At Cask Data, Inc., 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 47 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.08. It was published on Mar 14, 2017. 4800 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.
I feel I make a difference here.
Management shows appreciation for good work and extra effort.
I can be myself around here.

What They Do

We asked Cask Data, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Cask makes building/running big data solutions easy, providing the first unified integration platform for big data that reduces time-to-production for data applications. The open-source Cask Data Application Platform accelerates time-to-value from Hadoop through standardized APIs, configurable templates and UIs.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, 94306 US Sites: 3
US Employees: 53 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2011

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Perks and Programs

We asked Cask Data, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Spot Bonus Cash Awards: Cask provides one-time, cash-in-hand surprise bonuses of $1000 for employees who go above and beyond, exemplifying the Cask culture without asking for recognition.
  • Annual Family Parties: Cask hosts two annual parties for employees and their families. The annual holiday party is where employees and their partners come together to celebrate a successful year. The annual summer BBQ is where employees and their entire family enjoy time with other employees and their families.
  • Free Lunches and Food Trucks: Cask provides all employees with free lunch every day, in addition to our free, well-stocked kitchen. At least once a month, Cask brings a food truck to the office for lunch and the entire company eats together.
  • Birthday Cakes: For every single birthday, employees get to choose their own cake and we do candles and sing happy birthday as a company.
  • Company Fundays: Following major quarterly milestones, Cask has company-wide fundays that include activities like lasertag, movies, go kart racing and meals/drinks at local venues.
  • Employee Wellness: Cask pays for up $100 a month for employees’ gym memberships
  • Pet friendly: Bring your pets to work (as long as they behave themselves)
  • Mobile phone subsidy: $75 a month


100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
Diwali at Cask


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (10% use it)
  • Telecommute option (20% use it)
  • Subsided On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Daily paid-for lunch, snacks, weekly breakfasts, food trucks, drinks, games, team-building activities)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
20 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$3,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Food Truck


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How to Get Hired

We asked Cask Data, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Cask Data, Inc. is a passionate and driven team on a mission to democratize big data, empowering users and organizations by making the latest in open source big data software simple and accessible. We have an entrepreneurial culture focused on solving customer problems where every individual is empowered to do their job and expected to do whatever they can to move the company forward. We tackle the broad technical challenges of the big data ecosystem, from databases and distributed systems to APIs and automation, and how we can make them consumable by diverse users in complex enterprise environments. The Cask team is one that strives for excellence, works together towards our collective goals, and most of all, enjoys celebrating our wins together as a team.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can share their own passion for our mission of simplifying big data and making it more accessible. An understanding of the open source big data ecosystem, the challenges and complexities of it, and how our product is addressing these issues will ensure your interests are well aligned with the Cask team. As open source, it is free to download our product. Prospective employees who have used the product can share their experiences and opinions to instantly demonstrate their passion for the Cask mission. The ability to share not only positive feedback but also constructive criticism is welcomed.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

  • Platform Software Engineers
  • Application Software Engineers
  • Front-End Software Engineers
  • Sales Engineers

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidate can visit our careers website or send us email at

hiring Outlook

25 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 51% Job Growth
166 Average applicants per opening 3,660 Total job applicants
17% New hires by employee referrals 5% Openings filled by current employees
4 Recent graduates hired 5% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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