Databricks Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2020

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4.8
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Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi
Ali Ghodsi
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Exciting and fast-growing industry(in 16 reviews)

  • "Tons of opportunity, the company is growing like wildfire and people are excited about the upside(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "A few growing pains as you’d expect for a company doubling in size(in 11 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment, not a typical 9-5(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Engaging Work, Great People"

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

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

    Pros

    - People are not only incredibly smart, but also extremely enjoyable to work with! - Interesting problems across engineering helps keep work engaging and raise personal value - Leadership very transparent, no psychological corporate BS

    Cons

    - Lot of work to do, hiring like crazy but new stuff still pops up - Growing pains, scaling out engineering is difficult

  2. "Rocket Ship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Work life balance takes a hit at time.

  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bavaria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Databricks full-time

    Pros

    Great product, expertise, culture, leadership and team! The Central European team is growing very fast and it's awesome to be part of it!

    Cons

    No cons really. The way of working is very fast paced and you can make an impact very quickly, if this is something you like, you're right here.

  4. "Career Progression and huge addressable market"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of focus around progressing the individual and supporting you in the next phase of your career. The Mentorship program gives you the opportunity to not only be mentored and supported but a chance for you to work on your coaching and leadership skills in supporting your peers. The culture here is also unmatched to anywhere else I've worked, there is an openness and

    Cons

    Not really a con, but a matter of preference for you depending on the work environment you're looking for. This is a fast-paced, ambitious and growing business, not for someone looking for slow and steady. If you want to be challenged and learn more in a few months than you'll pick up in your career, this is a great place to work.

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  5. "Lucky to work with such a great team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment Lots of learning opportunities and room to grow/progress Great team dynamic and company culture

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons thus far.

  6. "Solid Product and Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Databricks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company values & great executive leadership

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  7. "Awesome top notch company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Solutions Architect in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full of brilliant co-workers, vast scope for learning and awesome company as a whole. Management is very transparent and encouraging. Good benefits

    Cons

    No 401K matching. Hoping it is coming soon.

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  8. "If you want to optimize your career, this is the place to do it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The calibre of people The calibre of the technology The size of the opportunity in front of us

    Cons

    Don't come here if you don't want to be challenged. Everyone wants a piece of Databricks right now so Databricks isn't the place for someone that wants an easy life

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Poor management, great sw"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    top engineers, clients who are engaged

    Cons

    manage down, drink the kool-aid, many lucky but not good

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  10. "Its a company with values and an ambition to be great"

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

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

    Pros

    There's a real opportunity in almost every role to make an impact on customers, on your colleagues and on your own career. You're given the autonomy to shape and drive your own success and the support to make some mistakes along the way. Most people will learn a lot in a short space of time and it can really springboard your career forward. The company and the leadership teams are conscious that a positive culture is really important to productivity and everyone's enjoyment of their time here but as a company grows it inevitably does start to change and I think we're at a transition point right now from fun startup to more serious player.

    Cons

    There's a lot of pressure on a fairly regular basis so if you're looking for somewhere to coast this isn't the spot for you. You'll be expected to give everything you have and a little extra as the business really wants to establish itself as the key player in the space. This means you'll be held accountable for owning your part of that success, that visibility isn't for everyone. With more layers of management, there does come a little reduction in the level of transparency of vision that the lower layers see but no different from any company at this size. In short, if you can deal with the pressure and you want a high pace, rapid growth and very technical environment this is probably for you.

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