Splunk

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Splunk Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
77 Reviews
3.7
77 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High growth, smart people and a company that is at the top of its market (in 7 reviews)

  • Amazing work-life balance most of the time (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very fast growing company, people, processes and technologies changing constantly, pressure to perform (in 4 reviews)

  • They're a fast growing company that's very fluid (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing fast moving company with a product customers absolutely love

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

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

    Pros

    Hyper-growth. Lean and mean, not overly burdened with processes. A highly collaborative environment. Great compensation (in particular the equity). You get to work on an exciting and emerging space using a variety of different technologies. Good work/life balance. Great people!

    Cons

    No matching 401K (though the net benefits makes up for it). HR is still young and there are gaps. IT support is slow. Lack of mentoring culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add matching 401K
    Improve HR / onboarding processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Senior leadership.
    Work/life balance is fantastic. Good maternity/paternity plans.
    Common goals throughout the organization.
    No politics.
    Brilliant co-workers.
    Aggressive compensation packages.

    Cons

    While the company is growing, there is concern that we might bring on people that might not have cut the mustard in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company rapidly grows, be sure to keep the company culture you've created.

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

    Can't imagine a better place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Momentum is building, products are well engineered and respected in the marketplace, intelligence found at every level of the organization.

    Cons

    Benefits package could use some updating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more visibility to trickle down to all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very decent product, lotsa of smart people.

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart people. Fast moving. Product is stable. Very quick to value.

    Cons

    Very light management. Very little communication. Very cliquy. And of course lots of egos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Splunk as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool company culture and very cool product. Met a lot of awesome engineers.

    Cons

    poor management. Had a bad experience with senior management

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

    Splunk is an Excellent Employer

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture; great benefits and people.

    Cons

    Growing very fast so the opportunities for advancement in sales are changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more options for sales career advancement with steps to achieve for advancement.

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

    summer internship, learned a lot

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

    I worked at Splunk as an intern

    Pros

    learned a lot, my mentor was willing to answer questions, growth in working on a team, had a fun time, environment was chill, not high stress, work hard/play hard time

    Cons

    could have more direction, sometimes there isn't much to do, felt a little disorganized at times, didn't really talk to other people throughout the company much

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great technology, treat staff incredibly well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Architect in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The free food, the fantastic client list, the generosity of the culture.

    Cons

    Its in a transitional period and the culture can have a bit too much bravado.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Splunk as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good place, good work environment and fun !!

    Cons

    If there is something that can annoy someone here, its the HR. They are so bad at replying to people, also they wont try to understand your view point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not long before this place gets hit with discrimination suits (or has it happened already?)

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

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

    Pros

    Fun location
    Reasonable commuting options
    OK benefits and compensation
    Party central for those who like that kind of thing

    Cons

    Culture of secrecy, gossip and back-stabbing
    Grew too fast for its infrastructure
    Nightmare HR Department (bad role models). Certainly not walking the talk. Exec is a bit of a joke.
    Favoritism and lack of consistency in promotion practices; promote your "besties"---never mind they were never evaluated against other (more qualified) candidates (internally or externally)
    Inflated egos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage with good intention towards business goals, not solely with ambition and personal interests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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