Cloudera Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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3.7
63%
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Cloudera President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Bearden
Rob Bearden
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you want to engineer big data products, Cloudera is the place to be(in 32 reviews)

  • "Great people and work life balance(in 31 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 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Love Cloudera!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been here at Cloudera for over 5 years, seen many, many changes yet despite some of the inherent challenges with big changes (IPO, merger with Hortonworks, 3 different CEOS and execs etc), I never felt like I had to jump ship. There is a sense of true community here at Cloudera. It seems like my voice is being heard and my actions appreciated. Good benefits, perks, salary and unlimited PTO. Good tools, especially during COVID19 WFH.

    Cons

    Not many. I am very encouraged by the true commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, as we all acknowledge we have work to do in this realm. And working on it we all are!

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Support for Development and Growth"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Still a good company but with lots of challenges ahead"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big data is still here to stay. Good place to learn and gain experience on big data, modern data management platform.

    Cons

    Big competition in cloud and from more nimble companies.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work, needs a clear path forward"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great talents in the company Good perks

    Cons

    Product direction since the merger was seen as not in stone for a while which led to multiple customers and prospects wait for a while to decide what to do. Need better product differentiators compared to cloud first party offerings. Higher management is clearly moving to using lawyers to stop the flow of good people out the door

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  5. "Excellent team spirit company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with, great culture and value

    Cons

    Recruiting process is too long

  6. Helpful (2)

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

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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  7. "Exciting Space, Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cloudera has a culture of openness and transparency that is rare. Our executives entrust the employees with a wealth of information and strategic direction that enables us to fall in line with that vision. The teams are generally quite collaborative, and I believe it is easy to establish a "name" for yourself among peers and other teams if you put forth the extra effort. The company has enough funding to think long-term rather than worrying about every up and down on the day-to-day.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, and many weekends worked. It is the cost of being in a new, cutting-edge field where you have to put in extra hours to stay ahead of the clients and the competition.

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  8. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Open source. Lots of talented engineers. Good salary.

    Cons

    Stock price has been the same the past few years.

  9. "Good Company Overall"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Bangalore
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Free food/snacks, employee friendly policies, good environment, Quality work, opportunity to learn/grow

    Cons

    Sometimes hectic schedule, Job uncertainty sometimes

  10. "Hard job, But I Love it!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloudera full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. The technology stack is something you can really get behind. The technical support staff are brilliant.

    Cons

    Very difficult tech to sell. The company is ridiculously process-rich. Even though the company seems to want to keep staff, there seems to be a high level of turn-over. Micro-management happens a lot.

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