SolarWinds Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. ISR

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarWinds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to make good money and fast (hard work required)
    The incentives (bonuses, trips, etc.)
    The people - I've made lasting friendships
    The benefits are top notch

    Cons

    Daily demand for business means constant stress and pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Hiring managers from the outside is a recipe for disaster unless they are inheriting a great team.

    Reps should not feel guilty or lose their opportunities for taking time off.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Everything just makes sense.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wheels are always turning at this place, it's a truly refreshing atmosphere to be apart of. Everyone that I've interacted with is passionate about the work that they are doing.

    All of the management I have interacted with seems to genuinely care about what's going on around them. The approach generally seems to be that they hired you for a reason, and they trust you to do what's best.

    Some perks of the job:

    •Office - Modern design, ample parking, onsite gym/cafeteria, plethora of free snacks

    •Free Lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays

    •Outstanding employee benefits

    •Training

    Cons

    With SolarWinds being a larger company, processes are in place everywhere. I've found that it is sometimes difficult to find out how to do something here. I feel like the employee on-boarding could be refined to eliminate this confusion.

    Advice to Management

    Please create more products organically. Every piece of software that the company has created is fantastic and offers a great value. It troubles me to see as many acquisitions as I do.

    On the point of acquisitions, please make sure you are growing the products you purchase. I've seen so many softwares we have purchased slow to a screeching halt with development. I don't think SolarWinds should be satisfied with maintaining, it should be driving innovation. We should be industry leaders in every space that we are in.

  3. Fast Paced

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, ability to be promoted per performance.

    Cons

    Time off at EOM, EOQ, EOY is frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to take time off.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    It's not easy but pays if you're a true producer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - The ability to make six figures in the first year is very realistic
    - Lunch every Friday from top end restaurants, breakfast from places like chic filet or torchs is that uncommon, stacked fridge and snacks
    - Awards given to top producers quarterly
    - Awesome products

    Cons

    Continue to spend time with new employees to assure they've been trained right for there role. It's a very hard job so the right manager makes all the difference

    Advice to Management

    Continue to spend time with new employees to assure they've been trained right for there role starts. It's a very hard job so the right manager makes all the difference in the success you'll have

  6. Great work atmosphere!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked here for 4 yrs and quite enjoyed my time there. The work culture there is great and it is generally a very relaxed work enviroment. We worked very hard and were quite busy most of the time but the people there were great. There was good benefits from the job too. We got free lunch every wednesday and hot food the last 3 days of each month. There were also free snacks and cereal each day a fully stocked soda fridge and also a leisure room with a ping pong table.

    Cons

    We were frequently understaffed and the training we were received when joining was not great. It is getting better now though

  7. A great re-entry into Texas Technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Generation Marketing in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Demand Generation Marketing in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A fast paced, innovative company

    Cons

    Some times reactive instead of proactive in management style, especially at mid-management level. That is changing as the company grows and leadership matures.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage your knowledge capital first.

  8. Fast paced, fun atmosphere. Expects a lot out of you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging.
    Good money.
    They've instituted training for new employees.

    Cons

    Top employees seem to be fed the best deals.
    Weekly commits.

  9. Good company to start a career in Software Sales with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarWinds

    Pros

    Good company, solid benefits, pay, training, and career growth opportunities

    Cons

    High pressure sales model, micromanagement

  10. Helpful (2)

    Good company for go-getters

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - R&D in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for people who are self-directed
    Lots of colleagues who are both smart and bright
    Plenty of opportunities to learn new things
    Fair compensation
    Challenging work
    Once you've proven yourself, management does listen to employees here
    Exceptional at explaining the vision and the model so that employees understand what they need to do to support the business
    Only example I have ever seen of successful offshoring, with great international colleagues

    Cons

    Not a good fit for people who like a lot of structure or need a lot of guidance on how to do their jobs
    If you're not working out, they will quickly let you go (BTW to me this is a good thing--this company doesn't carry deadbeats on its back or payroll)
    Some normal growing pains given its size and industry
    In US, less than standard holidays and poor PTO policies
    Draconian legal department interferes with business in ridiculous ways
    Sometimes penny wise and pound foolish on spending money for business

    Advice to Management

    As we grow it's going to be difficult to keep the magic that makes us good. I hope you are focusing on that and also on the "penny wise and pound foolish" thing. That approach doesn't scale at some point, and to me, we are at that point.

  11. If you want to make an impact and enjoy the challenges of a growing company, this is the place to be!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Leader in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growth, ability to shape the company (current results and future), global teams, smart team members, promote from within

    Cons

    You need to draw boundaries yourself (work/life) - there is so much opportunity, you could work 24 hours a day and not grab it all

    Advice to Management

    Make hard decisions fast(er)

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