SolarWinds
3.0 of 5 81 reviews
www.solarwinds.com Austin, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

SolarWinds Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.0 81 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson

Kevin B. Thompson

(56 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Free Lunch twice a week, great benefits"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Catered lunch twice a week is certainly nice"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance not a consideration"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Thrown in to the job, no training, no help when you are on the phone with customer"
    in 8 reviews
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Bright career is assured

Developer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for less than a year

ProsTechnical growth occurs very quickly, friendly higher authorities, lots of employee benefits, great work culture, free food every friday, timing flexibility

ConsLess on site opportunities, no training

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide regular training on the product development and testing and also provide on site opportunities for the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging and Rewarding

Manager - Strategy (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Most rewarding job I have had in Austin.

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The best is yet to come

Senior Developer (Current Employee)
Post Falls, ID

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

Pros401k matching and profit sharing bonuses that are hard to find in companies these days

ConsSolarWinds is growing so fast and making so many acquisitions that there are a lot of growing pains (but also opportunity for growth)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging but rewarding. A get it done type of place.

Executive (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

ProsSolarWinds is fast paced, dynamic, and definitely rewards people who know how to come in and get things done. You can advance quickly here if you demonstrate understanding of the model. Lots of room for company growth, the future is bright!

ConsYou are going to read a lot of bad reviews of SolarWinds on this site because we go through a lot of people. New hires either love it or hate it due to the pace and the working style. Lots of turnover on the sales floor, but there are a lot of sales people who have made it through the first few quarters and then do really well. You have to decide for yourself whether this is a good place for you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at SolarWinds

ProsGreat management, competitive salary and benefits, great work environment, great city, very laid back style, company gives back when it does well, open door policy with all levels of management

ConsSlow advancement in company, lots of outside hires.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep buying companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to jump in and make things happen

Sales Role (Current Employee)
Post Falls, ID

I have been working at SolarWinds

ProsGreat Culture, Good pay, once a week catered lunches

ConsJust a bit far from where I live, not too bad.

Advice to Senior ManagementA little more training curve

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, energetic and fast paced-just like i like it :)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at SolarWinds

ProsDeep technical knowledge, good people, good pay/benefits, free lunch twice a week, flexible PTO and good Work/Life balance

ConsPromotions are vaguely awarded, knowledge sharing is poor-no internal wiki or intranet with IT, HR or other information-for a technical company-really?

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, I'm not qualified to advise senior management :)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work and professional grow.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at SolarWinds

ProsSolarWinds is a fast paced dynamic place to work and I have found it to be a great fit for me. The quality of the team here is very high and I find it challenges me to grow and reach almost daily. The executive team is the best I have ever worked for. We are cutting edge in our industry and are not afraid to try new things and learn from them. The leaders not only set the direction, but actually take responsibility for the success or lack of. I would and have recommended SolarWinds as a great place to work to my close friends.

ConsIt is a high energy place all the time. Sometimes the pace can get tiring when you do not take enough personal time. Secondly, we have a challenge with scope creep. As in any small company, it can necessitate that you take on roles that you might not have in larger companies. Keeping the balance between being a team player and maintaining focus on the areas you own can be challenging. I am honestly challenged with enough material to fill in this space to meet the word requirements.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, they do an awesome job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mesmerizing office domain

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SolarWinds

ProsDynamic environment.
BEST PLACE TO WORK IN CORK! Bar nowhere!!!!
The people, the products, the fun factor... the people!

ConsMeddling from executives in America...an overbearing management style (never happy). HELLO ! THIS IS EUROPE!!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementCut us some slack and next time you'll get the five stars!!!!

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