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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Splunk (San Jose, CA) in March 2019.

    Interview

    pre-interview questionnaire, phone screening, hiring manager phone interview, 2 onsite interviews. The interview process was longer than I anticipated, however it was fairly simple and straightforward. I was mostly asked behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    Splunk Response

    Feb 12, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Welcome to Splunk! We're pleased to hear your interview experience was positive. If you'd like to share any additional feedback, please feel free to email us at openconversation@splunk.com - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer, Backend Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Splunk.

    Interview

    Phone screen with recruiter. Set up call with hiring manager, hiring manager no show. Apologized and asked me to reschedule and they never responded after that. Very unprofessional, waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard past experience questions.   1 Answer

    Splunk Response

    May 1, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for leaving a review and we apologize for the lack of follow-up you experienced here. If you feel comfortable, we'd love to learn the details of your interview experience so we can directly address this issue. Please feel free to share by emailing us at openconversation@splunk.com - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Cruz, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    HR uncoordinated. I was sent on 6 interviews for a single position that seemed to split into 2 positions. I was asked to meet with 2 more people, to make 8 people total. It was then I decided to withdraw my application.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to travel to Half Moon Bay for a 7th interview?   2 Answers

    Splunk Response

    Mar 2, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for leaving a review. We're disappointed to hear that the interview process felt disorganized. If you'd like to share any additional feedback, please feel free to email us at openconversation@splunk.com - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Splunk.

    Interview

    Call with the recruiter- everything went well and we even spoke about next steps. She mentioned getting back to me in the next week but then I was met with radio silence. None of my 3 follow-up emails to check in if she had any news from the hiring manager were answered. Definitely really unprofessional on their end- and quite a transactional recruiting experience if you ask me.

    Interview Questions

    Splunk Response

    Jan 29, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to interview with us and leave a review. Please know that your time is valuable to us and we apologize for the lack of communication you experienced here. If you feel comfortable, we'd love to learn the details of your interview experience so we can directly address this issue. Please feel free to share by emailing us at openconversation@splunk.com - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition


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    Channel Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Splunk in January 2020.

    Interview

    Completely unprofessional. Wasted time on a total of four interviews. Each was about an hour long. Three of those were video interviews which obviously require additional preparation. Dealing with the recruiting team felt clunky; multiple recruiters were involved as they seem to be short staffed for the number of positions which they actively advertise.
    The video interviews with members of the Sales team were far from well organized. I dealt with a number of odd issues which reflected poorly on Splunk. Example 1: An indifferent attitude from a poorly selected interviewer. If you are going to depend on peer interviews in the selection process, please train the employees to at least fake their interest in the process. Perhaps providing a list of smart and inquisitive questions might help. Example 2: Viewing an interviewer's nude partner in the background during a video interview streamed from the interviewer's bedroom. Ridiculous. There were several other less than appropriate incidents.

    Note to Splunk.....Please spare me the false concern and don't ask me to contact you in response to this review as I've tried numerous times to speak with Splunk's recruiting team to provide/receive feedback to my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were asked with scripted indifference using trendy words right out of the company's marketing fluff. "Tell me about how you would disrupt? Yeah...That's a good one...'Disrupt.' How would you be a disrupter?" Really? Someone who can't even properly prepare for an interview with an intelligent list of questions wants to know judge the candidate on being disruptive?   2 Answers

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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Splunk in January 2020.

    Interview

    Intro interview with recruiter
    Over phone with hiring manager
    5 back to back 45 minute interviews
    1 final interview
    Never heard back followed up several times didn’t even get the email that says you didn’t get the job to go through all of that and no email or phone call

    Interview Questions

    Splunk Response

    May 1, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to interview with us and for leaving a review! The lack of follow-up you've experience here is inexcusable and we sincerely apologize. We're glad you brought this to our attention and would love to hear more from you. Please feel free to share more about your experience at openconversation@splunk.com. - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition


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    Senior Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Splunk (Boulder, CO) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Overall the interview process went really well. It was ambiguous at times about the what the next steps were going to be.

    The technical recruiters were a big help on getting me on-boarded as fast and smooth as possible

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about my management experience.
      Distributed system design.
      Role based Scenarios.   Answer Question
    • I was asked intentional questions to get at real world experiences.   Answer Question

    Splunk Response

    May 1, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Welcome to Splunk and thanks for leaving a review! If you'd like to share any additional feedback, please feel free to email us at openconversation@splunk.com - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition

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    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Splunk (San Francisco, CA) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Phone interview with the manager and then on-site. While on-site met with 8 recruiting coordinators and then the manager. A total of 9 people. The overall process was very unprofessional. The recruiting coordinators didn't look like they were enjoying their time there and didn't do a good job with explaining the work culture in a positive light.

    Interview Questions

    Splunk Response

    May 1, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to interview with us. We strive to provide a professional and postivie interview experience so we are disappointed to hear that this was not the case for you experience. If you'd like to share any additional feedback, please feel free to email us at openconversation@splunk.com - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition


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    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Splunk in December 2019.

    Interview

    I was referred to Splunk by a current employee. The recruiter reached out to me the same day to schedule an initial call. Following the initial call, they quickly scheduled three additional interviews including one with the hiring manager. One of the interviews was technical in nature, but it was not too challenging. It consisted of simple Linux questions.

    The process continued with a 1-hour on-site panel interview, which consisted of me presenting Splunk (sales pitch and product demonstration). I had about a week to prepare for the interview. I thought the timeline was extremely compressed considering I have a real job with at least 10-hour work days and a family with kids. I ended up asking for an additional week, because I had a work emergency that prevented me from spending any time to prepare. The hiring manager understood, and he/she honored my request.

    The panel interview itself wasn’t hard. However, as I mentioned above, I had a short period of time to learn Splunk enough to pitch it and prepare a custom demo. I have been through similar processes. In those instances, I was asked to do a demo of a product that I was already familiar with. After all, I believe the main purpose of such interviews is to evaluate my presentation skills. The product shouldn’t matter. Either way, it was what it was.

    They ended up moving forward with a different candidate who already had plenty of Splunk experience. However, they said they were impressed with me and wanted me to talk to a different team. They schedule three additional interviews, including the hiring manager for this team. My last interview was with the Account Executive, who, during the interview, told me that I didn’t have enough experience with the client I would be working with. I had never claimed I did, and they knew that from the beginning. It made absolutely no sense for them to have me take 3 additional hours out of my busy schedule to tell me something that they and I already knew and effectively end the recruitment process.

    After the call, I withdrew from the process. Part of the reason was my frustration with the process and other part was my assessment that they were probably going to end the process from their end.

    I spent at least 5.5 hours in interviews not including the many more hours I spent preparing, coordinating, and traveling. I do understand that the process requires commitment from both parties. However it is frustrating to end the process feeling like I have wasted all that time.

    Interview Questions

    • What is preferred method of editing a text file in CentOS   Answer Question

    Splunk Response

    Jan 29, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with us and for sharing your feedback. We apologize for the lengthy process and we understand how it can be frustrating. If you'd like to share additional details or have any other feedback on our interview process, please feel free to email us openconversation@splunk.com. - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition


  10.  

    Product Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The recruiter approached me, we had a phone conversation, she forwards me to a design manager, that I had a presentation to show my work. The recruiter was very not professional and didn't even bother to follow up with me, it's kind an embarrassing for such a company to have people that act like they doing a favor to people who put their time and energy and try for those jobs.

    Interview Questions

    Splunk Response

    Nov 20, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for leaving a review. We strive for professionalism and to provide timely feedback to our candidates so we are disappointed to hear that this was not the case in your experience. If you feel comfortable sharing additional details, please email us at openconversation@splunk.com - Mike Saltzman, Talent Acquisition


  11. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Splunk (Santa Clara, CA) in November 2019.

    Interview

    This was the most unprofessional experience I’ve had with an established company.
    After I applied they emailed me saying they wanted to set up the phone and technical screw-in calls at the same time. Set up the technical screening but the recruiter couldn’t find time to speak with me till after I already passed the technical.
    She sets up a call to go over the on-site with me. She then calls 20 minutes later then we had arranged.
    Then I go to the on-site. My first interviewer of the day was over 30 minutes late to a 45 minute interview.
    There were 2 positives. The lady who showed me in to the room spent the whole time looking for the missing interview and was super apologetic and one of my interviewers really took the whole working together on a problem thing to heart and made the experience interesting and enjoyable.
    In the end they said they decided not to hire anyone.

    Interview Questions

    Splunk Response

    Jan 10, 2020 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to interview with us and we're sorry to hear about the late interviews and arrivals. We’re committed to being respectful of our candidates’ time, there’s no excuse for not following through on that. Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. If you'd like to share additional details on your interview experience. please email us at openconversation@splunk.com - MIke Saltzman, Talent Acquisition


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