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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at SolarWinds in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was pretty much straight forward with very clear and objective questions and the interviewers acted always in a polite and respectful manner. The whole process from the 1st phone interview to hiring took about 10 days.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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%
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at SolarWinds in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter schedules a short phone interview. Then a face to face if you impress. Interview style depends on the manager. Everyone is pretty intelligent so be able to think on your toes. This is a fast moving company so adaptability and a competitive nature is a must. Previous sales background is required (possible exceptions).

    Interview Questions
    • I enjoyed the interview. Spoke mostly about my prior experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at SolarWinds.

    Interview Details

    Quick process. Short phone screen then meet with sales managers.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • It was a while back, but nothing stuck with me as being overly difficult.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiating - base and commission are set in stone; take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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