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Updated July 18, 2017
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Qlik President, CEO, and Director Lars Björk
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  • Slight level of uncertainty over recent acquisition and whether this will have a direct impact on the core values of the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Cost cutting has damaged the company (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Epic Turnover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are new reps quitting every month and there are new reps starting every month. This means you will meet lots and lots of new people! The management enjoys a good manipulation. This means I have a future in used car sales!

    Cons

    The turnover is so epic that even the HR VP is quitting!

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry. Be Happy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Shady Characters"

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    Former Employee - Named Account Manager (NAM) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Named Account Manager (NAM) in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time

    Pros

    Qlik pioneered in memory BI. Qlik won a great place to work award back in 2007-2008. Qlik is a global company. Qlik has a Swedish heritage.

    Cons

    Mgt. has a turn and burn mentality in this region. Its like working at a seedy hotel. Salesteam, partners, and customers now look at Tableau and Spotfire as a very attractive alternative.

    Advice to Management

    How many more people have to quit before the ceo wakes up?

  3. Helpful (6)

    "West Coast = Worst Coast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time

    Pros

    West Coast has some of best weather in the country. You can drive around and see nice sights before customer meetings. There are good restaurants to dine at with partners.

    Cons

    West coast mgt. is so insecure that they eventually trash everyone to save their job. West Coast knows how to "manage up". They blame everything on growing pains and brag how they learned everything they know from Larry.....3-4 months in, most new West Coast folks are wondering what they got themselves into.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like the CEO has checked out and Larry's cronies spew their hyperbole and trash all over the place. It's like a mafia has taken over.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Detached CEO, Slimy sales mgmt running North America, massive turnover of seasoned sales people, RUN!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting product, shows well, serious issues around Big Data and they don't seem to be listening.

    Cons

    North American sales leadership are bizarre, unethical and as slimy as they come, if you're considering a sales position, I would recommend that you RUN unless you just have to have a job. Trust me, it's worse than where you're at now. Politics are unbelievable, they fire people who blow out their number because they don't like the mix of deals, they fire sales management if they don't think they travel enough, even though they hit their number, etc. etc. etc. The CEO claims that they will never be like that big company run by Larry and he's right, they're even sleazier and they'll never come close to achieving anything close to that company.

    Advice to Management

    Leave!


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Run Away"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product although is is only one and has some age to it although QLIKSENSE is now out and appears to be better.
    Good money if you over produce.

    Cons

    Marketing and lead generation is the worst ever experienced for a company that size resulting in new hire turn over at an industry high of 39%. The Oracle lead sales Mgmt. is no fun either unless your are one of the boys on Joe D. team.
    Reps spend most of their time updating SFDC and Sales 360 and doing reviews of SOE, SOI's that literately there is little time for selling there.. The process is all consuming. the new model is to hire young inexperienced sales folks and pay them less money and just work the process. the challenge however is zero leads coming in creates a vacuum of need and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Change it all out for new leadership soon.


  6. Helpful (20)

    "Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The software is just awesome and has a very powerful engine that flat out works. Huge potential in the product. A big plus is the $15 Million dollar Boondoggle that the company takes every single employee to each year. This last year Cancun, crazy for a public company but fun for the average worker at shareholder expense.

    Cons

    The Swedes are probably kicking themselves for moving the HQ to the US. The clowns that run the company out of the Philly area don't have a clue. It's the most toxic sales culture I've ever seen. The nepotism runs wild there. The multiple layers of management have no leadership skills, they simply micro-manage deals in Salesforce like they have nothing better to do. They are not taking market share but only getting what the market gives them. The partner network is huge but again like most things at Qlik mismanaged and out of control.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is either asleep at the wheel or part of the whole mess. Most of the sales management needs to be fired, starting right at the top.


  7. Helpful (20)

    "Qlik Singapore - Must be the worst!"

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    Former Employee - Director in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Qlik full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Qlik products are great and easy to use

    Cons

    Qlik Singapore is the worst place to work. Toxic environment. Verbally abusive management. Actually it's just one person who acts as 'bully' in the office and terrorizes everyone. HR has repeatedly ignore the complaints from employees.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "shark tank!"

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    Former Employee - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the salary, that's about it. Nothing more. It was a pretty boring place to work.

    Cons

    I had 4 bosses in 6 months, hard to get anything done with the Europeans, since they always seemed to be on vacation. I don't think many people broke a sweat there. Not enough work to do leaves too much time for back stabbing and gossip. That's all some folks did in the office I was in.

    Management is a joke. It will be interesting to see heads rolls as the new bosses take over. Wish I could be around for the fun!

    Advice to Management

    Wait till you have to go work for a real company!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Run, Run Far Away"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Pay Check that gets deposited every two weeks.

    Cons

    Don't question anyone above you. Their Hubris will crush you for thinking differently.

    Screw the customer over and try to get them to pay for Professional Services that you should have provided up front because Sense is not Enterprise ready.

    If you are focused on the next big sale then this is the place for you. Just be ready to move on when you start to see the warning signs.

    You will come in one day and someone on the account team is gone, and you won't know if they left on their own, or were pushed out.

    Toxic environment that used to be great. They lost their Swedish Soul.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "N"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great product and passionate customers and partners

    Cons

    Short-term minded
    Old-school
    Trying to do too much with very little resources

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining talents and build strong culture


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