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"Know your manager and your team. They will make or break you."

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Former Employee - Sales
Former Employee - Sales
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Splunk full-time

Pros

- Pre-2010 team in SF HQ: Supportive, very smart, genuine, driven, customer-focused, WYSIWYG.
- HQ is great.
- Passionate and loyal customers.

Cons

Applies to U.S. teams only:
1. CURRENT Federal and other geographic teams are not the same DNA as SF HQ. Serious issues with leadership and culture.
2. If the hiring manager is not actively recruiting you, don't bother applying. The position is filled.
3. Apart from New Hire Sales Training, new hires will find it extremely hard to fit in and obtain sincere support from peers. Trust your gut. Watch your back.
4. Your successes are your own. Your "areas of improvement" are often snap judgement calls from peers that don't even know you. These perceived weaknesses will be broadcast wide to anyone that will listen, and will be held against you for the rest of your career at Splunk.
5. You will not learn from your direct manager.
6. HR will hurt you.
7. Internal promotion process is a travesty. See #3, #4.

Advice to Management

- Analyze why employees have left such a great company. You don't have to look very far.
- Warning: Pay more attention to the fair balance of accounts and territories in Sales.
- Support employees that want to make a move internally instead of negatively perceiving their innate curiosity and willingness to grow and be challenged. Be honored that the early risk-takers and entrepreneurial spirits want to stay and impact a new business unit/team/opportunity. They are the ones that made Splunk the innovative and disruptive company it's become.

Other Employee Reviews for Splunk

  1. "Simply the most awesome company I have ever been associated with ; )"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Current Employee - Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly hard working, fun, smart, modest (did I mention fun) team of peeps.

    Cons

    Not sure how to keep up with all the great friends I've made along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep peddling hard.


  2. "A chill place to work with a friendly environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers who are just as relaxed as you are
    - Willing to meet you where you are and bring you up to the level you need to be
    - Lunch provided Mondays and breakfast provided Fridays
    - Company heads are open and friendly with even the interns

    Cons

    - 15-20 minute walk from the BART
    - Not surrounded by many good eateries
    - Transportation not provided for or expensed

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