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Qlik Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
Updated February 8, 2015
40 Reviews
3.4
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Qlik President, CEO, and Director Lars Björk
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  1.  

    Operating in a Vacuum

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Company still has a very good business intelligence offering in QlikView, however Qlik Sense lack a large number of basic capabilities found in original product.

    Cons

    Company refuses to accept the reality of market pressures and soon will start loosing market share to it major competitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at what's lacking in future product before it is too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Much better opportunities elsewhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work with

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

    I have been working at Qlik

    Pros

    Friendly environment, flexible, work-life balance, High and quick grown, interesting benefits. Salaries (in some departments) are higher than other same level companies

    Cons

    some management overly focused on short-term thinking. Poor training and bonus. Lack of communication between management and staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    It has it's ups and downs.

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect

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

    Pros

    The technology and products are great. Unique and patented technology, Associative Index Engine, to the industry.

    Cons

    The Americas has become a political nightmare and is getting worse under the current president of Americas. Nepotism run rampant has destroyed the company culture in the Americas. To get ahead in Sales and Marketing it has very little to do with what you know and almost everything to do with who you know. Very sad as the culture was so strong prior. Comp plans are sub-par unless you are hired and managed by a friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop judging on hearsay and get into the field!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome product, some organizational growing pains

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, real people values. Actually cares about how customers experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Company is growing, a lot of opportunity for growth globally. Qlik is also a very well liked company by our clients, making life with clients enjoyable. The company cares about employees and how they feel. Career prospects are great and all employees have the opportunity to go places.

    Cons

    Suffering from some growing pains, they seem to be overcoming them. Fast growth caused some growth pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finally getting through big-company growing pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed attitude and decent work-life balance encouraged; good benefits. Finance encourages frugality but teams and offices get the funding they need

    Cons

    HR & IT struggling to keep pace with the growth of the company. Middle management overly focused on short-term thinking. Transition towards a bigger company resulting in arbitrary one-size-fits-all processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you are going for the enterprise market doesn't mean you have to absorb enterprise buzzword culture. Real danger of the Swedish values turning into empty words when processes and internal communications shoehorn them into trivial and meaningless activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Qlik

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Employee and Client Focused culture

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

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

    Pros

    High adherence to company values; employees are highly valued

    Cons

    a few growing pains due to high growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Significant management changes should fix former problems

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

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

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