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Qlik Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
35 Reviews
3.4
35 Reviews
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Qlik President, CEO, and Director Lars Björk
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  1.  

    Significant management changes should fix former problems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very strong, competitive product offerings now even stronger with the availability of Qlik Sense
    Quarterly bonus based on clearly defined deliverables
    Good benefits
    Dynamic company with great opportunities for those who want to do more
    Not micromanaged - a positive if you are a self starter
    Significant changes in senior management seem to have resolved the issues people mentioned in previous reviews because I have not seen or experienced the same thing
    Great work/life balance. You will have busy weeks which is to be expected in any company with major product releases and quarterly sales quotas.

    Cons

    I haven't really experienced any cons except perhaps
    - the very long hiring/interviewing process
    - some people/mid-managers don't buy into the "Challenge" core value

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome product, some organizational growing pains

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA

    I have been working at Qlik full-time

    Pros

    The brand-new new product, Qlik Sense, is one of the top if not the best data analysis product out there. R&D has done a phenomenal job in creating something beautiful, easy to use, and useful. Qlik should be proud of what it has accomplished - re-revolutionize the BI industry once again. The challenge is still around increasing market awareness. Qlik has been around for 20 years but Tableau has recently taken the lead in awareness. Qlik is well-positioned to take that back with proper marketing and customer nurturing.

    Tons of career opportunities if you know how to network across the company. People change roles frequently and it's not discouraged.

    Cons

    The company has grown so fast (head count doubles every few years) in so many locations (Philadelphia, San Francisco, Raleigh, London, Sweden, Singapore, etc) that it's gotten very difficult to keep track of who's doing what and has resulted in duplication of effort or lack of alignment. These challenges can certainly be overcome but be aware of what type of environment YOU thrive in. Some people love the far-flung international culture, others don't fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO and most of the C-level execs are wonderful people, approachable and down to earth. A not-insignificant amount of politics one or two levels down. C-level execs need to make sure *everyone* live the company values, and possibly penalize performers who succeed by going around the values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Qlik

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst

    I have been working at Qlik full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Communication of values
    Social events, time off for volunteering, annual company summit, potential for global travel. Company product strategy, market share and growth; positive regard from customers and industry experts.

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement, compensation, lack of mentor program. Management speaks about building and strengthening the culture and it seems sincere, but it is not visible. There is little to no emphasis on developing the internal talent the company has. Perhaps that will change as Qlik continues to mature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are continuously going to push to keep expenses down in arbitrary ways, be sure to invest in your people. Provide more focus groups, career development and mentoring programs. Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Run Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative

    I worked at Qlik full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product although is is only one and has some age to it although QLIKSENSE is now out and appears to be better.
    Good money if you over produce.

    Cons

    Marketing and lead generation is the worst ever experienced for a company that size resulting in new hire turn over at an industry high of 39%. The Oracle lead sales Mgmt. is no fun either unless your are one of the boys on Joe D. team.
    Reps spend most of their time updating SFDC and Sales 360 and doing reviews of SOE, SOI's that literately there is little time for selling there.. The process is all consuming. the new model is to hire young inexperienced sales folks and pay them less money and just work the process. the challenge however is zero leads coming in creates a vacuum of need and expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change it all out for new leadership soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Detached CEO, Slimy sales mgmt running North America, massive turnover of seasoned sales people, RUN!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Qlik full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very interesting product, shows well, serious issues around Big Data and they don't seem to be listening.

    Cons

    North American sales leadership are bizarre, unethical and as slimy as they come, if you're considering a sales position, I would recommend that you RUN unless you just have to have a job. Trust me, it's worse than where you're at now. Politics are unbelievable, they fire people who blow out their number because they don't like the mix of deals, they fire sales management if they don't think they travel enough, even though they hit their number, etc. etc. etc. The CEO claims that they will never be like that big company run by Larry and he's right, they're even sleazier and they'll never come close to achieving anything close to that company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    An outstanding team based company with dedicated managers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSE in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - TSE in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Qlik full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are always pushing you to succeed so that you grow to be all that you can be. They are some of the most kind and patient people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    They are always pushing you to succeed so that sometimes you are drinking from a fire hose. This is only a "CON" in that there is a lot to learn, and I had to put something in this space ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do, we will catch up ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great product being out sold by Tableau

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Qlik full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    amazing product. Culture is great

    Cons

    lost its way - execs cashed in and not engaged - product team just late to table with new release

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the new product out

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome products, fast-moving, smart and capable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Curriculum Architect in Medina, OH
    Current Employee - Curriculum Architect in Medina, OH

    I have been working at Qlik full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product, great culture, energetic. Goal oriented and driven.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a little out of whack. People work very hard and long and most travel frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Qlik full-time

    Pros

    QlikTech values its employees and treats them well. It has a set of corporate values that are continually emphasized, and this creates cohesion in the corporate culture. The R&D department (i.e. software engineering) is growing, and seems to have a continual improvement process in place, i.e. it learns from its mistakes and improves its process.

    Cons

    No significant cons experienced during my employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great product, very political, disengaged senior management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qlik

    Pros

    The product is awesome.

    There are some great people here that will go the extra mile.

    Cons

    This is an extremely political environment with backstabbing, deal making and promotions based on relationships. This occurs at all levels.

    Culture as represented by the CEO does not exist. He is too disengaged to know better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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