SolarWinds
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SolarWinds Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Product Manager Interview

Product Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at SolarWinds.

Interview Details – Interview involved 6 rounds with first round being a panel interview. Questions ranged from technical to behavioral and were more or less within expectations of my resume. Interviewers were smart and spent adequate time explaining the role and leaving time for question and answers. Overall the toughest part was staying energetic after several rounds of interviews going through very similar conversations.

Interview Question – Provide top 3 considerations for prioritizing a new feature into roadmap.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Able to negotiate. Not a whole lot of leeway, possibly 2%

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Senior Network Engineer Interview

Senior Network Engineer

Interviewed at SolarWinds

Interview Details – The interview process was very professional. After the initial contact by the recruiter, I had a technical phone interview by the team, followed by two more in person interviews. The first interview was at the company Headquarters, and the second was less formal at a local Austin restaurant.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question was, "If hired, in six months what will we most dislike about you". I must admit this stumped me and took me awhile to come with an answer that was not damaging to the first impression I was trying to make. Good luck!   Answer Question

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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at SolarWinds.

Interview Details – Quick process. Short phone screen then meet with sales managers.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Take it or leave it.

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Average Interview

Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SolarWinds in September 2013.

Interview Details – The interview process was pretty swift and straightforward - a phone screen with the person whom I'd report to, followed by a battery of 30-minute interviews a few days later in a 3-hour span and a final interview with an executive.

Interview Question – What demotivates you? It was a new twist on the "what's your weakness" bit that I was not expecting. The interviewer agreed to table the question and we came back to it.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I didn't decline per se but that seems to be the best option - they made an offer, I accepted via email but they rescinded the offer as I waited for a final offer letter with corrections on what we agreed verbally.

I was told it was due to internal communications breakdown.

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Technical Support Interview

Technical Support
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at SolarWinds in August 2012.

Interview Details – Submitted Resume Online, contacted for interview, Had one on one interview with Reporting Manger, followed by (same-day) panel interview with Director & peer Managers, received offer 2 days later. Negotiated for 1 day and accepted terms

Interview Question – Its was overly relaxed and the first interviewer talked more about themselves then they did about the company or the relevance of the work. The panel interview was brief with basic questions, nothing difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – negotiation of vacation time and Salary

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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SolarWinds in September 2011.

Interview Details – Was an interview for an internship within the finance group. Applied through my campus recruiting website, then went through a phone interview, then meet with 3 people for 15-20 minute interviews each. Process was very simple and laid back - I wore a suit and it was completely unnecessary.

Interview Question – It was a while back, but nothing stuck with me as being overly difficult.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
Austin, TX

I applied online and interviewed at SolarWinds.

Interview Details – Three interviews with manager-level or higher. Conversational, not interrogating. Focus on company culture and job-specific duties. Thoroughly answered all my questions. Quick response.

Intelligence pours out of these individuals. A level of intensity and commitment to work can be detected. For a young person, this is intriguing.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself.   View Answer

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Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at SolarWinds in January 2010.

Interview Details – At the time it was an interview with VP and then passed onto regional managers for the green light into their territories. No long, not drawn out. Now, my experience has been that interviews are not well thought out and when folks are brought in, it's a who's available or not out to lunch to facilitate.

Interview Question – Why SolarWinds?   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiating - base and commission are set in stone; take it or leave it.

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Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager
Austin, TX

The process took 2 days - interviewed at SolarWinds in September 2009.

Interview Details – Original contact from hiring manager as opposed to recruiter which was positive. Started with telephone interview and then followed up with on-site interviews.

Interview Question – Behavioral interview style. Tell me how you would handle specific situations as opposed to a rehash or your past experiences.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiate the highest title possible. Advancement not quick once inside the company. Find out what stock option package, if any, you are being offered as there is no option plan once hired.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

User Experience Designer Interview

User Experience Designer
Brno (Czech Republic)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SolarWinds in November 2012.

Interview Details – Recruiter found my linkedIn profile and send me a message with some suitable message. Then I chose one of them and we scheduled initial call on the following day. After that I had series of phone conferences (3) with my future colleagues on the other side of the ocean - brief discussion about open job role, presentation of my former works along with my self promo and the practical solution of model (but real) problems. After the approval by my current boss I started to have negotiation with HR about the salary and other financial conditions and then final formal quick call with the head of the office,. The whole process took almost the month

Interview Question – If I spoke with your previous boss, what would they say is your greatest strength and weakness?
Have you ever thought of leaving your present position before? If yes, what do you think kept you there?
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