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SolarWinds Overview

Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1999
Company - Public (SWI)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Since our founding in 1999, SolarWinds’ mission has been to provide purpose-built products that are designed to make jobs easier for IT professionals, MSPs, and DevOps pros. We offer value-driven products and tools that solve a broad range of IT management ... Read more

Mission: At SolarWinds, we’re fanatical about putting users first in everything we do. We strive every day to deliver powerful functionality that’s easy to use with one of the fastest and longest-lasting ROIs in the market. As a result, SolarWinds is one of the ... Read more

SolarWinds Reviews

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SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson
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  • "Solid company with great benefits and huge opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Large, stable company with high growth
    * Excellent and inexpensive health insurance, strong 401k matching, etc
    * Free lunches twice a week
    * Cool and modern office space with lots of natural light
    * Smart and fun group of coworkers
    * Strong products and loyal customers across global footprint
    * Performance focus creates strong growth opportunities for those willing to work hard (see other negative reviews for those who aren't)
    * Transparent and honest management that don't try to sugarcoat things

    Cons

    * Fast pace doesn't fit some - this isn't a bank moving like a glacier - SolarWinds moves quickly
    * Definitely a few growing pains along the way as the company reaches significant market size
    * Communication between departments can be hit or miss at times depending upon how much is going on (see fast pace above)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the recent efforts to understand employees and improve things. You can't please everybody, but you can get a little better ever day.

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SolarWinds Interviews

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    Channel Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SolarWinds.

    Interview

    Received an email asking to do a short phone call from recruiting manager. After that short interview, I was asked to meet in person with the hiring manager.

    During the actual interview, the manager showed up 10 minutes late and it felt like the manager had somewhere else he'd rather be. Or, more likely that they had already had someone in mind for the position and I was just filling up another interview spot. He briefly looked at my resume and mostly asked me about my background. There was no real actual interview regarding the job and it took about 15 minutes total.

    Overall, I don't think I would have been a good fit for the position but it would have been nice to actually go through the process.

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SolarWinds Awards & Accolades

  • Best Log Management Tool - SolarWinds Log & Event Manager, Security Insider: Reader's Choice Winner, 2015
  • Network and Systems Management: SolarWinds Network Management Software, Redmond Readers’ Choice Award Platinum Winners, 2015
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