Qlik Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Qlik President, CEO, and Director Lars Björk
Lars Björk
34 Ratings

Pros
  • Relaxed attitude and decent work-life balance encouraged; good benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • The product is second to none - simple, powerful and works as advertised (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • They blame everything on growing pains and brag how they learned everything they know from Larry (in 2 reviews)

  • Poor sales management at the top level in the U (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Epic Turnover

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA

    I have been working at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are new reps quitting every month and there are new reps starting every month. This means you will meet lots and lots of new people! The management enjoys a good manipulation. This means I have a future in used car sales!

    Cons

    The turnover is so epic that even the HR VP is quitting!

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry. Be Happy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Shady Characters

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Named Account Manager (NAM) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Named Account Manager (NAM) in Denver, CO

    I worked at Qlik full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Qlik pioneered in memory BI. Qlik won a great place to work award back in 2007-2008. Qlik is a global company. Qlik has a Swedish heritage.

    Cons

    Mgt. has a turn and burn mentality in this region. Its like working at a seedy hotel. Salesteam, partners, and customers now look at Tableau and Spotfire as a very attractive alternative.

    Advice to Management

    How many more people have to quit before the ceo wakes up?


  3. Helpful (5)

    West Coast = Worst Coast

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qlik full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    West Coast has some of best weather in the country. You can drive around and see nice sights before customer meetings. There are good restaurants to dine at with partners.

    Cons

    West coast mgt. is so insecure that they eventually trash everyone to save their job. West Coast knows how to "manage up". They blame everything on growing pains and brag how they learned everything they know from Larry.....3-4 months in, most new West Coast folks are wondering what they got themselves into.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like the CEO has checked out and Larry's cronies spew their hyperbole and trash all over the place. It's like a mafia has taken over.


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  5. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Leave!


  6. Helpful (4)

    Run Away

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Change it all out for new leadership soon.


  7. Helpful (12)

    Toxic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The software is just awesome and has a very powerful engine that flat out works. Huge potential in the product. A big plus is the $15 Million dollar Boondoggle that the company takes every single employee to each year. This last year Cancun, crazy for a public company but fun for the average worker at shareholder expense.

    Cons

    The Swedes are probably kicking themselves for moving the HQ to the US. The clowns that run the company out of the Philly area don't have a clue. It's the most toxic sales culture I've ever seen. The nepotism runs wild there. The multiple layers of management have no leadership skills, they simply micro-manage deals in Salesforce like they have nothing better to do. They are not taking market share but only getting what the market gives them. The partner network is huge but again like most things at Qlik mismanaged and out of control.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is either asleep at the wheel or part of the whole mess. Most of the sales management needs to be fired, starting right at the top.


  8. Helpful (2)

    They grew too quickly too soon, now they are suffering. Marketing need to focus more on Big Data.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Winnersh, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Winnersh, England (UK)

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They did well to grow so fast by spending too much. Now they need to maintain by investing and marketing Big Data, Hassop etc.

    Cons

    They have too many employees and marketing has been hype, now they are suffering. Marketing need to focus on Big Data and this has to be done fast. You have too many smaller competitors emerging fast. All Big Data. Focus on big data fast before one of the smaller competitors take your customers.

    Advice to Management

    Develo your product a bit more, focus on big data. Marketing - move forward. Data Discovery is done!


  9. Much better opportunities elsewhere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Inside Sales in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Inside Sales in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can manage to be on the right side of the inner circle you will succeed. If you exceed plan you get to keep your job

    Cons

    Major competitor beating us over the place and is deduced to be a lack of sales execution. As with all Stack vendor exec ran companies...each year requires massive change. There was a complete reorganization in 2015, it is February and the reps have no idea what their territories are. Turn over is insane.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, cut the "good ole boy" stuff out. Equality in account distribution. Leverage your talent better


  10. Helpful (4)

    office politics are bad in this location so much so that if 'someone' doesn't like you you get a bullseye on you.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great product, great company, very few great people.

    Cons

    few get away with everything office politics here are too much and too deep management protects only their interest employees cannot talk free, spies all over complaints to hr unanswered, employees are harrassed and leaves

    Advice to Management

    this location needs a clean up in the ranks. people do not leave a workplace they leave poor managers.


  11. Excellent technology, extremely poor sales management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The technology is excellent.

    Cons

    High sales turnover due to sales management. They've lost and continue to loose top talent, and keep wondering why it happens. Toxic.



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