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Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Named by Forbes as one of the top 10 fastest growing technology companies, SolarWinds is improving the way IT management software is developed, priced, purchased, delivered, and used. At SolarWinds, we are fanatical about putting our users first in everything we do. We strive ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
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    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've read all kinds of reviews of people trashing this place. Personally my experience has been drastically different here at Solarwinds. The training here is 90 days with a bonus for those who pass exams, they adequately train you with SME's who understand the technical side AND the sales motion to give you the best chance of understanding your role, and they allow plenty of time to get your trainings done.
    I don't know where people get off saying management doesn't care about the employees as they were more than willing to work with me and my family's needs to keep us insured and worked hard to keep me happy during on boarding.
    The pay is much better than what I was making at my previous employer with the room to grow and increase my earning potential.
    They feed you twice a week here from local vendors which is nice to cut down on lunch costs and they offer all the RedBull/ soda/ coffee/ and snacks you could ask for everyday.
    For those looking to join the Solarwinds family understand the people who blast this place have a bone to pick because they were probably fired because they didn't take the job seriously. This is an adult job, willing to pay a nice adult salary/commission/bonus rate, so come prepared to work like an adult. If you are expecting to be able to show up to check your Facebook, Twitter account or YouTube half the day and hit your number you probably won't.
    The atmosphere here is refreshing and positive from what I've been able to see. I've never seen so many people willing to go out of their way for complete strangers as well as smile around the office. I've never been asked to work from home as I'm an in office worker only so there's a clear cut work/life balance.

    Cons

    I've not seen much to change so far as this place is a breath of fresh air from where I came from. If you are looking to coast or expect to make six figures for little to no effort this isn't the job for you. If you like to work hard and want a company to compensate you handsomely for your efforts then give SWI a shot. I'm referring several friends.

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SolarWinds Photos

SolarWinds photo of: SolarWinds Headquarters
SolarWinds photo of: Cisco Live 2011 Las Vegas
SolarWinds photo of: Patrick Hubbard accepting the IT Brand Pulse Innovation Leader Award!
SolarWinds photo of: Holiday Party! 2013
SolarWinds photo of: Holiday Party! 2013
SolarWinds photo of: Holiday Party! 2013
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SolarWinds Interviews

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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at SolarWinds (Austin, TX) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I went through several calls (almost too many) with the recruiter and then moved to the next step to interview with one of the team leads. I received very positive feedback throughout. The team lead I interviewed with wanted to know about my technical background. I've been in the tech industry a while, but the guy I interviewed with told me not to worry too much about being overly technical. So I made it to the third round. Instead of asking me marketing questions, he starts to quiz me on technical terms and it bordered on berating me with these questions. He didn't ask me one marketing question.

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Company Updates

  • Now with NetPath and Network Insight, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor 12 delivers visibility across the entire application delivery path—on-premises and in the cloud.

    SolarWinds Launches Industry's First Technology Created to Bridge the Visibility Gap of Hybrid IT

    (NPM). With the release of SolarWinds NPM 12, the company's flagship product and award-winning tool relied on by tens of thousands of IT departments now features NetPath AUSTIN, Texas - June 8, 2016 - , a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced a revolutionary release of the network administrator's trusted tool, SolarWinds® Network Performance Monitor ™ and Network Insight.

  • SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, announced it has completed the acquisition of LOGICnow – backed by a consortium of investors led by Insight Venture Partners.

    SolarWinds Acquires LOGICnow to Create Global MSP Solutions Leader

    AUSTIN, Texas - June 1, 2016 - SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced it has completed the acquisition of LOGICnow - backed by a consortium of investors led by Insight Venture Partners. LOGICnow is a global provider of integrated cloud-based IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions focused primarily on the MSP community.

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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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