Pentaho Reviews

Updated 14 October 2014
Updated 14 October 2014
41 Reviews
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41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Pay and Great Location in SF

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentaho

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits
    Good Company Culture

    Cons

    Disconnect Marketing and Sales Department
    No Opportunity for growth
    Most antiquated computers I have seen in an office, especially for a software company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, quirky individuals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, wonderful benefits. Laid-back atmosphere; these people like to party! Every day is casual day; some folks live in T-shirts & shorts. Watch out for the break room, though; it's stuffed with every junk food you can think of (maybe the occasional fruit, lol), as well as beer and wine. People are friendly. Open seating (assigned). Dedicated to embracing Agile methodology, and good at teaching newcomers...

    Cons

    Some individuals can make or break your experience at this company. Insiders tend to be a bit clique-ish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -- Consider encouraging people to apply for other internal positions if/when there are personnel/personality conflicts.
    -- If a manager has gone through several direct reports in a relatively short time, the problem might be with that manager's expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    Amazing product, amazing people, amazing company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Pentaho full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Great People, Great Atmosphere, Great Compabny

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time (more than an 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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 3 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Great people, high energy company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Pentaho full-time (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

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