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Qlik Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance (overtime almost never happened) (in 18 reviews)

  • Fun place to work, great product and customers (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Uncertainty around the direction after a recent acquisition by a private equity firm (in 6 reviews)

  • Cost cutting is noticeable in the company since the acquisition (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "HR"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is flexibility to work from home quite a bit.

    Cons

    Always working with no real life balance. Way understaffed and not nearly enough resources. Comp in HQ is generally on the lowest end of the pay scale locally (similarly for core functions across the US). Young management. HR is detached from reality in some cases. Vacation is a joke in US. Europe is off the entire month of August, so get used to extra work.

    Advice to Management

    Move on. Certain leaders need to be replaced. We'll see how the acquisition plays out for the future, but competitors in this space are a better bet for you.


  2. Helpful (7)

    ""Whoah, do your research job seekers""

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time

    Pros

    very clean and nice facilities globally

    Cons

    Management does not believe in values, just themselves. Look at the overview page, it all starts at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Thoma Bravo, com'on time to change x-team.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Disaster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free seltzer water and pretzels

    Cons

    Product falling behind competition. Always on back foot reacting to market, versus leading. No accountability in R&D. Out-smarted at almost every turn by competitors. X Team clueless, but carries on like their brilliant all while getting teeth kicked in by competition.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck - My bet is Gartner completely drops Qlik from the leaders Q next year. Build a better product.


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Technology in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and great flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    More investment in training people

    Advice to Management

    Great culture!


  5. "Great company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Very profit oriented after the acquizition

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Don't disappoint your employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Retrenchment for the past few months"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great medical perks and work life balanace

    Cons

    Down sizing and cost cutting. Retrenching great workers and those with years of experience is not right.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good, growing company, but a few Entitled Cowards (not CIO) are dragging down IT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Colleagues (for the most part everyone is amazing and willing to collaborate for a common goal; but there are a few exceptions...see 'Review Title').
    2. Benefits (SOLID Healthcare, Life Insurance, Fitness Reimbursement, 401k Match, 24-For-U, Tuition Reimbursement)
    3. Work/Life Balance (SOLID PTO, Vacation, Holidays, and working Remotely is widely supported)
    4. Corporate Social Responsibility (AMAZING...Change Our World Day & other opportunities to give back throughout the year to make a difference in the world).
    5. Executive Management (CEO, CFO, CIO truly care about their employees and have always made themselves available regardless of your position/title).

    Cons

    At Qlik, our employees are expected to embrace our Core Values:
    1. Challenge
    2. Move Fast
    3. Take Responsibility
    4. Open & Straightforward
    5. Teamwork for Results
    Unfortunately, there are a few Entitled Cowards that, rather than CHALLENGE themselves to sit down with IT leadership, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for their opinions, and have an OPEN & STRAIGHTFORWARD conversation to solve a perceived issue, take the "Cowards" approach and ask for the heads of IT leadership all the while masked in the shadow of anonymity on a public website. And when I say 'Entitled', it is these same few that are bitter about they or their team members being passed over for promotion or for attrition of colleagues/friends within IT. At times, we all are forced to deal with the frustration of not getting promoted or attrition but it is how you deal with these situations through your actions that speak the loudest. Anyone that acts in this matter at Qlik should seek career advancement elsewhere because you do not represent our Core Values and you do not reflect the type of Character/Leadership that will help this company succeed...don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on our Core Values when we interview potential employees/contractors so that Qlik continues to be a great place to work!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee - Non Sales in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee - Non Sales in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - competitive salaries
    - good benefits
    - reputable company
    - smart and capable colleagues
    - especially proud of the CSR activities with organizations like MedAir, Doctors without Borders, Hope HIV and others

    Cons

    - no real cons. Thoma Bravo has done good things for this company.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Beware! Consider Other Options!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops in Radnor, PA
    Former Employee - Ops in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home. Free food and snacks. Health Benefits have a reasonable deductible. Cutting edge BI products. Ability to work with and connect with people from all around the world. Very philanthropic company.

    Cons

    All of the $$$ coming in through the front door goes right out the back. They actually spent tons of money on creating a talk show format just to deliver the annual kickoff meeting. A host, TV cameras, couches, a band. Then it was taped in front of an audience of employees (who were allowed to leave work to attend btw) and later simulcast to the very same employees and the rest of the company. Tons of $$$ wasted on a 2 hr meeting that could have simply been held in a large conference room. You just can't make this stuff up! Just one example out of many!

    No real governance over operations which leads to increased costs due to inefficiency. Attempts to correct this have been painfully slow and lacked proper funding and support from management. The company had lost so much $ because of poor operating margins that it had to sell to a private equity firm who is most likely going to put some spit and polish on it and sell the first chance they get.

    Feedback to upper management in operations is frowned upon. You are not viewed as a "team player" if you raise concerns. Very political and retaliatory. They simply expect you to perform with minimal tools and support. Beware!

    Advice to Management

    Now that you've lost the ability to call your own shots hopefully the new outside ownership will help you to focus on what's really important for the companies long term profitability. Including corporate governance, valuing your employees opinions, and providing them with the necessary tools and support to do their job.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Good, growing company, but new CIO is quickly dragging down IT - morale is suffering"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Radnor, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Radnor, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues; very collegial IT group worldwide; less politicking than at other companies; really good benefits, including annual "244U" day to study and another annual day to volunteer; very flexible work arrangements, good work/life balance, CEO who strongly appears to care about employees

    Cons

    IT has gone from bad to worse under new CIO who started in Dec 2016. Has absolutely no leadership skills. Not spending any time communicating with the organization or even fairly senior managers. Only seems to be interested in Agile and outsourcing. Morale is plummeting, and IT is likely to start losing more good people (a trend that started with the previous CIO, who lasted 20 months). This CIO seems more interested in recruiting friends than recognizing talent based on actual skills. As a result, no one sees any career paths.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CIO with someone who can lead, communicate, and set strategic goals and objectives based on the business vision. This view is widely shared throughout Qlik IT right now, sorry to say.


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