Splunk Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Splunk President & CEO Godfrey Sullivan
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. analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

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

    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


  2. Too political.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Splunk full-time

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

    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!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Pretty good.

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

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

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

    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.


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  5. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  6. Best Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Splunk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  7. Sr Manager

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    • 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


  8. Helpful (6)

    Splunk- would not recommend

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    • 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


  9. Great in SF, less so in Seattle

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Best company I

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    • 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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great tech, too many chiefs and not enough Indians!

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    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



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