At Cask Data, Inc., 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 35 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.98. It was published on May 24, 2016. 2605 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People care about each other here.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What They Do

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

Cask Data (“Cask”) provides the industry-leading, open source big data application platform that lets developers and data scientists accelerate the time to build, deploy and operate data-centric applications and data lakes; it also enables IT organizations to implement well-governed data-as-a-service environments designed to quickly unlock the value of data. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Palo Alto, California US Sites: 3
US Employees: 41 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2011


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 you 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) plan
  • Stock options to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
Celebrating Diwali


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


  • Flexible schedule (10% use it)
  • Telecommute option (20% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected paternity leave20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
20 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.


  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Subsidized offsite gym memberships


      • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
      • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

      Executive Diversity



      Fun at our Holiday party

      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

      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

      21 Job openings forecast for coming year 30% New hires by employee referrals
      Yes Recruits on college campuses
      * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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