Splunk Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
94 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.6
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Splunk President & CEO Godfrey Sullivan
Godfrey Sullivan
77 Ratings

Pros
  • Great technology, unique position in the market place, lots of smart people (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)

More Pros and Cons

94 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Sr Manager

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

    I have been working at Splunk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Place to work, RSU's is the way to retain and loads.

    Cons

    Small firm. Opportunity to innovate is high but opportunity to grow is low

    Advice to Management

    Scale Up


  2. Helpful (5)

    Splunk- would not recommend

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

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Phenomenal product- first in it's class
    Intelligent minds
    Fun office for younger employees
    Pay well- good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management
    Extremely political, promotions often based on favoritism, not merit - very cliquey
    Terrible HR org, slow to move
    Limited growth opportunities


  3. Great in SF, less so in Seattle

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

    I worked at Splunk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They take the time to hire great people, have an awesome product, great benefits and an engaged and happy community.

    Cons

    Working in SF is great. Working in Seattle is more challenging. Splunk doesn't handle remote working well.

    Advice to Management

    You need to work on including the remote workers. There is a culture shift that is needed here - just moving people around won't work. Communication is key.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (4)

    Best company I

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

    I have been working at Splunk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, great customers, happy employees, amazing personal and revenue growth

    Cons

    Typical growing pains in high-growth companies

    Advice to Management

    We need to get better at putting some of the old horses out to pasture. There are some great, amazing folks who have been here for 7+ years and can still contribute, but there are also folks who are just trying to vest in peace who are still holding down important jobs.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great tech, too many chiefs and not enough Indians!

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

    I worked at Splunk full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the most hard working, creative and talented individuals.
    Great technology
    Great direct sales team

    Cons

    Inability to communicate effectively internally or externally.
    Internal politics
    Too many ego's that are fearful of the pros above

    Advice to Management

    Respect and listen to your ears and eyes on the ground more


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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

    I worked at Splunk full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - A fun and lovely motivated team in EMEA that treat each other like family
    - Yearly trips to Splunk's headquarters in SF
    - Loads of social events!
    - Selling a product that everyone believes in

    Cons

    - No real learning and development for non-sales staff

    Advice to Management

    Do not only reward your sales team, other teams also live out Splunk's values and keep the company going.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Awesome place to work with great team mates and nice perks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Splunk full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Things are moving fast, and the company is making inroads in to almost everyone of the top 100: with growth likely to continue for a long time.

    Cons

    Some people are wedded to keeping the status quo while others are driving change at a blistering pace, sometimes this leads to conflict about features for each release and can cause a lot of back and forth before feature lock in.

    Advice to Management

    keep hiring smart people and define exact expectations of a release well in advance to reduce confusion / disappointment around feature inclusions / cuts.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Overall, my experience was fun to start with but not as fun later.

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Splunk full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced environment made the initial stages interesting and the work was challenging and rewarding. Every day was a new experience but it was fun.

    Cons

    The company was facing the typical challenges of a fast growth company. Lots of changes happening all the time.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to communicate the changes to employees in a planned manner so that they are not blind sighted. This keeps them more engaged.


  10. Helpful (9)

    Tyrannical environment with the blind tyrant leading next blind tyrant.

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

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable environment, great product, very smart engineers. Culture within the engineering org is awesome. Major opportunity for professional growth in some groups- mostly dependent on your manager.

    Cons

    Managers throughout the organization are often unqualified. HR is run by extremely incompetent leaders with little to no ability to contribute to the company and it's needed growth- expect very little from HR. Be careful who you work for, make sure when joining the individual you will be reporting to has a track record of success. Splunk can be very tyrannical unless you join a great team, there is little overlap between teams. There is still some of the "fun" of the startup mentality- but culture is becoming progressively corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced management... vet thoroughly before bringing on board as much of the new leadership at Splunk is unqualified and contributing to Splunk's deterioration both in the company's internal cultural and overall success.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Game changing technology, startup with growing pains

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

    I worked at Splunk full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The product is amazing and has a clear need within the industry. The founders emphasis was on the culture and people as well as building a great product. It was quite rewarding having such a high influence on the product and quality.

    Cons

    The usual startup woes: being spread thin, work/life balance although it wasn't particularly bad here, somewhat of a bro culture although you never felt excluded if you weren't a 'bro'.



Showing 94 of 109 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.