Qlik Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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Qlik President, CEO, and Director Lars Björk
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    Detached CEO, Slimy sales mgmt running North America, massive turnover of seasoned sales people, RUN!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Qlik full-time for more than a 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
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    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qlik full-time

    Pros

    people, building,fun,product and work life balance .................

    Cons

    growing to fast apart from that not many cons to be honest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep lower management in sight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Winnersh, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Winnersh, England (UK)

    I worked at Qlik full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    great product being out sold by Tableau

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Qlik full-time for more than a 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Scary place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qlik full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great product, is solid but transition to next release is suspect.

    Cons

    QLIKNext is two years late , riddled with holes, and they have no clue how to sell two products that functionally compete with other solutions. This will make current customers squire when they learn the truth.

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    Get lost as it is sad with the best product your focus is all on yourselves vs. the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    An outstanding team based company with dedicated managers.

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    Current Employee - TSE  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - TSE in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for less than a 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 ...

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome products, fast-moving, smart and capable

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    Current Employee - Curriculum Architect  in  Medina, OH
    Current Employee - Curriculum Architect in Medina, OH

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for 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
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Once a brilliant place to work, now weighed down by incompetent middle management

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    The product is second to none - simple, powerful and works as advertised.
    Great corporate culture - open & straightforward, move fast, challenge and take responsibility.
    CEO, COO, CTO and other older management actually live by these values.
    Vision executed to perfection - from startup to IPO to industry leader.

    Cons

    New management jumped on the the gravy train and only pay lip service to corporate values.
    Too many middle managers with randomly generated job titles justifying their existence creating unproductive work for others - endless powerpoint and meetings culture creeping in.
    Not enough perks or opportunities outside US or Europe - poorly run offices, unskilled sales teams,...
    Product vision unclear - all the focus is on one competitor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintenance revenue is being ignored - hire sales teams to fill this gap.
    Take charge of HR and get rid of unproductive management and titles - what is a Senior Business Expert? How can someone teach other how to sell when they've never sold anything before?
    Embrace the changing customer buying models - subscription, cloud,...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    West Coast = Worst Coast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qlik full-time

    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.

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    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great product, very political, disengaged senior management

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    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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