Splunk Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Splunk President & CEO Godfrey Sullivan
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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)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Awesome place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of cool projects to work on if you show your interest. The company is having successes world-wide with its cool products. Lots of intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a fast speed, and is suffering from typical growing pains. How to maintain the culture is a big challenge.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Best Enterprise Software Company in SF

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic Product that customers love. Amazing perks and compensation. Plenty of room for growth, promoted after less than a year. Openness from Upper Management. Building 7 new floors near the Ballpark.

    Cons

    Probably the same as any hyper growth software company. It's going to be difficult to keep the same culture when you're growing from 500-5000. Some of the folks that have been here 5+ years might be reticent to change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support engineering as they're the lifeblood of the company. Try your best to keep the culture of the company from changing.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Best company I've ever worked for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing technology and a solid customer base. This is the kind of company you look for so you can be a part of something incredible. Unlike most enterprise software out there, Splunk just works! Ask any of our customers and you'll get resounding yes. Management is doing a great job keeping up with the phenomenal growth, and keeping the Splunk culture alive and well.

    Cons

    Most of the issues at Splunk are related to our rapid growth. Obviously, this leads to short term problems and political battles, hopefully management can resolve them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and please help us hire some more people!


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Internally broken

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Splunk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good stock compensation for early employees, good core product, good name SF, good benefits

    Cons

    Incompetent HR, promotions about who you know, people are hired often who are not great fits but connected. Lack of development for management. Working with recruiting team on hiring for my team was a joke. Engineering community reminds me of a frat house at times. I feel Splunk could have a discrimination lawsuit coming any day based on hiring practices and what is "acceptable". Senior engineers don't have a place here.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experience. Audit HR. Provide internal development.


  6. Helpful (4)

    analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, fun office environment, RSU's, fully stocked kitchen, free breakfast & lunches, product is a leader in its segment

    Cons

    roles & responsibilities not clearly defined, feels like you need to know someone in the company to climb up the chain

    Advice to Management

    do mentor newbies, let information flow freely to everyone on the team, avoid forming cliques & take everyone along


  7. Helpful (2)

    Too political.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    great working environment, nice people, user friendly and cool product.

    Cons

    Too many political issues. Not looking forward for new features or integrations, it seems like it's playing the game alone, too many similar technologies are emerging, but splunk doenst seem to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    try to lower the political issues, and try to get integrated with other technologies, not just hoping users would develop and upload splunk apps!


  8. Helpful (2)

    Pretty good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, amenities and stock compensation is quite high.

    Cons

    Lower levels of management are relatively "weak" meaning they mostly play politics. Isn't particularly engineering focused. "Big" personalities walk over and bully "small" personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Each link in the management chain needs to be strong or else everything below it falls apart.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Splunk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Awesome product - Rockstar management team - Great culture, customers loves us and very people-centric.

    Cons

    - Growing fast in mature markets, which makes them conservative in development markets.

    Advice to Management

    Look for the people in development markets. Having a specific HR policy for those region would be good.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Best Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Open environment to learn 2. work hard play hard 3. product based 4. intelligent people

    Cons

    1. Nothing major. 2. Compensation was less 3. No moving charges as intern


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sr Manager

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



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