Splunk Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014
Updated May 8, 2014
67 Reviews

3.6
67 Reviews
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Splunk President & CEO Godfrey Sullivan
Godfrey Sullivan
59 Ratings

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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. 7 people found this helpful  

    It's the goat rodeo they say it is

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

    I worked at Splunk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very willing to get people in the right job. Very friendly environment, want people to succeed. Good technology. PTO, RSUs, benefits, and has a fun environment.

    Very approachable and smart CEO. Very smart people to learn from.

    Telecommuting option is provided, but hard to do when you're on a conference call with 8 people in a room shouting at each other forgetting you're on the phone.

    Party culture if you like that type of thing.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Even though people are friendly, there is a lot of backstabbing that is going on.

    There is a lot of shifting going on in management that is taking a lot of the individual contributors by surprise, looking like people are being forced out, and it makes everyone very uneasy.

    Free food, drinks, etc with no sensitivity to allergies.

    Absolutely no consideration for those who have families and want to enjoy them instead of working long days, nights, weekends, etc.

    Many in management at all levels do not care how things interact with each other. Many are either my-way-or-the-highway or just don't care.

    The worst HR and IT departments I have ever worked with anywhere, and they are both given awards constantly. Hypergrowth is fine, but if you don't have the infrastructure to support it, you are only shooting yourself in the foot.

    But the worst part? The unprofessionalism that is not only accepted, but it appears to be encouraged in every department. And that has to do with the Boy's Club that's there even though management puts blinders to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your individual contributors! They have a lot to offer, but they do not feel listened to. If you don't listen to them, they will not stay, and they are your bread and butter.

    You are also running them into the ground and not communicating the current management changes. Fix the communication!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly place to work

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

    I worked at Splunk

    Pros

    Very nice place to work, lots of company events and employee involvement. I would recommend this company to any one.

    Cons

    Location in San Francisco was difficult to get to if you don't live in the area. Parking is non existent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great product. Bad management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Splunk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Product easy to sell: Splunk is very supported by users and fans in the IT industry. The effort for sales comes easier as in other places.
    2) Benefits, great working place, interesting individuals

    Cons

    1) Sales management is terrible. A lot of lies. Almost a communist dictatorship, very approximative and evasive in terms of communication, they put themselves on top of the "mass" and really seem to be here to make some cash while it's time and get their friends hired.
    2) Very poor level of training, and many incoherence concerning future structure.
    3) I personally lost respect towards my direct report because of his behaviour.
    I don't even know how and why he got this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mr Sullivan, have a close review of the EMEA sales management team (incl. VP). Some managers and sales reps are more professional and should stop being under-estimated because those are the ones who understand Splunk, product and values.
    Because when management does not make sense anymore, teams lose faith in them, in the company, and suddenly the stock drops.
    This is a true and a very bad news for Splunk, seeing the competition building strongly around, you cannot afford to disappoint your employees now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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