SolarWinds

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SolarWinds Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
119 Reviews
3.5
119 Reviews
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SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free Lunch twice a week, great benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Gym, Free lunch twice a week, a job in a tough economy - Looks good on resume (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no semblance of work/life balance, especially outside of the VP level (in 10 reviews)

  • No training you have to learn on your own (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    SW is a good place to learn new things

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

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours, laid back environment, always something new to learn, trust from the management part, in my case, it was a great opportunity to change my area of expertise form IT support to community management, which turned out to be something I love to do

    Cons

    not working in the HQ office can sometimes lead to lack of information needed for your day to day activities, and the difference of timezone can sometimes affect your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some HR/finance process can be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    About company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarWinds

    Pros

    Its a good place to learn new technology and highly motivated

    Cons

    Self learning is must. And before you have to know basics

  3.  

    Fast Paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits, ability to be promoted per performance.

    Cons

    Time off at EOM, EOQ, EOY is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to take time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Well established Agile process overall

    Cons

    Have not seen much yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's not easy but pays if you're a true producer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - The ability to make six figures in the first year is very realistic
    - Lunch every Friday from top end restaurants, breakfast from places like chic filet or torchs is that uncommon, stacked fridge and snacks
    - Awards given to top producers quarterly
    - Awesome products

    Cons

    Continue to spend time with new employees to assure they've been trained right for there role. It's a very hard job so the right manager makes all the difference

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to spend time with new employees to assure they've been trained right for there role starts. It's a very hard job so the right manager makes all the difference in the success you'll have

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok but Need to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Adaptable work methodology
    Good work environment
    Good company performance
    Average salary hike. Run the life in peaceful manner

    Cons

    Hectic work
    Work will be based on the Product / Manager
    No onsite opportunities
    Not easy promotion for Developers but QA
    Unable to get time to learn new technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote all Team in same manner. Partiality in the promotion
    Unnecessary managers
    Inter location relationship not working well [Ex: Ukraine Team]

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work atmosphere!

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

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

    Pros

    I worked here for 4 yrs and quite enjoyed my time there. The work culture there is great and it is generally a very relaxed work enviroment. We worked very hard and were quite busy most of the time but the people there were great. There was good benefits from the job too. We got free lunch every wednesday and hot food the last 3 days of each month. There were also free snacks and cereal each day a fully stocked soda fridge and also a leisure room with a ping pong table.

    Cons

    We were frequently understaffed and the training we were received when joining was not great. It is getting better now though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great re-entry into Texas Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Generation Marketing in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Demand Generation Marketing in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    A fast paced, innovative company

    Cons

    Some times reactive instead of proactive in management style, especially at mid-management level. That is changing as the company grows and leadership matures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage your knowledge capital first.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mesmerizing office domain

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarWinds

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut us some slack and next time you'll get the five stars!!!!

  11.  

    Awesome place to work with

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

    I have been working at SolarWinds (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with...Can learn a lot...we have the complete freedom to explore...

    Cons

    First time managers are a trouble

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