Pentaho Reviews

Updated 30 July, 2014
Updated 30 July, 2014
39 Reviews

3.8
39 Reviews
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Pentaho Chairman and CEO Quentin Gallivan
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time

    Pros

    Start-up energy, great management team. Great energy with them and a great place for sharpening your skill sets.

    Cons

    Don't really have many cons about them; some long hours maybe but that's to be expected if you want the fast paced, get everything done not energy of a startup.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Technical Staff  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! A very talented and ambitious group of people .

    Cons

    - No cons, everything is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are on the right track!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing product, amazing people, amazing company.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Best product on the market, great team, great ethos.

    Cons

    Management are too quick to judge without understanding the facts first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be a little cautious when making judgement. Other than that I see a bright future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People, Great Atmosphere, Great Compabny

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, great people, appreciation from the managers, Free Benefits, flexible hours, highly skilled, brilliant team members, Learning and training provided and encouraged. Potential for growth.

    Cons

    not much to report here. lot's of change happening at the moment and it can be confusing but not unbearable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep informing your employees when they have done well and encourage them to do better by offering more ways to improve their skills with classes, seminars etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent senior management, great market position

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Very hot business area
    Very professional sales and marketing operation
    Good constructive attitude at all levels
    Good ongoing training for field teams
    Good compensation packages

    Cons

    Very competitive market
    High pressure
    Lots of growth mean knowledge can be spread thinly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the product

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unstructured Company

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    Current Employee - Tech Support  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere was laid back, and has a good floor plan.. has a bar and free soda

    Cons

    Terrible interview questions
    Managers do not know how to Decipher Good potential employees and bad
    people looked like they hated their job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not base your understanding of a prospected employee off of a role play scenario made up on the spot... Prospects do not know your structures or systems you use , so asking them how they would handle a scenario/ trouble shoot a Pentaho issue is not a valid question. the information is not there nor the training... Again bad interview questions = Bad Management.. Find other opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, high energy company

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time

    Pros

    The people are great. everyone is hardworking and smart. It is a fast pace environment. Good product.

    Cons

    A lot of young people. I was surprised when I saw some bad reviews but then I read them and can tell who wrote them. If this is your first job you have no idea what a horrible job is really like. lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in product. Expand my territory! lol

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are great and it's always fun to come to work. You feel like you're going to hang out with friends and get stuff done. I look forward to going to work every day.

    Cons

    Some of the people are political and there are lots of growing pains as the company is rapidly getting bigger. That is a really small fraction, though, and I think it mostly affects management. There is really no formal on board training, which makes ramping up challenging. You have be comfortable with change and moving fast to fit in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High Energy, pre-IPO company, great benefits, and interesting technology platform

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    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Take good care of employee's, work hard, play hard - 3 week sprint cycles (Agile/Scrum) and lot's of different technology integration.

    Cons

    Culture may not be a match for some people not into team drinking (full stocked bar). Still a young crowd in an open space floor plan (very noisy and distracting).

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice try but not going anywhere

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    I loved the size and unique atmosphere. There are some wonderful people at this company. The benefits and work environment are second to none. The founders are excellent people and the engineers are a joy to work with and extremely intelligent. I enjoyed going to work here every day until politics and drama got in the way. Sales execs are more concerned with a CYA approach to metrics than they are in actually cornering the market by developing a dominating approach to winning business.

    Cons

    The product may be a winner but the reason the company is not growing at the rate it should is because the marketing department runs a good portion of the sales team. They are learning on the fly. The result? An eroding business plan with unrealistic expectations, they have succeeded in corrupting an environment that was once a great place to work. The entire team lacks communication, focus and discipline. The marketing team exhausts the sales team by asking for their opinions and then paralyzing them in group thought exercises. This brainstorming hell goes on for hours each week...with very little change taking place. I found myself singing Kumbiyah to appease the top brass rather than focusing on my job of selling a brand. There is a constant turnover on the sales side of the organization and they are burning through good people fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your sales reps out in the field. Force reps to do outbound prospecting, they are spoiled and rely entirely on what falls into their lap. Set metrics for a minimum amount of demos each month rather than accepted opportunities. Do you see how this caters to them accepted opportunities caters to their metrics? It has no defining qualities...Hire more sales engineers and start training people from the inside rather than looking elsewhere constantly. Pull the fire alarm and acquire visualizations out of the box to compete with tableau, jasper and good data. The market is becoming more competitive each day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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