SolarWinds

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6 people found this helpful  

Good pay and 2 lunches per week, chaos and lots of egos and interpersonal arguments.

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Former Employee - Web in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Web in Austin, TX

I worked at SolarWinds full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good pay rate
2 nice lunches catered per week, snacks and drinks

Cons

Constant acquisitions and whole teams leaving often. Chaotic interoffice fights and egos.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down with the acquisitions and take a look at your internal workings.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Grass is not always greener

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Free lunch (Twice a week)
    After business hours, no work (No on-call, etc)
    Energetic
    Something different all day
    No travel (Unlike other Sales Engineers)

    Cons

    Calls get boring after a while.
    On the phone after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop buying crapy companies and focus on the core.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than a 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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