DataStax Reviews

Updated 29 Jun 2020

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3.7
68%
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DataStax CEO Chet Kapoor
Chet Kapoor
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "We are actively engaged with the open source software community(in 22 reviews)

  • "There's so much happening in Apache Cassandra now and its surrounding ecosystem(in 20 reviews)

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

  • "New CEO is driving the company off a cliff(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "A fresh DataStax and a better journey"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer Relations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The tide has turned and we are ready to have a huge impact on the world. Great new direction recognising the need for community relations being at the heart of what we do. Always busy but never not looking forward to what is next to come. Nice working culture and structure and never feel like you are under surveillance

    Cons

    Startup mentality can sometimes take the polish off of things Being distributed sometimes means missing out on crucial updates or receiving them way past the fact

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  2. "Great company, great culture, challenging work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataStax full-time

    Pros

    The people. New exec team have a clear outlook for the future. The work is stimulating and colleagues are incredibly supportive. Great package and incentive schemes.

    Cons

    None that I can find.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company with an incredibly talented team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DataStax is an extremely fast paced company, with an exceptional leadership team. With the new executive team onboard there is a clear focus on the technology, enterprises and the community. The company is full of super passionate, caring, kind and intelligent people and it is a seriously awesome place to work.

    Cons

    Still trying to find one !

  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (8)

    "WARNING - DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE BEFORE JOINING THE COMPANY"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zero. None what so ever.

    Cons

    Having worked and left the company sometime ago, it is such a shame to see and hear all the 10 years of hard work by the previous leadership team is now being destroyed. The company I experienced had a great team culture but has now been turned into an unpleasant environment. The culture of all great companies is driven from the top down and it is evident with what is happening the current CEO has successfully creating a toxic one.... you just have to read all the negative reviews here to believe it. My understanding is there have been a minimum of 3 rounds of lay offs in the last 5 months - 2 of which were either side of Christmas (!!) and the other last month! Considering what is going on in the world with COVID-19, the latest round of redundancies shows a lack of empathy and judgement by not only the leadership team but also the local HR teams. This cost cutting exercise is clearly in preparation for the company to be sold to the first bidder, so if you do decide to join expect a very miserable short term ride.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Challenges Ahead"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many but the existing customer base is strong and impressive.

    Cons

    No opportunity for sales or progression.

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  6. Helpful (12)

    "Be cautious if joining in sales"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ESM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The platform based on Cassandra is good and the company has implemented solid admin processes. HR, Vacation, Commission etc

    Cons

    Be cautious if joining in a sales role as the ESM/AVP, SVP turnover is eye watering. The product is solid but there is emergent and growing competition across open-source, NoSql and Graph and I'm not sure if the management recognises this. Whilst there are significant issues with marketing, lead generation etc the ESM's bear the brunt of the criticism by a sales leadership that is distant from the real world. The comm plan is average and the targets very high. Very poor hiring decisions have badly affected morale.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataStax full-time

    Pros

    Most of us work from home but we collaborate a lot better than when I used to work in offices for other companies. At Datastax, there is an incredible culture of sharing, with a customer focus which is paramount. The great feedback we receive from our customers show that they really value the support we provide and so does our management. We are lucky to be allowed to work independently, which helps building a close relationship with customers and developers alike. No stone is unturned!

    Cons

    The flexibility we have means that I sometimes work longer hours than I ought to, but it's mostly because I am enjoying what I do. Long may it last.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Datastax is still a great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at Datastax is one of the best I have seen in many UK companies I have been working for. They make it hard for you to look out for other jobs with a mix of good pay, stock options, leading edge products, challenging but supportive work environment, work life balance that actually works, internal carreer opportunities.

    Cons

    The fact that we work on a leading edge technology - The best database for cloud applications - means that you must stay current on a number of new technologies that keep changing and improving by the week. This makes it exciting and scary at the same time.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Solutions Architect"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, knowledgable and smart colleagues, interesting technology, working from home

    Cons

    csome customers are very annoying :)

  10. Helpful (8)

    "Datastax rocks."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMEA Technical Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, team spirit, collaboration, excellent cutting-edge technology, great rewards, personal accountability, great tools, superb colleagues. Treated like an adult and extremely well looked after. It is a pleasure to work for Datastax. Best company I've worked for by some margin.

    Cons

    There literally are no cons.

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