Cloudera Employee Reviews about "growing pains"

Updated May 29, 2019

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  • "Great people and work life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • "A leading big data company, and the only one remaining Hadoop era company(in 33 reviews)

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  • "As with all start-ups that go IPO, there are some growing pains and there is a need to roll up sleeves(in 30 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be difficult to maintain at points(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of going on - keep it up

      May 29, 2019 - Senior Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All that you can imagine - you are in the best possible time to be in this company to shape its future and get part of something that can change the whole industry

      Cons

      Would say that the rush on the merge can cause some growing pains that we will need to fix later on.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Excellent Work environment and highly tech people

      Feb 2, 2019 - Anonymous Contractor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work, Open culture, free lunch

      Cons

      Growing pains, company is going through too many internal changes.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      mmmm

      Feb 15, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Technology, Great Vision, Great Partnerships

      Cons

      Growing pains, everyone is the smartest person in the room, does not display a growth culture

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Sales

      May 1, 2017 - Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great technology. Good business cases solved.

      Cons

      Growing pains as Cloudera expands.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fast Paced Start-Up at Scale

      Feb 13, 2017 - Account Executive in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cloudera has been an excellent environment for growth, excellent customers, solid technical colleagues and a focus on mentorship and building up its employees. One specific call out would be to senior management as they have been extremely down to earth and engaged with customers and employees given the scale of the business.

      Cons

      Growing Pains, nothing specific.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Can honestly say working here changed my life!

      Jan 6, 2017 - Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Culture. I have never met a smarter, more collaborative, dedicated and excited group of people. - Leadership. I have absolute confidence in the execs steering the ship. - Competitive pay - Great training - Active in community service - Stock in a pre-IPO tech unicorn - Lunches

      Cons

      There are always going to be growing pains with hyper-growth companies, like figuring out where to put everyone! Management handles it well and there are few ripples.

      8 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fantastic company to work for

      Jan 5, 2017 - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Outstanding leadership team, fantastic engineers, great collaboration between sales/marketing/engineering/product/support/etc.

      Cons

      Nothing substantial. 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.

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Strong market position, high growth company

      Jan 4, 2017 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well positioned in the market place. Strong leadership team in place.

      Cons

      Growing pains from a fast growing company.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Been an awesome ride so far

      Sep 29, 2016 - Senior Sales Engineer in McLean, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of chance to learn new things Responsive product management - great to have meaningful feedback to the product Best senior management I have worked with in my 24 years in the industry - they are open, interested in talking to leaf nodes like me, insightful, willing to change direction to respond to customers and industry trends, honest, and funny.

      Cons

      Lots of people complain about work life balance. But given we have unlimited R&R, it is really your job to make the time and take enough time off to recharge your batteries. (I take about 5 to 6 weeks a year and totally disconnect from e-mail for at least 2 of them) The rate of growth of the company and customer acquisition is straining many organizations, but the company has been responding with great onboarding for sales and SEs, and adding another site to being in more customer technical support people. Standard growing pains for an enterprise technical company is hypergrowth mode. (grow or die in an fast growing market)

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      3 people found this review helpful
    11. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company going through major growing pains

      Aug 11, 2016 - Business Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
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      Pros

      Great tech. Smart people. Great founders. Free snacks and lunch to pack on the lbs. Fun activities both corporate sponsored and grassroots. The employee culture is great. I would have beers with my coworkers any day.

      Cons

      Going through some major growing pains. Moving from being tactical to strategic has been a difficult transition. Individual contributors are moved into management with no training. And to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity these managers default to blaming and micro-managing. It's demoralizing. I joined company expecting to learn and do a lot, but opportunities are limited and individual growth is stunted.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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