Splunk

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Splunk Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
87 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Splunk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Splunk

    Pros

    Great place to work,fabulous work culture

    Cons

    Salary not much expected on onsite

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Splunk it!

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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 a year)

    Pros

    The people within support are great. It's an environment with good work ethic and a vp that cares about his people

    Cons

    Some folks are resistant to change but not a big deal. Change is hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on innovating. Take care of your customers'

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

    Great product and great people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Moving fast with solid potential
    Still open for great new ideas like small companies

    Cons

    Not exactly, great opportunity and experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Truly Amazing Place to Work!

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

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

    Pros

    I feel like I've died and gone to work heaven. Really. We've all worked for crappy companies with horrible management. Where you just don't want to get out of bed in the morning. And where you really end up hating your boss. Well, Splunk is not that place. At Splunk, you are treated with respect and treated like the adult that you are. Hence, you naturally and instinctively work and act with reciprocal respect and act like an adult. And you want to work even harder. It's such a simple concept that I know most companies don't get and don't care to get.Oh and the office parties...people genuinely have fun! Not forced like in most offices. If you are lucky enough to get hired here, you need to thank your lucky stars each day you walk through the doors. Because I'm here to tell you, the grass ain't greener anywhere else. I know this for a fact.

    Cons

    The onboarding is still work in progress. But getting there! Fear of growing to big for our britches is imminent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing because we all love to work for you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Splunk

    Pros

    Management was very good with lots of room for creativity

    Cons

    No cons, awesome internship and would recommend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    No that good for work. Back stabbing all the time

    • 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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensations.
    Good location.
    Smart engineers (only smart, personalitywise they are not good at all)

    Cons

    Back stabbing all the time. My lead and one of my co-workers are much better friends than I am with my manager. And they don't like me. So they talk about some mistakes that I never did with my manager. So my manager just think I'm very bad and I didn't even have a chance to change the impression.
    Lack of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for college grads, but hard for experienced engineers to have impact.

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Splunk is great for graduates fresh out of college. The atmosphere on the engineering floor is akin to a "frat house" complete with keg-erators, goofing off with nerf guns, and a congenial atmosphere. It's a great place to learn about how big companies work, and if you're lucky, you might learn a few things about solving real-world engineering problems. Splunk Server itself is a great product that I would still recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    For experienced engineers looking to make a serious engineering contribution, Splunk is not the place for you. Politics rule the day and most engineers' time is spent in meetings or avoiding stepping on toes. There are WAY too many managers and departments. There are a very few "Rock Stars" that control design and do coding, but it's very hard to do actual design or coding unless you are one of those people - on the other hand, this is great for grads who might be able to learn from these people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify, experiment, and incubate! Trim the fat by getting rid of excess managers and consolidate departments - there are too many managers and too many road blocks to getting things done. Make the company about engineering again, and get employees excited to design and code. There are no rewards without risk - and that means thinking beyond how your stock performs next quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Growth without maturity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pre-IPO employees made out like bandits on the stock.
    Good parties if you like to binge drink.
    Reasonable vacation policies.

    Cons

    Incompetent HR and performance/promotion practices that boil down to whether you're friends with the right people.
    Grew really fast but not in engineering - now dominated by sales culture.
    A lot of people in engineering who are burned out, but sticking around while stock vests.
    Engineering culture paralyzed by what people are used to, with minimal quality control/code reviews/feedback.
    Engineering is artificially broken up into several different orgs due to historical organizational politics.
    Almost certainly going to get a major discrimination/sexual harassment lawsuit one of these days.
    Interrupt-driven engineering, poor long-term planing.
    Bro culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the people who have been there forever but everyone knows are terrible. Grow up, and institute engineering practices that make sense for the size of company/codebase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    - Awesome product & expanding community
    - Startup mode (in some areas)
    - Some great minds
    - Flexible work

    Cons

    - Growing company pains
    - US centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ramp up international expansion quickly, continue listening to your customers and keep the focus on innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people 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 a 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

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