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Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.3
56%
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MapR Technologies CEO John Schroeder
John Schroeder
14 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Promising Big Data vendor on its way out of the market"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    MapR’s only promising product is the File System (now also refered to as MapR-XD). All the other bits around the database, streaming, Kubernetes, PACC and the AI fuzz they are making actually either don’t work, have not been tested through load or are just hyped up accordingly with the markets move. Great place to work as most sales reps left.

    Cons

    - MapR’s product is way to expensive for what you get - Hybrid cloud solution literally does not work without scripting in AWS, Azure or GCP - no integration in the product - Management: great place to work now as nearly all managers left or have been asked to leave - Product Development: due to the management reshuffle, no real product development is happening and as the third big data vendor in the market, MapR is already behind - highly complicated environment to work in the product and customers find it hard to learn MapR and find useful and successful projects out of their investments - to get to production is hard

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  2. "Great engineering team and management, poor financial planning"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    MapR has some of the best and brightest engineering talent in the industry. On the most part, the engineers are motivated, talented and co-operative and willing to share and exchange ideas. Engineering management is also talented - many . of them come from the top tier universities with excellent track records. I also love the fully stocked break room with drinks and snacks, the ping-pong table, massage chair, and many other amenities.

    Cons

    MapR has been acquired by Hewlett-Packard Enterprises in August 2019 and is now a division of HPE. Due to poor financial management by executives leading to cash flow issues, many talented staff have left the company in the last few months.

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  3. "Great learning opportunities in MapR"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got a learning opportunity to learn a lot of technologies. Good Career Growth Work from Home Options No Micro-Management Good Technology

    Cons

    Cant think of anything. Please carry on the good work

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  4. "Great company to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Best platform for big data. No need for additional clusters for HBase and Kafka. It is all in one platform.

    Cons

    API's for MapR-DB JSON could be improved.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Irresponsible management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Snacks, good co-workers, a big empty building

    Cons

    Management. Get out before it sinks to oblivion!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting while it lasted"

    3.0
    Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MapR Technologies

    Pros

    Awesome tech MFS is great

    Cons

    Marketing department is worst. No

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Bizarre exec team"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Clearly the board sees something good in the exec team.

    Cons

    Every company has its share of ups and down. Communication is key to building consensus and motivating the team to help solve the challenges. That is why the team is there for. The leadership team at MapR holds a 'us vs. them' approach, With close to zero communication and exaggerated truths, the leadership got what it deserved, a team that has no way to row in the same direction to help get past the problems. Can't speak for others, but won't ever work for this exec team again.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great Tech - Poor Management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great Technology that was being well adopted

    Cons

    Poor Management struggling to keep the lights on

  9. Helpful (3)

    "second-rate!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been there over 4 years, seen it all... - good product and technology. - still a few nice and good engineers left to work with ...

    Cons

    - hostile work environment - there are no ethics and engineering management doesn't value good work. - bunch of jerks in top management in engineering with no leadership skills. - engineering management has no clue how to deal with engineers and retain them. - very high nepotism in engineering. - engineering top management has no vision. - attrition in engineering is very high, no wonder... - benefits below industry standards. - if you are ex-informatica you are safe!!

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    MapR Technologies Response

    March 29, 2019

    Our hope is that all MapR employees feel that their time at MapR is interesting, positive, and challenging. We are genuinely sorry to hear that you are not having that sort of experience. MapR is especially concerned about your “hostile work environment” comment. We want to assure you that we take all allegations of improper discrimination very seriously. If an employee is a target of severe and pervasive unwelcome conduct based on race, creed, citizenship, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sex or gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, family care status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law, we want to hear about it so we can fix it. We are concerned that you have not brought forward a complaint about this alleged discrimination through the various reporting mechanisms we make available to employees. We encourage you to contact your manager, the HR department, the Legal department, or use our confidential, anonymous complaint procedures as outlined in our Speak-Up policy. We want to make sure that MapR is a comfortable and positive place to work for all of our employees. Again, we encourage you to report your concerns about any unlawful discrimination through the proper channels so they can be investigated and remediated.

  10. "Very good"

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

    I have been working at MapR Technologies full-time for 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

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