DataStax Reviews

Updated 5 May 2021

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78%
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DataStax CEO Chet Kapoor
Chet Kapoor
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "We are actively engaged with the open source software community(in 27 reviews)

  • "Most of us work from home but we collaborate a lot better than when I used to work in offices for other companies(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "You will compete against Cassandra open source(in 13 reviews)

  • "New CEO is driving the company off a cliff(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great company with bright future"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Data Architect in Rutland, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product vision, good leadership in a growth NoSQL market. Very positive values. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Working in startup mode, so be ready to shift focus quickly.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "So bad it's almost funny."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good and not based on location for US employees.

    Cons

    Absolutely no strategy or vision, every week feels like whiplash. Don't be fooled by the reviews that mention "startup chaos." This is a 10+ year old company that is flailing because they have no idea how to be successful. There are many kind and bright folks in middle management but a lot of the leadership team are awful (not all, but a few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch). Not only are they incompetent, but they're also rude, condescending and have zero self-awareness of their own weaknesses or how they are perceived by the rest of the company. Also, a lot of these reviews are fake as employees are explicitly asked to write good reviews to balance out the real reviews.

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  3. "Impressive turnaround, experienced and supportive management team with a vision"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to build something you're proud of Empowering / supportive management Great benefits Remote friendly Talented enthusiastic people already on board Taking action on D&I

    Cons

    in startup mode, which isn't for everyone turnaround affected company trajectory for last several years, until early 2020 when new the management team arrived

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  4. "Great overall onboarding experience! (New hire) - BDR"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataStax full-time

    Pros

    Every individual really knows what they're talking about when you have any questions. Overall, the culture is awesome and you can feel the pride everyone has in their work, it really shows!

    Cons

    The only one I can think of is the amount of information you're given once you start employment and asked to go over. It can be overwhelming for some folks but can easily be manageable once you structure your day and prioritize tasks.

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  5. "Good benefits, but lots of work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DataStax full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits like Health and wellness! Great people.

    Cons

    Teams are short staffed and each team member take on multiple roles, but thats startup life.

  6. "Love the direction they are taking"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great opportunity and huge market to tackle Growth is underway, they are preparing to expand Benefits and overall culture is amazing

    Cons

    With growing there are pains in figuring out exactly how to message the product. Time will help

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  7. Helpful (9)

    "Great for low-level entry aspiring engineers. Choose otherwise if you have options."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company benefits are great, the best I've ever had.

    Cons

    Upper management has a tenuous grasp at what it takes to do the job, in addition to being unskilled and unprepared to lead a team successfully. You are considered replaceable at any given moment and how long you've been there and how hard you work is irrelevant. You will be expected to do things that you've not been told you're expected to do that is out of scope with what you've agreed to do when you were hired. You may enjoy the company at first but will quickly realize the insufficiencies of your manager and the organization as a whole and understand it is not a place for a skilled engineer who has options.

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  8. "Great company with bright future ahead!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am really impressed that DataStax is more focused on their core values and being a remote first company, work life balance has been great! There are great opportunities to grow and be challenged which really motivates me! Team here is really supportive.

    Cons

    It can be fast moving and working sporadic hours most of the time.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "New CEO is driving the company off a cliff"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Data Architect in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Turn back, run away, save yourself.

    Cons

    I have watched as the new CEO relentlessly purges staff, including colleagues who were shining stars and outstanding leaders. The repeated waves of layoffs and employees who simply vanish in the night without being allowed to say goodbye is truly a shame.

  10. "Great place to thrive"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting huge distributed systems projects that solve really challenging engineering problems on global scale with fun to use technologies. Smart, friendly, talented and helpful colleagues and managers that will always help and seek ways to improve. Very competitive salary. Great benefits, gifts, "free" PTO and helpful people team. Full remote forever company, allowing for a digital nomad lifestyle. Huge market potential, you can see and be part of a product that evolves by the minute and is liked by customers. Inspiring and demanding leadership and managers. Recommended for anyone who is looking for a rewarding and challenging ride and wants to put in the required effort. I am an engineer and have been working with a few teams and the above comments hold true for each of them.

    Cons

    Work can get stressful due to short deadlines and rapidly shifting focus.

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