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Cloudera President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Bearden
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6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Has a GREAT reputation in the Big Data world(in 27 reviews)

  • "Great place to work, Open culture, free lunch(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "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)

  • "Too much work, work life balance not very well(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Content Writer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn, flexibility, work-life balance, free food, free cab

    Cons

    Work process can get better

    Cloudera2020-03-05
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Going through a rough patch"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Cloudera has excellent work/life balance * The product is awesome and almost everything is open source * Big data is used to stop fraud, save lives, and generate billions of dollars of value in the world - it is definitely a "make the world a better place" type job

    Cons

    * After the merger between CLDR and HWX, things are not going well. Politics are everywhere, legacy Clouderans are fleeing in droves, wall street has no clue what Cloudera is really worth, and compared to just a year ago, it is very difficult to trust upper management has a handle on things. * After leaving, people are not getting backfilled quickly enough, leading to serious resourcing problems. This creates a negative feedback loop and more people leaving. Also, no, you cannot move *all* of those roles to Budapest or India, that is not the same thing. * Career growth is difficult unless you are an absolute rockstar that rises above everyone around you. * Under-investment in infrastructure and tooling * Acts like a company 1/4 their size or less, very weak on cross-company tools or processes. * Hasn't yet figured out how to coordinate across GEOs in different time zones effectively.

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    Cloudera2020-01-23
  3. "Support for Development and Growth"

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    Current Employee - Solution Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many learning opportunities are available and you are not stuck doing the same thing. Work with many different customers across multiple industries and contribute meaningfully to company's bottom line. Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Long sales cycles can be a drag. Competition in this space is pretty fierce.

    Cloudera2020-01-08
  4. Helpful (16)

    "Great from outside world, Miserable in reality"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Nice office, good amenities, nice coworkers

    Cons

    * Some people in management positions do not have the concept of work-life balance * There is a sense of competition rather than team bonding or working together * Personal career development is a myth here

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    Cloudera2019-11-20
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Legacy Company - big shame, Hortonworks "merger" wrecked Big Data industry sentiment, people are fleeing to cloud"

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    Former Employee - Architect 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    - smart engineers but poor management / leadership - Hortonworks used to have a good open source reputation but that hasn't carried over to Cloudera post-merger (people don't trust Cloudera on open source as they'd insisted on a semi-proprietary strategy for 10 years)

    Cons

    - Cloudera is dead, everyone I've talked to is migrating off it - everyone I've talked to hates Cloudera's account management attitude, inflexibility and very high licensing costs (we're paying almost as much as for SAS and Teradata sigh - also legacy vendors) - Hortonworks exit from the market via "merger" in to Cloudera has caused a collapse in user and market confidence - as evidenced by a big drop in the share price in mid 2019 and sudden departure of CEO Tom Riley (I always thought of him as the 80s wall street guy from the Futurama episode Futurestock - if you haven't seen it, you will recognize a lot of the Big Data hype) - cloud is easier, more flexible and more mature - cloud is cheaper - cloud may be the new proprietary, but given Cloudera's licensing costs if you're gonna pay you may as well pay less - people are sick of this outdated technology - eg. multiple half-baked SQL-on-Hadoop frameworks and HDFS sucks - nobody seems to want to use that stuff any more for new implementations - many guys I know got burnt out at Hortonworks and Cloudera - poor work-life balance (it's hard to learn and make this technology work) - they've run out of time - the platform has been maturing and innovating much too slowly compared to cloud because there isn't enough money in the Big Data industry, and political mistakes fractured the open source community and wasted the valuable pool of engineering talent on multiple redundant components for many years - to make matters worse the Cloud vendors are stealing open source and then fixing it up, undercutting all the open source / open-core companies like Cloudera, Confluent, Elastic.co etc. It feels like Open Source vendors have no future - you would get paid more outside the company - the "privilege" of working for these silicon valley startups is apparently worth earning less (hard to tell that to the bank when you need a high mortgage though) - many guys in knew California can't afford property in the same town as they work - they are essentially "working poor" (don't move to California)

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    Cloudera2019-10-01
  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloudera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    food, compensation, work/life balance, might have a future depends on new directions

    Cons

    This was an emotional roller coaster

    Cloudera2019-09-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Architect 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology; Chance to experience multi industry

    Cons

    Too much work, work life balance not very well

    Cloudera2019-03-27
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging work environment, great career builder, motivated talent"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great rep, good resume builder - Good pay - Limitless learning experience - Challenging work - Support and dev teams are really tight and super responsive, giving the field workers the edge in agility and ultimately, client success. - Talented staff with a very focused goal

    Cons

    - Tough work-life balance - Field prep could be better - Turnover (do more to keep your staff please)

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    Cloudera2019-01-21
  9. "Great experience for Internship"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera for less than a year

    Pros

    - Highly talented and experienced engineers. - Very accessible executives. You can head to CTO's desk and pick his brains. - Free lunch - Competitive pay for interns. - Very open culture - Great work life balance

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Cloudera2018-10-19
  10. Helpful (20)

    "Fell to pieces after the IPO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary Nice benefits like daily lunch, unlimited PTO Good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor management Nepotism Complacency Can be cliquey Good people leaving en masse Horrible HR team (no career development plans, no effort made to retain top talent)

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    Cloudera2018-08-30
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