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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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  • Great Company and Even Better People

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at SolarWinds


    Solarwinds is a very fast paced/competitive sales environment which I absolutely love and it does not hurt that the products are top notch as well. I have bounced around in my sales career and I have finally found an opportunity where every day matters and I have the opportunity to close business/make commissions on a consistent basis, so refreshing. I really enjoy my co-workers as everyone is ready willing and able to lend a hand when needed, this was very helpful when I first started and is still a big plus today - I would consider a lot of my co-workers as personal friends.

    I really enjoy the numerous spifs rolled out by the leadership team which gives me a little extra incentive, there is nothing better than paying for my gas/groceries/shopping sprees/vacations with their money.


    The downloads have been a challenge at times however the marketing team is always willing to listen and tries to resolves issues as quickly as possible, my manager usually has something for me to do when needed as well. The only other negative is turnover however that happens in any sales organization or at least the ones I have been a part of so not a big con but I hate to see people leave.

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    Keep the positive energy flowing, it is refreshing/motivating when everyone is not only working hard but working together as a cohesive unit. Consider adding more sales/leadership positions in Boulder, you have a great group of sales folks here and I know I am not the only one that would like to grown my carer in this company.

    Positive Outlook

SolarWinds Interviews

Updated Feb 16, 2015
Updated Feb 16, 2015

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at SolarWinds.

    Interview Details

    Very brief recruiter interview followed by a very rushed phone interview with the hiring manager. I was brought in for in for in-person interviews, the position was not a good fit. We should have figured this out on the phone interviews, but because it was so rushed a lot was overlooked.

    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

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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