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hortonworks (Bengaluru) in July 2018.


    My Profile was shortlisted by Hortonworks recruitment team.

    I was interviewed for Software Security Engineer profile. There were three rounds of technical interview through Skype. One with Staff Engineer in Bangalore, Senior Manager and Director in US.

    There was an on-premise interview where i was interviewed by one of the PMC member. Interview Schedules were well planned by the recruiter and was approachable throughout the process. Whole Process was completed in 2 weeks of time(from the time i got a call till getting the offer letter).

    Interview Questions

    • Some of the interview questions:

      How SQL Injection works? What is meant by CSRF attacks?
      Access Specifier Manipulation
      External XML Entity Injection
      XML Expansion Attack
      Server Side Request Forgery
      Questions on Secure Code Review.
      Approach on performing Manual Security Testing.
      Fixing Security Vulnerabilities
      Going Over Few Vulnerability Reports which i have prepared.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • PALO ALTO, Calif., January 3, 2019 — Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the enterprise data cloud company, today announced completion of its merger with Hortonworks, Inc. Cloudera will deliver the first enterprise data cloud - unlocking the power of any data, running in any cloud from the Edge to AI, on a 100% open-source data platform.


    Celebrating Hortonworks Customers on Global Customer Experience Day - October 2, 2018! - Hortonworks

    "Customers are our lifeline at Hortonworks. Our goal is to help them achieve their goals and objectives faster and more efficiently. We put them at the center of everything we do, which leads to a strong partnership, and promotes advocacy along their journey with us. It's a win-win for everyone."

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Hortonworks Awards & Accolades

  • The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Warehouse, Q2 2017, The Forrester Wave, 2017
  • Big Data All Stars, Fortune Magazine, 2014
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