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Updated 2 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Good room for work/life balance" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Smart people lead to happy customers too, and the roster of customer successes is impressive" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "work/life balance, none other than that" (in 22 reviews)

  • "There are always going to be growing pains with hyper-growth companies, like figuring out where to put everyone" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Leadership, Great Culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership and proven executives. Made a great strategic move to merge/acquire Hortonworks. Culture is strong, servant leadership that wants their people to be successful, rewarding compensation and options for those who are committed and delivering results. Enterprise platform and not silo solution.

    Cons

    Lets use our war-chest of money to accelerate and disrupt the market once again. Very bullish on the future of Cloudera.

    Advice to Management

    Get aggressive with investments


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Account Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The impact of our technology on enterprises and business success

    Cons

    Based on 3+ years, it hard to name any other than the need for training is critical

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Outstanding Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Love it!"

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    Current Employee - Business Alliance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Alliance Manager in London, England
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "High quality company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cloudera feels like a high quality company. They don't cut corners, they invest in the right places, the management team is experienced. It's also a friendly culture full of smart people.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating.


  6. "First impressions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time

    Pros

    Open, collaborative working environment. Empowering leadership style. Trusting environment. Friendly, welcoming and supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Still maturing process's and organisation to match customer expectation of the strategic significance the product has.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic company, exciting opportunity, very fast expansion."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company, rapid growth, dynamic environment, great people. In depth training programme.

    Cons

    Growing quickly and experiencing some pains through the expansion.

  8. "A truly great place to work with once in a lifetime opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation - base salaries are strong with share options and bonuses on top, decent benefits (pension, health care), and competitive annual leave.

    Amazing company culture lots of really helpful, smart (super smart people), smartest people I've worked with.
    People are fun to work with, hardworking and really know their onions. Its by far the best place I've worked in my career, I love the company and my role The company moves along at a bristling pace even for a tech company. The technology is truly leading edge
    Executive leadership team are awesome, friendly approachable, fun and set the high bar for the rest of the company.

    Cons

    Working at Cloudera is demanding, be prepared for intense days, weeks and long hours, work life balance is a bit out but is a part of a company that is growing fast.
    Initial training is good though not enough opportunity to train once you're stuck into your role.
    Some of the tenured employees who've become managers perhaps shouldn't have, lack the experience and people skills to manage.

    A bit US focused - though its getting better as regions grow and become more independent

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for creeping bureaucracy, processes get added ad hoc (or as a reaction) with some times little questioning of the value of the process in the long term.

    Work on diversity of all stripes, it will make it even better to work here.

    Be careful with sub-cultures and cliques, these have started to form, cut them off.

    Maintain the founders no a*** hole hiring policy, its worked well and maintained a great working culture.

    Keep leading as you do, innovating and making Cloudera the rising star we all believe it will be.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Chance of a lifetime"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well over a year and I'm still loving it.

    Relentless Innovation
    Focus on customer success
    Strength and ability of your entire team
    Knowing we're making something big
    Clear objectives and vision
    Fun

    Cons

    The art of the possible moves all the time.
    Keeping up with the pace of innovation
    Market education
    Interesting dynamic between free & paid versions.

    Advice to Management

    All systems go!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "The most exciting company in the hottest sector of technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cloudera hires really well, the team are the best and brightest, people are passionate about the company and the technology, and there is a "can do" attitude. There's an excitement but also a humility. The organisation structure is flat and there's a strong team culture across all the functions. The business is taking off with strong demand for our products across EMEA and in almost every industry vertical.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast and so the hours can be demanding, and in some roles the travel requirements are high.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in EMEA, the opportunity here is enormous. Find a balance between support from HQ and autonomy.