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MapR Technologies Reviews

Updated 26 October, 2018
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MapR Technologies CEO John Schroeder
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Pros
  • "Great and successful product while good work-life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "The product is really a game changer in Big Data spaces" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "However, management is very open to flex hours which makes work/life balance possible" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Do not work in engineering unless you came from Informatica - the culture that management team has created is toxic" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Very good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Remote, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Remote, OR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open and relax environment while helping customers to build their next gen data Platform

    Cons

    There are none so far


  2. "Not for the in the box thinkers"

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

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, diverse, Great people, Rewarding, Great technology

    Cons

    Long hours, Vision limited, Marketing alignment

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond the US market for innovation.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "no backfill. make the number."

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    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    low pay and bonus. so lower taxes for individuals..

    Cons

    execs do not finish anything.

    Advice to Management

    Relax and continue doing nothing. That is what our share price is doing.


  4. "Sales Role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and in a hot space

    Cons

    Product led Company so sales & marketing are a bit leaderless

    Advice to Management

    hire heavy hitting growth experts in Sales, Marketing and Product strategy


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance (if you know how to fight for your own good, don't be afraid to escalate to HR)

    Cons

    - Unfair performance evaluation: very very very little bonus (50% in stock which is basically no value) and it's not based on how good your performance is or how hard you work. It's literally based on management's discretion (aka if they like you or not, could be nothing even when you are a super star in the team).
    - Layoffs: LOTS OF layoffs due to company not performing or even politics
    - Security/Privacy: management overrides lots of internal controls in the company. Do not expect your email privacy is secured in this company.
    - No room to grow: management is trying to secure their jobs so acting like control freak and unwilling to develop talented people.
    - Lousy treatment when you give 2-week notice: they started to make you work EVERY single minute (even when you are sick or have emergency) and take away your bonus no matter how good your performance have been/how hard you have worked

    Advice to Management

    Look at the turnover rate . Be fair to the talents and you need to develop them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Technology Vision"

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

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schroeder's technology vision
    Very happy customers
    Operational agility to make necessary changes to the business
    Very smart people

    Cons

    There are some bullies among us
    No women on the BoD or at the C-level, few women everywhere else - less than 20%
    Culture doesn't seem to be valued by executives
    No 401k matching
    Ridiculously small bonus program

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the bullies, recruit more women, and let's either go public or sell this company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No one is responsible for anything"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great technology, strongly differentiated
    - smart folks
    - strong international business
    - ceo is a smart guy

    Cons

    - no one is responsible
    - marketing is not working at all
    - lots of politics
    - no vision

    Advice to Management

    - make sure people in sales can actually earn money with realistic expectations
    - keep your promises

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility,Good product,Gym,Game room ,Lunch card

    Cons

    Policies not that transparent, Compensations and benefits are not great


  9. "MapR is a place for influencers"

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    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Remote, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Remote, OR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mapr is a place for influencers. The kind of people who work at MapR and have grown to become experts in data management and data science, and they're pushing the envelope to make a data platform that performs faster, scales better, and is easier to manage. They are sophisticated people who think about analytics differently because they take for granted how the MapR platform reduces the barriers that often block people from harnessing value from their data. Important companies are using MapR to build applications that do amazing things with data. That exposure to the cutting-edge of analytics and machine learning is what gives people at MapR a unique perspective in today's data driven world.

    It's great to be part of an organization that plays such a central role in so many marketable skills, like machine learning and data science.

    Another nice thing: the MapR culture embraces work/life balance. People take full advantage of the unlimited PTO policy. Managements treats us like professionals, so there is a lot of trust.

    Cons

    Too many people leave MapR. They learn really marketable skills, then understandably, use them to find new jobs with higher salaries.


  10. "Great Company on the Leading Edge of Technology with Great Growth Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty to learn both from the technology the company is building as well as how to apply it to real problems at massive scale.

    Cons

    Certain people in management are more concerned that they have the idea rather than letting their team create and foster an idea. Response often take the form of "I did that exact thing back at this other huge company 20 years ago". This generally creates the problem that those people are living in the past. This is NOT all managers, but there are a couple like that within the org.

    Advice to Management

    Get the right people for those upper management roles.