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Qlik CEO Mike Capone
Mike Capone
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  • "The Swedish 'roots' only really remain in Lund where even there it is less prevalent than it once was(in 21 reviews)

  • "Thoma Bravo has done good things for this company(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture and atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Radnor, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful people in every position. Approachable and talented senior staff. Terrific product I can get behind. Good compensation package with achievable bonuses. The culture really does reflect the warm and open Swedish culture and you feel like the company really has the best interests of its employees in mind.

    Cons

    Very few. Really not happy about the insurance. Sometimes it's a little confusing to navigate internally. A little concerned about media rumors of a sale. But otherwise very happy.

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    Qlik2016-06-01
  2. Helpful (17)

    "A company without culture or vision has no purpose besides making money"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Good work-life balance - if there is anything to gloat about with Qlik, it is the work-life balance. We're a predominantly remote company and therefore so long as you're getting your work done, you have plenty of free time to indulge your personal life and pursue other interests. 2. The Pay - pretty decent compensation and benefits although nothing to write home about. The salary met my expectations and is competitive with other employers in my area. 3. Choose your own adventure - maybe it's just my experience at Qlik but I feel like they give you free reign to work on passion projects so long as it adds value to the company. This probably has something to do with the limited overhead of a remote work environment but it allows you some freedom to escape the monotony of daily job function. 4. The technology - the company actually has a pretty good piece of software that can do some cool things with analytics. I'm constantly surprised by the product and what it's capable of doing for our customers.

    Cons

    1. Sterile Corporate Culture - when I originally came to Qlik, they spoke so much about our 'Swedish' roots which drove our corporate culture. Although that may have been true in the past, Qlik is now an American, middle aged software company which feels much closer to Generic Corporation A than some Lund University start-up. In the few times you leave your private island and go to headquarters, you'll find yourself asking what the culture of Qlik even is. Ex-IBM/Oracle/SAP/Microsoft etc. sales people have taken over the company and make it feel like a soulless, revenue-oriented corporate entity more focused on who'll make President's Club than customer success. The company feels devoid of life and dynamism. 2. Empty Vision - outside of making money, I have no idea what Qlik's long-term corporate vision is at this point. Each year leadership performs an exercise to determine vision but most points revolve around sales revenue and operational changes are almost never actually implemented. R&D is isolated heavily from the rest of the company and communication chains with leadership are fractured due to the remote nature of most of the employees. 3. Tripping over our own feet - Qlik's worst enemy is itself. Despite having a great product we consistently struggle with internal politics and management bureaucracy which when combined with remote employees makes it hard to implement any real operational changes. Most people just keep doing what they've always done even as the market fluxes in front of us the entire time. 4. Prioritizing Aesthetics over Substance - Qlik is a company in love with how it looks vs. what it actually does. Sales constantly talks about selling the 'art of the possible', a cute euphemism which is less "fake-it-till-you-make-it" and more "fake-it-till-you-sell-it". In a crowded space like analytics, you have to provide hard substance to customers to stand out. I feel like Qlik lacks a lot of tangible substance within the company. Everything looks great until you take a peak under the covers.

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    Qlik2018-10-18
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Not the company it once was..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company once had a great culture and environment, an interesting and innovative approach to business intelligence and data visualization software, and a bright, energetic team. Qlik is undergoing a massive transformation, which is creating great opportunity for advancement, for some. Qlik's previous investments in a partner ecosystem has resulted in a large community of product experts and excellent successful implementations, delivering great value to customers

    Cons

    As in many organizational transformations, the current environment is more than usually difficult. Many of the innovative leaders and best talent left in late 2017 and early 2018. Qlik is backfilling with resources who know the product well, but not necessarily individuals with the same degree of innovation, passion, or courage to approach things differently. This works for now because the transformation end state is being decided by external consultants, and organic innovation is not desired. Qlik was valued for its unique and quite Swedish culture, but this is no longer the corporate vibe that employees feel.

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    Qlik2018-03-20
  4. Helpful (22)

    "Used to be an AMAZING company :("

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

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Amazing product and technology. Absolute best in the market, but it's a hidden gem. Very few know the true power and value of the associative engine. * Competitive pay. For those that have been here for a while, the pay is very good. * Great work/life balance. Flexible work hours, remote working, and time off is excellent.

    Cons

    * Cost cutting. Since going private, the focus is on cost cutting and short-term revenue. Very little focus on customer success, training and enablement, or doing the right thing. * No culture/identity. The Swedish culture and Qlik's core values were very unique and a huge differentiator. Those core values are no longer here at Qlik. Instead, everyone just works on their own things, rarely communicates or seek advise or help, and nobody seems to care anymore. It's just a job. * Management. Very out of touch with the people, technology, and customers. Rarely visit customers. The same senior managers that got us into this mess (e.g. grossly missed in Q4/2015, which caused the stock to drop and ultimately lead to Qlik going private) are the ones still leading the company. They made $Ms on the stock, more $Ms when Qlik went private, and have more $Ms in stock in the new private company.

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    Qlik2017-07-13
  5. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Swedish values still apply though now based in the US.

    Cons

    Growing pains have slowed innovation

    Qlik2017-02-10
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Run, Run Far Away"

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

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for 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.

    Qlik2017-02-09
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Once great, now on the fast track to mediocrity..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are exceptional - kind, genuine and very skilled (especially "old-timers", 4+ years, many now leaving/left). By far the best company I have ever worked for the first few years (started in 2012). Product & technology.

    Cons

    Communication is and has always been terrible. No more yearly summits or even regional events - beyond the salary, what more do employees have to look forward to? Thoma Bravo (new owners) has seriously wounded the company - at least in the non-R&D departments (namely Finance, HR, Marketing). Culture and Swedish values - once alive and well (at least in Sweden) are now dead and buried. Open & straightforward, move fast, teamwork for results, challenge - once real and tangible, has now entered the realm of meaningless corporate messaging. Deaf management - critical issues and solid suggestions for improvement are often ignored until things really hit the fan, often many months or even years later. Leadership, or lack thereof - now just figureheads for Thoma Bravo, have zero credibility. Now key focus is on headcount/operating profit/squeezing every penny out of people with zero regard for the long-term and often with disastrous consequences as a result - an example, one person on the payroll team left voluntarily, however a decision was made to spread their workload among the rest of the team without hiring a replacement. Within 6-8 months, everyone on that team burned-out and all 4-5 people all quit or went on sick leave and had to be replaced without a proper handover of duties - seriously stupid, way more expensive and totally foreseeable.

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    Qlik2016-09-21
  8. "Fantastic Company & Culture just a Qlik away!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product, salary, benefits. Upper management is committed to Swedish soul & professional growth. Low-stress.

    Cons

    Typical challenges for a growing company, slow to adapt. Work from home culture, so offices (at least in the Americas) can be quiet/lonely.

    Qlik2016-04-30
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Product, Competitive Market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sioux City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qlik full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good customer base. Market leading tech, although some confusion as they make the bold transition to multi product strategy. Fair pay. Some very bright colleagues.

    Cons

    Swedish culture is sometimes too slow to react and infect the company with an overly European vibe. They denied Tableau as a competitor for years. Go to market in US Sales was a train wreck until new leadership came in.

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    Qlik2016-02-12
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work; increasingly "corporate" environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Qlik full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -dynamic, interesting workforce -free coffee, soft drinks, etc. -fast paced environment -good benefits

    Cons

    -increasingly corporate -little opportunities to move up (hiring outside of company instead of promoting from within) -increasingly silo'd org -a lot of talk about Swedish soul without real actions to show it anymore -less and less of the dig in and get in done attitude from new hires

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    Qlik2016-01-13
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