DataStax Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2020

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3.8
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DataStax CEO Chet Kapoor
Chet Kapoor
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "We are actively engaged with the open source software community(in 22 reviews)

  • "There's so much happening in Apache Cassandra now and its surrounding ecosystem(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "You will compete against Cassandra open source(in 13 reviews)

  • "New CEO is driving the company off a cliff(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Just an amazing company to be part of"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To many to list but here are a few * Work life balance * Great remuneration * Amazing technology * Even better people to work with

    Cons

    Can't think of one con

  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great Technology, Average Company"

    2.0
     

    I have been working at DataStax

    Pros

    Technology is leading edge in many areas and it is a great space to be in.

    Cons

    Management is very slow to make decisions, inexperienced in many areas and politics is a major problem even though it is still a startup.

    DataStax Response

    April 4, 2014CEO

    I truly do loathe politics and if you are feeling encumbered by them, I want to make sure you know that you can come to me (or our VP of HR) with any concerns. If I have blind spots in this regard, I want to know them.

  3. "Energy + Strategy + Execution = Winning"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Energy. This is the place if you want to be part of something - Strategy. The community and customers love the new strategy. Embracing open source has been a big accelerant - Execution. This is a great place to learn, thrive, and make money for execution-oriented salespeople. Sales management/sales culture is data-driven and collaborative.

    Cons

    This is a rocket ship - things are moving very fast. You've got to be ready to work hard and adapt as we grow

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  4. "Next generation technology at a massive scale"

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

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

    Pros

    - Remote culture that still feels welcoming and collaborative as though you are working in a face to face environment - Truly innovative peers pushing everyone to operate on an elevated level - Forward thinking culture with a focus on wellness and diversity - Opportunities to move within the company to

    Cons

    - As a global company sometimes calls can occur at odd hours - Really fascinating use cases and problems to solve can suck you in to spending extra hours

  5. "Make an impact in the software industry"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best minds in the software industry working on amazing products.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

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  6. "Focus and Execution"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of change and energy as we refocus on the open source community and embrace new technology. Going back to our roots to have a bigger impact on the IT industry. Distributed company that does with not have a glass ceiling for remote employees. Great brand name recognition in the industry and customers who want to see us succeed.

    Cons

    Still working to overcome some past missteps.

  7. "Great company to work for."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote culture, friendly and professional team.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any cons with them.

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  8. "Awesome Company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise BDR in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with fun smart people. Transparency from Leadership. Very interactive group.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything specific.

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  9. "Great tech company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Quebec, QC

    I have been working at DataStax full-time

    Pros

    awesome technologies, tools and customers

    Cons

    the market is not easy

  10. COVID-19

    "Going in the right direction"

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

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

    Pros

    new leadership, new focus, and streamlined execution

    Cons

    very fast, and long hours (though, to be fair, long hours are also a result of covid)

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