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Splunk Reviews

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
66 Reviews

3.7
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Splunk President & CEO Godfrey Sullivan
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Pros
  • Splunk has a great product, many employees who are individual cont5ributors are professional and committed (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people, great products, great customers & great leadership (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very fast growing company, people, processes and technologies changing constantly, pressure to perform (in 4 reviews)

  • They're a fast growing company that's very fluid (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    used to be great, really gone downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    money, money, money, good name to have on resume.

    Cons

    everything else, work sucks, people are aggressive and rude to each other. its one of those places where people want to get ahead by discrediting others. there is no longer any transparency in the organization. have had three bosses in the span of a year. impossible to get anything done. there are 10 managers to every one person actually doing work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Don't Bother It's Already Over

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

    Pros

    Great Technology
    Fun culture for most of the company outside of sales or marketing
    Some really smart people

    Cons

    It's already peaked and it's all downhill from here
    The most gossip-fueled culture I have ever seen. Tons of gossipers it's insane
    They don't have what it takes to be a major player and the sales numbers are the proof
    Some very inexperienced, uneducated people who are afraid to take ownership and move forward
    Very political culture. You need to be in the right clique.
    Their values are totally made up. They say they value open communication and honesty. That is a total joke.
    The sales department is very strangely structured but they seem to get stuff done in their direct-only sales model. The marketing department really doesn't know what it's doing either but it shows more in that dept.
    Looks like the the executive staff is just filling their pockets and their friends pockets with cash. They are cashing out and they don't care about the company's long-term future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. You think you are already successful. Keep running it into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    I don't review employers. Unless I'm extremely annoyed with the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Glassdoor needs me to write pros, and I created a glassdoor account simply because I have never been so throughly dissatisfied with an employer to go through the trouble of creating an account and writing a review. Undoubtedly splunk is the golden child of this decade, if you count the IPO and the very slick product. It's a good product, there is simply no doubt about this. It also makes me think that they do not need a sales staff. The product sells itself. It's like log management software in a bikini. Let me say that one more time: The product sells itself. Now - see the cons.

    Cons

    The product sells itself. Simple. They know this. So the field staff receives step motherly treatment at best. If you really manage to worm your way into a good team where you are fairly insulated from the surrounding ennui, then you are golden. I have never had such an awful time working for a company with such a great product. Is this a place for somewhat brainless people? Yes. If you want to sell disruptive technology and not forget that you also have a brain, leave.
    If you want to do a brainless job day after day, and work with colleagues who don't know the meaning of the phrase 'team spirit', you are in the right place. Good product. Bad managers, absolutely incompetent hr and field support. Bad company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose your field staff. Outsource to a telemarketing firm. You will probably get the same ROI. There will also be no need to employ so many field sales folks. More money in your pocket.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 9 people found this helpful  

    Unhealthy, Unethical, Unprofessional

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    They are hot in the market right now. Pay is good. Flexible working hours. You will work a lot more than 10 hours on any given day. However, for the most part, the when and where is flexible.

    Cons

    The worst Human Resources department and management I have ever seen. Easily the most unhealthy food in the office canteens. If you are vegan or paleo, god help you. Worse, if you are an IBS sufferer.
    You are completely screwed because if you are at an event, you will not be accommodated and you will not be reimbursed either. I had to carry my own food for events and for all travel. None of that was reimbursed. Their expense policy is idiotic and their expense department is underqualified at best.

    Management is terrible. The word 'imbecile' comes to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the blindness. Else in a year you will retain the idiots and lose the hard and smart workers in a flash. Your middle management needs a lot of training in the ABC's of management- and I'm not referring to 'sensitivity training'. If there is a 'Management for Dummies' book, I suggest you make that a part of mandatory training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Much ado about nothing

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

    Pros

    -People who truly want to believe in the technology
    -People who work hard
    -Strong IPO
    -Many user groups and marketing events

    Cons

    -The worst managerial staff in technology
    -Easily the most under qualified HR and administrative staff
    -I can do this with open source technology
    -I left because the product is no longer competitive. As a result management is trying very hard to save and cut corners, making employees' lives miserable. Warning to anyone looking to join the sales team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Nightmare for any field employee

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

    Pros

    As a sales person, you will probably make money since the technology is hot. They are constantly hiring. The San Francisco office is decent enough and stocked with the usual foods that all software companies have.

    Cons

    An absolute administrative nightmare, making it as hard as possible to do my job as a sales person. Folks who have never managed are managing teams, and doing an extremely shoddy job. The attitude of 'be happy you are here' doesn't work for talented and strong-willed people, who will find better positions elsewhere quite easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It won't be job before open-source catches up. Wait, they already have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    one of the worst places to be

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

    Pros

    they pay in line with the market

    Cons

    they went public recently, and egos are astronomical while vision and talent and experience are low. lack of professionalism in entire company, with a lot of passive aggressive and ridiculous behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of people with a lack of experience or expertise. change the we are gods and buddies culture to a professional atmosphere where good work can get done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Looks like a great place to work at the surface, but looks are very deceptive...proceed with caution.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    It's a company that appears to be on the rise that, while no longer the plucky start-up, works hard to make sure it feels like that to the employees. There's plenty of beer, food and foosball tables to maintain a party atmosphere and most people sincerely believe in the product. Great location and great benefits.

    Cons

    Others have pointed these out: A boys' club approach at the senior management level (literally and figuratively); a LOT of people waiting to cash in their chips and even more people in management positions that have no business (or streetsmarts) being there. There's also a sense that the company will get sold off, which has a bearing on future morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to be, communicate it and clean out the deadweight who don't want change. Splunk isn't the plucky startup it used to be...reflect that in every aspect of its business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Passive Aggressive and weak managers who are too focused on their IPO.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant -- Professional Services  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant -- Professional Services in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Excellent work facilities as far as breakrooms and food. The best.
    The pay was very good.

    Cons

    The managers in professional services would smile at you right up until they let you go. I would recommend Splunk -- in every way -- except for its' professional services group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to implement better training programs, not just for new hires--but, for the rapidly growing number of managers.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    People are committed to company , good technology, passionate about doing well

    Cons

    senior UK management have no idea, VP treats the company as if he owns it, staff would be nervous about discussing issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new VP in

    Approves of CEO

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