Datadog Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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82%
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Datadog CEO & Co-Founder Olivier Pomel (no image)
Olivier Pomel
174 Ratings
  1. "Datadog goes above and beyond in all aspects of business!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Datadog strikes the perfect balance of the support and structure of an enterprise level organization while still maintaining the feel of a young, forward thinking business. I'm extremely impressed with leadership and how they have grown the organization while still remaining visible and accessible. The people that work here are some of my favorite employees I've ever had. The company is filled with passionate, intelligent, and engaging humans. It's a social environment (even virtually) where employees are encouraged to get to know each other on an interpersonal level. There is growth potential if you are willing to work hard and speak up, and good work is recognized and rewarded. Could not be happier with my nearly 2 years of working here- would recommend it to anyone!

    Cons

    Lots of fast paced growth in all aspects of the business can lead to aggressive SLAs and objectives. Fast paced is the the only pace at Datadog! You need to be flexible and might have to change course at the drop of a hat, or take on new, unexpected project. Not so much a con if you enjoy that kind of environment, but can be stressful if that doesn't suite your work style.

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (5)

    "Best thing to happen to me in 2020"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined Datadog during the height of COVID. I got laid off from my former employer and started my search immediately and came across Datadog. Man am I happy that I did! Datadog has been so amazing. The interview experience was top notch. The recruiter I was working with and the recruiting coordinator made it a seamless experience. I was always updated with where I was in the process and it never took long to get feedback. The process itself wasn't too difficult, but that could be the role I'm in. Now comes onboarding. Onboarding during a global pandemic has challenges. But I can say without a doubt that my onboarding has been the absolute best of my career and it was all done remotely. The HR team did a tremendous job making this happen. The first thing I noticed when I joined was that everyone was so nice. It's almost shocking how nice everyone is. No matter the team, people are willing to help you. There doesn't appear to be an "I'm too good for this job" attitude. And then lastly as a working mom, Datadog has been so thoughtful to our parenting needs. Yes, we're home all day with our kids and some of us are lucky enough to have childcare, others aren't. Datadog has provided us with an emergency childcare subsidy to help us during these times. If your childcare needs haven't changed, then you're eligible for a regular childcare subsidy. It's pretty great! But even with the subsidy which is amazing, they are also flexible. An example, our childcare fell through and I was prepping for a meeting and had to go get my child to come sit in with me while I prepped on a zoom call. Everyone was so great and didn't seem to mind that my crazy toddler was standing up on the chair behind me and I was desperately trying to be engaged and make sure he didn't fall. It was not an issue that my child was there.

    Cons

    The work never ends! It's both a good and a bad thing, but there is always more to do.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Constant challenges and growth opportunities, excellent work-life balance."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate culture, benefits, growth opportunities, transparency, excellent corporate citizenship/values, actively supports communities around office locations

    Cons

    The closest thing to a downside is the constant challenge. Employees are often thrown into the deep end of the pool. This is mitigated by the supportive culture and strong emphasis on work life balance. Be prepared for a tired brain at the end of the workday.

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  4. "Amazing Company"

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

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

    Pros

    When we were in the office, we had catered lunches, fun events, and all around positive vibes. Now that we are working from home, Datadog has done a fantastic job of supporting its employees (physically, mentally, and financially) through tough times. People here work hard but are also encouraged to take personal time to avoid burnout (especially with the recent situation), so great work/life balance. Love the people and the culture- it's a great place to work!

    Cons

    The company is still sorting out ways to handle rapid growth and implement employee feedback, but they have really stepped it up in the past year! The company is improving every day so I don't have much to critique

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Great office, terrible culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The perks of the office we’re great from the snacks to drinks and tampons they provided in the women’s bathroom. Great health insurance! Provided catered lunches 3x a week but always had leftovers for the other 2 days.

    Cons

    Terrible (to no) growth possibilities. Very political office (you need to play the game/or have the right person like you). No training. Management was not qualified to lead the team. Team lead was very rude and gossipy. Poor working hours, you’re expected to work late nights, weekends and during PTO.

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  6. Helpful (10)

    "NO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.....DON'T CARE FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR"

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks fun but fake environment

    Cons

    Terrible candidate experience....horrible and no diversity

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "tend to pay under market rate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer 

    I have been working at Datadog full-time

    Pros

    -great management, flexible work hours

    Cons

    -difficult to get promoted internally very competitive. Across the board pay is lower than market rate

  8. "Great Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many including beautiful facilities, flexible work schedule, lunch and snacks

    Cons

    I don't see many. I honestly had a great experience. Great company culture

  9. "Amazing company and people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The product sells itself, uncapped commission

    Cons

    I don't have any cons yet

  10. Helpful (2)

    "tough and stressful but worth it"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Boston, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun office environment and benefits

    Cons

    Very political, limited upward mobility

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