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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Qlik

Pros

Company meetings are in international locations
Products can do some amazing things if pitching to the right audience
Not much micro-management (my experience)

Cons

Management preaches a big family, yet fires managers at Christmas Parties, or the day before they are to leave for the company trip for a week... very inconsistent. Also the replacements to the fired individuals show up the next day, so it is all planned.

Management has no (BI) industry experience except for this company, and it shows.

The product was leading edge 5 years ago, and now others have caught up. Qliktech had a chance to be a major player, but it is over now. There was a buzz about an IPO, but who knows when/if that will happen. They claim other competitors being bought is a victory for them, but the reality is they got passed over and now the competition is stronger than ever.
There are worse things than being bought or even going under... they are dying a slow death.

From a career perspective, knowing Qlikview won't get you far outside of Qliktech.
Working for BOBJ/MSTR/Cognos wil provide you with better skills while earning more money.
When the end comes for Qliktech, you will wish you'd been someplace else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop living in a fantasy world, where you insist you are doing everything right, yet the sales are a fraction of their competition. The 'fastest growing BI company' every year is NOT good as it shows slow incremental growth. Other BI companies can not have a 50% growth rate because they are already dominating the market.
Any suggestion as to how other companies are doing it is met with resistance. You actually promote that the competition is 'failing' when you get a replacement deal, yet that month the leading BI competitors sell 2x more than you will sell for the year. if you keep doing the same things over and over, you will wind up with the same result.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Nice growth, not so nice upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qlik

    Pros

    High growth, great people, mostly friendly environment. Have a highly differentiated product offering good for midsize companies. Marketing is getting better.

    Cons

    Poor sales management at the top level in the U.S. Hands off approach leads to not knowing what is going on at the critical levels of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring and firing Presidents in the U.S. Live the culture you say you have. Seek out employee opinions and listen to them.

    Approves of CEO
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    Très lourde charge de travail mais soutien total du manager. Very heavy workload but full support from my manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Neuilly-sur-Seine (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France)

    I have been working at Qlik

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    C'est une société jeune et dynamique, la charge de travail est lourde mais intéressante, j'ai un très bon manager qui soutient entièrement son équipe et est la pour nous aider lorsque nous avons besoin de lui. Les bénéfices est les activités en équipe son

    It is a young and dynamic company, workload is heavy but interesting, I have a very good manager who fully supports his team and is there to help us whenever you need him. Benefits and team activities are super and you get to travel to interesting places within Europe and elsewhere.

    Cons

    Presque tous les employés sont surchargés de travail, c'est pourquoi l'équilibre entre le travail et la vie personnelle peut être affecté si vous ne vous forcez pas à sortir du bureau à 18h. Même s'il existe des programmes d'entraînement officiels sur place, vous n'y accèderez probablement pas en raison de la charge de travail.

    Pretty much every employee is overloaded with work, therefore work life balance can get effected if you don't force yourself to leave the office at 6pm. Even if there are plans for formal training in place you may not get to go to them because of workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuez les choses bien comme les sommets annuels d'équipes et QlikAcadamy mais s'il-vous-plaît, assurez-vous de donner suffisamment de marge à chaque équipe afin qu'elles puissent faire leur travail sans faire de burnout.

    Keep doing the good things such as team/annual summits and QlikAcadamy but please make sure to give enough headcount to each team so they can perform their jobs without burning out.

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