SolarWinds Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Over the phone with HR, then in person with multiple managers, then a facilities tour...if they like you you interview with another round of managers..they then meet amongst themselves to see who is a good fit and for what team. Extend the verbal offer same day then at the mercy of HR to get a solid start date..took about 2 weeks to start

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    Technical Support Intermediate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I had an introductory phone interview, answering basic questions about what i was looking for, followed up next day with a techncial interview asking questions about active directory/directory services, how to troubleshoot network issues, how how start a service, etc. and heard back and had a face to face with the managers on site.

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    Software Renewal Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lehi, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at SolarWinds (Lehi, UT) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I had three phone interviews, not including the screening call. The first was with the Renewals Director, then, over the course of one day, I interviewed with 2 people out of the HQ in Austin. Finally, I interviewed with the Regional Manager in-office face-to-face. Each interview was laid out in the same format. It started with the interviewee giving a rundown past experience/history, a few basic questions from the interviewer, then time for the interviewee to ask questions. The entire process was professional, but relaxed. Though, each of them made it very clear that you'll be expected to work longer hours come EOQ/Y.

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    • Tell me about yourself? How many phone calls did you make per day in past roles? How do you resolve problems with customers?   1 Answer
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I was first brought on as a temp. When I submitted my resume, it only took about two weeks for them to call me. I was living in another city and they scheduled a phone interview for the next day and said it would be about 30 minutes to an hour long. During the interview I realized that it was a behavioral interview (which seems to be all the rage these days) and I was not prepared for that kind of interview which may have been a good thing because I was completely honest with all of my answers. I came away from the interview feeling like I had completely bombed it and his tone of voice and curtness left me with a less than hopeful expectation of success. Almost exactly 24 hours later, the interviewer called me and said that he wanted to offer me a temp position (Telephone Qualification, or TQ) which was only guaranteed to last for two months. I was told that this two months would also act as a sort of "ongoing interview" which would help them decide whether or not they wanted to hire me on full-time. After having worked there for nine weeks, I had become the de facto team lead of the TQ team by coaching teammates, sharing quality advice/strategy, outlasting 8 other temps that were let go in brutal fashion, and assisting our manager during meetings just out of habit. I also hit the metrics they expected me to achieve, only passed along quality leads, and educated myself on product knowledge in my spare time. Once the two months was nearing an end (which just so happened to be the end of Q1) I had been told by my manager that while I was a hard worker, was very intelligent, impressive, a natural leader, and that my technical knowledge made me dangerous in a good way, I was twice denied a position on his team because he felt that I was too verbose, was not cocky or arrogant enough, I was not a natural salesperson and that because of this it was going to be much harder for me to get it full-time position even though everyone had great things to say about me 99% of the time, and that I needed to be more succinct. Apparently this May have been a motivational tactic and it worked. I started reaching out to other managers asking for a few minutes of their time to discuss open positions and why they should give me one. The four other people that interviewed me for their teams they all were impressed with me and they all wanted me on their team, but only one of them had the spot available to offer me a position. All of the interviews were fairly informal, one on one, and basically their way of trying to gauge whether or not I would be worth the risk or investment and whether or not I would be able to contribute to their team success. I feel like everyone I talked to had been honest straightforward, caring, and were overall intelligent people.

    Interview Questions

    • "What can you bring to this job that makes you the right person to hire?   1 Answer
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX) in August 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at SolarWinds.

    Interview

    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

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

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    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
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX) in January 2014.

    Interview

    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
  10. Helpful (3)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX).

    Interview

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

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Take it or leave it.

  11. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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.   1 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.

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