SolarWinds

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7 people found this helpful  

Don't work here if you care anything about a healthy working atmosphere.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Free lunch 2X a week.
The salary isn't bad, but they will lowball you.

Cons

This is the worst company I have ever worked for.

Don't be fooled - SolarWinds is a SALES organization, and nothing else. If you're here to do technology, or marketing, or something that supports the sales of the software, be prepared to just suck it up on a daily basis and "git er done". And because of that, there are no rules when it comes to getting work done. There is no training. It's pretty much get thrown in the deep end after a baptismal by fire. If you make it then you can stay. And they don't give a crap if you don't.

Upper mgmt > veep level heavy. Suits: individual contributors is almost 1:1. And they are very controlling to the point of micromanagement. And if you have any desire to move up or make your mark, forget it. They will either choke you out, or load you up until you bail. There is no moving up there. There is no collaboration. There are no open ears to your ideas.

Be prepared to put in a lot of hours. There is no work/life balance. If you have a family and want to see them, don't even bother interviewing.

The CEO's favorite phrase is something like, "If you are uncomfortable with chaos then you don't belong here."

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grow up and stop chasing the almighty dollar. You are no longer a startup dotcom, you are a 10-year-old company. Act like one. And maybe go get some therapy.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great for the newbie seeking experience but extreme caution for those who have experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Lunch 2x week brought in (but they're skimping as of late)
    - Nimble, quick, organization that's growing fast
    - CEO is energetic
    - The software sells itself so newbies can get experience and confidence
    - Product and Marketing Teams support sales like no other company

    Cons

    - Sales Management is horrible
    - Don't take vacation it will only mean certain doom for your deals that are outstanding
    - Little to no advancement outside of sales
    - One word describes the sales floor - cannibalistic
    - There is no Channel mentality but rather go direct and go now
    - The sales playbook - discount. call/e-mail clients till they sub-come to the pressure and buy
    - In regards to salary - max payout is $110k with bonus; it's the target that they've set and outside of that and you become a target or your goal is raised to bring it back in line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The software is great - really. There isn't a need to give away deep margins to get an order today if a day later meets the goal. See the value in your team and those that do what's right vs what's best for themselves. Develop the channel and learn where others have faltered; growth will come at a greater rate if we look to partners to help us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds

    Pros

    Great management, competitive salary and benefits, great work environment, great city, very laid back style, company gives back when it does well, open door policy with all levels of management

    Cons

    Slow advancement in company, lots of outside hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep buying companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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