SolarWinds

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No real culture. A truly hostile environment.

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Former Employee - Management
Former Employee - Management

I worked at SolarWinds full-time

Pros

Pay is good.
Company is growing rapidly.
Opportunity to learn a truly innovative business model firsthand.

Cons

There is a small clique of execs and middle managers that create a massive bureaucracy.
Finger-pointing is the norm - very little teamwork.
Employees are treated as disposable resources.
Managers are challenged with unattainable goals, and then are not empowered with authority or budget to effect activities that could help get closer to goals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit participating in group think within small cliques, and trust the people you've hired to do their job. It may not always be done exactly the way you thought it would be, but you might learn something from the experience of others.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    revolving door mentality, recommend that you stay clear

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    Current Employee - Sales in Carrigaline (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales in Carrigaline (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    free lunch twice a week

    Cons

    not interested in the people, board level makes money but thats about it - very heavy handed when it comes to Staff - leave and we will take legal action type set up, so staff are always watching over there shoulders - spent 2 years and best decision was the day I deciðed to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop chasing the money, you got enough in the bank to start caring about staff well fare

  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Utterly stingy american company that fights for money.

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Brno (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    It's relatively stable and growing.
    Office location is pretty good.
    Job is kind of interesting.
    Gives opportunities to students.

    Cons

    Salaries are beneath market.
    PCs used for development/testing just suck.
    Working environment is noisier than you'd expect.
    Overtimes aren't paid.
    No work trips ever unless you're manager.
    No educational programs or conferences.
    Some technologies are way outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide sufficient PCs for developers/testers.
    Put up employee salaries at least to the market level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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