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SolarWinds – Why Work For Us?

Since our founding in 1999, SolarWinds’ (NYSE: SWI) mission has been to provide purpose-built products that are designed to make IT professionals’ jobs easier. We offer value-driven products and tools that solve a broad range of IT management challenges – whether those challenges are related to networks, servers, applications, storage or virtualization.

We distinguish ourselves by refusing to accept the status quo established by most other enterprise software vendors. Face it: The vast majority of IT management tools today are difficult to use, expensive, and really do not address the realities of today’s real-world IT management challenges. Sadly, IT pros have resigned themselves to accept this as just another part of the job. But we do not think enterprise software has to be as complicated as its made out to be.

At SolarWinds, we are fanatical about putting our users first in everything we do. We strive every day to deliver powerful functionality that is easy to use with one of the fastest and longest lasting ROIs in the market.

Our approach is to deliver "unexpected simplicity" and redefine the expectations IT Pros have for enterprise software.

Simply put, we work to:

  • Eliminate the complexity found in traditional enterprise software – making it easier to find, buy, deploy and maintain.
  • Connect with our community – using daily interactions with our large, global user community to guide our product development and strategy.
  • Constantly evolve our products – ensuring that our software is on point to meet the most important problems that IT Pros have today, and continues to deliver increasing value over the lifetime of ownership.

Our company was built by network and systems engineers who know what it takes to manage today’s dynamic IT environments. They combined this expertise with a deep connection to the IT community to create IT management products that are effective, accessible and easy to use.

The result?

IT management software that works for you – and that delivers on our promise of "unexpected simplicity."

SolarWinds eliminates complexity from every IT process imaginable: network operations, resource consolidation, legacy product migration, continuous monitoring, cyber security, even compliance, so you can do more with less. Our products are easy to buy, install, use, scale, and maintain, yet still provide the power to resolve any IT management problem. 

Our government clients use SolarWinds IT solutions everywhere: the data center, the classroom, and in the field.

  • Defense

    U. S. Marines, Army WIN-T program, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and more.

  • Civilian

    U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sandia National Laboratories, and more.

  • State, Local & Education

    The State of Texas, The City of Indianapolis, Harrison College, UC Berkeley, and more.

SolarWinds Reviews

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SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson
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  • Extremely high pace for sales, a challenge worth the money made.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
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    I worked in the Austin office and Management has been actively making it a more fun place to work. People that thrive there can handle the fast pace. It is great to work with IT clients because they are professional and courteous. Management presses on you hard, but I enjoyed the challenge and stayed friendly to them and my tenure there was fun.


    You have to average 7 calls an hour in order to keep up with new leads and existing open opportunities. I would stay late sometimes trying to make decisions on which accounts were dead and needed to be closed so I would know how to manage my next day better. Most quarters I noticed only 18% of the salesforce hit quota, but I made 60K without hitting quota and is my reason for 4 stars along with the fact that I loved my teammates and had a blast at all the work events.

SolarWinds Interviews

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Interview Difficulty




    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX).


    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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SolarWinds Awards & Accolades

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Best of VMworld - Virtualization Management , VMworld, 2011
Network Management Product of the Year , Network Computing, 2011
Network Monitoring , Readers' Choice Awards, 2011
Best Network Management Product , Redmond Magazine Readers Choice Awards, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Public (SWI)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Named by Forbes as one of the top 10 fastest growing technology companies, SolarWinds is improving the way IT management software is developed, priced, purchased, delivered, and used. At SolarWinds, we are fanatical about putting our users first in everything we do. We strive every day to deliver powerful functionality that is easy to use with one of the fastest and longest lasting ROIs in the market. Our IT monitoring and management software is built for SysAdmins and network engineers who need powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use server monitoring and network ... More

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