SolarWinds
3.1 of 5 90 reviews
www.solarwinds.com Austin, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

SolarWinds Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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3.1 90 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson

Kevin B. Thompson

(64 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fast moving company with a great culture!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Industry leading product
    - Great culture. Company provides lunches twice a week for the entire company, has a committee that is focused on coming up with quarterly activities for the employees to have fun with, they provide each employee with a membership to our onsite gym, and the CEO promotes an atmosphere that is rewarding.
    - Solarwinds provides the challenge I was seeking when I was looking for a new opportunity. It's fast paced, challenging, and a fun place to work. Everything you'd expect from an industry leader!
    - I recently completed a training course that was sponsored by the company. It was a great course that I was able to put into play immediately.
    - Upper management is committed to being the best and it shows. I wouldn't want to work in an environment that is just trying to stay afloat. Solarwinds is carving new paths and it's an exciting time to be here.

    Cons- No cons from my point of view. I've seen some comments that say this company may work too hard but I'd rather be working for a company that strives to be the best rather than settle for mediocrity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing to be the best!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast growing, successful company - who wouldn't want to work here?

    Just Promoted (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros- Brand new building
    - Great company culture
    - Free lunch 2x a week
    - Supportive and lively CEO
    - Great pay/benefits with 401k matching

    Cons- Fast paced
    - Sometimes the view of downtown is obstructed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never a dull moment...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSWI challenges their employees to continuously strive for the best. Sure, you work hard and the expectations are high, but you're are given the tools to succeed in your job and rewarded for hard work. It's a dynamic, and constantly changing environment due to the innovation of the executive staff. The new location is beautiful, and offers stunning views of the hill country. Employees are given soft perks like catered lunch twice a week, a game room with a pool table, foosball table, TV's, free coffee/water/snacks and other cool company sponsored activities. It's nice to be able to take a break and play a game of shuffleboard with coworkers. Overall, the adage 'work hard, play hard' is alive and well at SolarWinds.

    ConsThe commute from North Austin down Mo-Pac can be grueling.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome company to work with great pay, career advancement, and small company feel!

    Sales Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsFast Paced, Energetic Staff, Great pay, ATTAINABLE quotas (for the sales folks out there) free lunches two days per week, sodas, snacks are free, and the staff feels like family. I've been here three years and have been on two fully paid club trips Florida and Costa Rica. I was able to bring family along with me and it was a blast. I've also had the opportunity give suggestions to improve processes, and see those go into affect and help us do better as a team. Overall fantastic place to work!!! If you're looking for a small company feel, but with big company money then this is your place.

    ConsOnly cons would be that we have growing pains associated with adding products via acquisitions. Some of the products are hard to learn and sell, but overall it keeps you thinking and on your toes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart building features into our existing products versus purchasing companies, and for gods sake please simplify our licensing. I've been here for years and still have trouble explaining it to customers. A simple node based licensing would work with 90% of our products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging and Rewarding

    Manager - Strategy (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsI believe the best rewards are the ones you’ve worked hard to earn. That’s SolarWinds in a nutshell. Hard work, but great rewards.
    - Bright, hard-working co-workers. At many places, I’ve had to work with an underperforming team member. You end up doing much of their work and your own. Under performers are not tolerated here. I personally find that to be a relief, but it does make for a different culture.
    - Interesting work. It is fun to see your work ship and customers use it.
    - Good compensation, including 401k matching
    - Opportunities for career growth. I started as worker bee and I progressed through senior and lead positions. I am now in management.

    Cons- Need to be firm on work/life boundaries
    - Not having the time to excel on projects

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the core products. And give your employees time to reset - more vacation days and PTO would be helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Most rewarding job I have had in Austin.

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat Pay... great perks... great hours.
    Perfect for someone with a competitive nature.
    Successful people are recognized.

    ConsIt's a Grind like no other.
    Competition amongst internal departments.
    Way to many people calling into accounts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best is yet to come

    Senior Developer (Current Employee)
    Post Falls, ID

    Pros401k matching and profit sharing bonuses that are hard to find in companies these days

    ConsSolarWinds is growing so fast and making so many acquisitions that there are a lot of growing pains (but also opportunity for growth)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging but rewarding. A get it done type of place.

    Executive (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsSolarWinds is fast paced, dynamic, and definitely rewards people who know how to come in and get things done. You can advance quickly here if you demonstrate understanding of the model. Lots of room for company growth, the future is bright!

    ConsYou are going to read a lot of bad reviews of SolarWinds on this site because we go through a lot of people. New hires either love it or hate it due to the pace and the working style. Lots of turnover on the sales floor, but there are a lot of sales people who have made it through the first few quarters and then do really well. You have to decide for yourself whether this is a good place for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat management, competitive salary and benefits, great work environment, great city, very laid back style, company gives back when it does well, open door policy with all levels of management

    ConsSlow advancement in company, lots of outside hires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep buying companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to jump in and make things happen

    Sales Role (Current Employee)
    Post Falls, ID

    ProsGreat Culture, Good pay, once a week catered lunches

    ConsJust a bit far from where I live, not too bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA little more training curve

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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