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Challenging and Rewarding

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

I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

I believe the best rewards are the ones you’ve worked hard to earn. That’s SolarWinds in a nutshell. Hard work, but great rewards.
- Bright, hard-working co-workers. At many places, I’ve had to work with an underperforming team member. You end up doing much of their work and your own. Under performers are not tolerated here. I personally find that to be a relief, but it does make for a different culture.
- Interesting work. It is fun to see your work ship and customers use it.
- Good compensation, including 401k matching
- Opportunities for career growth. I started as worker bee and I progressed through senior and lead positions. I am now in management.

Cons

- Need to be firm on work/life boundaries
- Not having the time to excel on projects

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in the core products. And give your employees time to reset - more vacation days and PTO would be helpful.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for SolarWinds

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company for go-getters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - R&D in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place for people who are self-directed
    Lots of colleagues who are both smart and bright
    Plenty of opportunities to learn new things
    Fair compensation
    Challenging work
    Once you've proven yourself, management does listen to employees here
    Exceptional at explaining the vision and the model so that employees understand what they need to do to support the business
    Only example I have ever seen of successful offshoring, with great international colleagues

    Cons

    Not a good fit for people who like a lot of structure or need a lot of guidance on how to do their jobs
    If you're not working out, they will quickly let you go (BTW to me this is a good thing--this company doesn't carry deadbeats on its back or payroll)
    Some normal growing pains given its size and industry
    In US, less than standard holidays and poor PTO policies
    Draconian legal department interferes with business in ridiculous ways
    Sometimes penny wise and pound foolish on spending money for business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow it's going to be difficult to keep the magic that makes us good. I hope you are focusing on that and also on the "penny wise and pound foolish" thing. That approach doesn't scale at some point, and to me, we are at that point.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Most rewarding job I have had in Austin.

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

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Pay... great perks... great hours.
    Perfect for someone with a competitive nature.
    Successful people are recognized.

    Cons

    It's a Grind like no other.
    Competition amongst internal departments.
    Way to many people calling into accounts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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