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MapR Technologies Reviews

Updated 12 February, 2019
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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)

  • "The biggest incentive of a startup is usually the stock options" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, good teams to work with

    Cons

    Messaging is mixed and confusing

    Advice to Management

    Figure out right messaging


  2. "Ship is sinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Amazing and solid technology, but that's about it.

    Cons

    High level of attrition/layoffs due to upper management's inability to focus on direction. Product marketing focus is technical with no message to business user.

  3. "Very good"

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    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


  4. "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.


  5. 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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Management"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Technology Vision"

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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 (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.


  9. 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


  10. "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