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"Fun, challenging, and did I mention, fun ?"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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I have been working at Splunk full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Interesting problems to solve each day. Flex working hours, you can choose what to work on, when to work on it (within reasonable limits obviously)

Cons

Free beer kegs, go karts, video games :P

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Too much politics and ego"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product. There was no one in the market that could do what Splunk does. Splunk is still years ahead of the competition.

    Really smart engineers who understand customer issues.

    Amazing support and customer on boarding team

    Amazing marketing team

    Great energy

    Cons

    While Splunk is a great product, there is much to be desired in terms of software engineering maturity and accountability. Some of the biggest issues with Splunk that are a pain point for many

    1. Many of the senior engineering staff have huge egos and are not really open to listening to new or fresh perspective.

    2. Many engineers are afraid of speaking up and just go about doing their work. Compensation+Stock is great so why ruffle feathers

    3. There is no way transparent way of doing performance reviews for your team. Reviews are done via email in an excel sheet. Because many are afraid of their managers, most don't say things that need to be said. I hope someone in Splunk HR reads this and implements one of the many solutions in the market for doing 360-reviews. Comeon guys, we can't be using excel and email in the year 2013 :)

    4. No well defined engineering process and absolutely chaotic environment. Senior Engineering leads with huge egos for whom you can't really give a anonymous feedback are a big hurdle in doing the right thing.

    5. Huge technical debt causing slower and riskier development. Again, people with big egos get in the way.

    6. Little motivation to become agile and lean because of customer roll out cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Great vision and product. Can't complain there.

    Please take a look at the engineering management. Concerned engineers are dying to give feedback and make Splunk better but are afraid of their managers. Allow a way to solicit anonymous quarterly feedback and you will see the issues facing the team.

    It is depressing that I have to go to Glassdoors to solve in house problems. Failure to fix the people and process in Splunk will be big mistake.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A growing fast pace company!"

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    Current Employee - PMO in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - PMO in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Monday lunch, Friday brkfst, 4 kitchens, ping pong tables, fooz ball, bball court and next to the pier. oh! and flexible hours

    Cons

    Far from bart :(.. but close enough that you don't have to pay a taxi to drive you there

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