Splunk Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
70 Reviews
3.4
70 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Splunk has a great product, many employees who are individual cont5ributors are professional and committed (in 6 reviews)

  • High growth, smart people and a company that is at the top of its market (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Over spending on useless software that has no real point (in 3 reviews)

  • Very fast growing company, people, processes and technologies changing constantly, pressure to perform (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, great technology, treat staff incredibly well

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    • 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
  2.  

    Amazing company !!

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    • 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
  3. 4 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
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    • 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brash, arrogant, inflexible, political

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great technology, unique position in the market place, lots of smart people

    Cons

    Lots of politics, incompetent senior management, arrogance bred of its own success, lack of respect fro customers and partners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to realize that bonanza will not last forever, especially the way Splunk treats its customers, partners and employees. The C-suite also needs a much better grasp of international markets in terms of both their potential and specifics compared to the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Victim of Their Own Success?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Great core product, amazing upside (if they get it right) a tiny bit of the true Splunk culture from the founders is still hanging on.

    Cons

    Becoming "that company" at an alarming rate. Lack of transparency and cooperation between teams, finger pointing inability to execute / monitize beyond core product. Poor apps strategy, Splunk Storm utter fail, Hunk stalled out to name a few. Scattershot approach to new target markets. Teams are managing up and hunkering down vs innovating. Stock compensation is all they can offer to attract and retain ppl and even the street is noticing all the dilution. Culture of fear where there is a fail fast, but succeed or else mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would Rob or Erik fit in this company now? If not, then take a second to think what that means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    RD

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

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

    Pros

    Basically it is funny and lots of things you can do. People are nice and willing to talk. The company culture is great - though the hardware is not as good as Google, but it is still a great company in the bay area.

    Cons

    The organization is kind of confusing. The management tend to hire new managers from outside instead of promoting somebody internally. The career path is not that steady - but actually it happens to every big data company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Job I've Ever Had

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    - Good, salt of the earth kind of people to work with
    - True team effort across the board
    - Hardworking, always looking to get better

    Cons

    - Honestly, just that there is a lot to do
    - Make decisions faster and focus, focus focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern
    Current Employee - Summer Intern

    I have been working at Splunk as an intern

    Pros

    Lot of passionate people around and they are always ready to help. Good remuneration. They made sure that we have a brilliant time there.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. You can work hard and keep having fun at the same time.

  10. 12 people found this helpful  

    used to be great, really gone downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    money, money, money, good name to have on resume.

    Cons

    everything else, work sucks, people are aggressive and rude to each other. its one of those places where people want to get ahead by discrediting others. there is no longer any transparency in the organization. have had three bosses in the span of a year. impossible to get anything done. there are 10 managers to every one person actually doing work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Splunk and Godfrey Rock!

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

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

    Pros

    This company is what happens when brilliant people with great character create and run a company hiring others like themselves! . Splunk actually does what it is supposed to do. And that means everyone gets to tell the truth and keep their job! No ethical dilemmas! Management is awesome --a rule to praise in public correct in private--respects employees and value our customers. Fun is a corporate value but so is smart work. It's like being at a university!

    Cons

    It's a complex product and it's not easy getting up to speed even if you are used to usually being the smartest person in the room at prior jobs. You get the Harvard effect--did they accidentally hire me?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do! Keep hiring great people! Don't grade people at the first real classes they take as an employee. Give them a full month to get acclimated ----then give the more direct feedback. Everything else is fabulous--I have only been here 4 months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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