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Cloudera Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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Pros
  • Good room for work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Cutting edge technology in the fast growing field of big data processing and analytics (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Definitely challenging when it comes to work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Growing pains as with any company that's expanded as quickly as Cloudera has, but management has done a good job of addressing those as they've arisen (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "It is a better company to work!!...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a company where lot of innovation happens
    It is a company with full of great people like Doug Cutting, Yonik, Tom White etc...
    It offers career growth for every individual.
    It is a pioneer in the Hadoop Distribution (CDH)
    It contributes lot of projects to the open source world.
    It is best company for every engineer.

    Cons

    Interview process is a bit slow.
    A few facilities for India employees.

    Advice to Management

    For India employees, provide the accommodation at the time of joining. Start office in a few more locations in India like Bangalore.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Technology has passed the company by"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High tech company working on a lot of neat projects with Big Data.
    One of the dominant players in the Hadoop market competing with Hortonworks.

    Cons

    Hadoop has not received widespread adoption that Cloudera was hopeful that it would. The Cloud players are now dominating this market.

    There will always be on-prem Hadoop use cases out there, but widespread adoption no longer looks like a foregone conclusion.

    Combined with the technical hurdles around IT operations in setting up a Hadoop cluster, this is a very difficult sales job.

    Advice to Management

    Buy a commodity server company and sell your own appliances. On-prem shops would love this CapX model.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Genuine empowerment of employees, be prepared to use your initiative, take control and run your own business franchise.

    Cons

    The pace is breathtaking, time management and prioritisation tough - everyone wants to talk to Cloudera!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work - the Exec team here is one of the best in the industry. Take care not to lose the culture, pace and agility as the rapid growth continues. Keep making smart acquisitions and integrate and monetise quickly.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pay attention!"

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

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The technology is exciting and fun!

    Cons

    Constantly changing corporate direction prevents consistent revenue projection.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and stay on it.


  6. "Great company all around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities and many avenues for growth. Always challenging work and always learning. Love the culture. Very open and inclusive. Executive team is one of the best I've seen

    Cons

    Not much honestly. Definitely challenging when it comes to work-life balance. Always encouraged to take time off tho, but when on the clock, its definitely fast-paced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Doesn't deal well with ambiguity."

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seemed like a great opportunity to work on open source software and be influential.

    Cons

    Difficult working relationship with team engineers and director(s). Too much middle management: there were three managers between me and the head of engineering, and engineering is barely 300 people. Company is more sales and customer than core technology focused. Engineers and managers too worried about their own career growth and covering their rears to make the company great. Weak position in open source community for some core technologies. Unclear, ever changing business direction.

    Advice to Management

    Pick something and do it well. Reduce your surface area. Remove redundant directors and reduce the management hierarchy by at least two levels. You're bleeding talent - founders, do something about this.


  8. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people, great and forward thinking culture. Truly a rewarding and positive place to work. Great overall reputation in the marketplace.

    Cons

    The space is truly challenging, easily the most difficult sales job I've ever had. To succeed at Cloudera you have to be extremely driven and skilled at managing complex sales cycles.


  9. "Love it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Alliance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Alliance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Your own franchise they promised me, and that is exactly how it feels; awesome! Great management that coaches instead of controls, smart and experienced colleagues, good money, great market segment.

    Cons

    If you're lazy this is not the right place; high pace


  10. "Customer Operations Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Customer Operations Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Customer Operations Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    so far all is good

    Cons

    no Cons since everything fine


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Pre-sales Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    It rocks.. Innovative, leader in what we do.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Stay Hungry , Stay Foolish.


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