SolarWinds Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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SolarWinds President and Chief Executive Officer Sudhakar Ramakrishna
Sudhakar Ramakrishna
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Pros
  • "I won't even try to say free lunch twice a week is a perk(in 78 reviews)

  • "Great people, awesome technology, great perks available at the office such as catered lunch twice a week and unlimited drinks and snacks(in 52 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not for people who truly value work-life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • "Upper management is a bit old-school for a tech company, but nothing egregious(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great team of people to work with

      Feb 20, 2021 - Product Manager in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Customer focused, skilled and motivated people, not a "Valley Company" culture

      Cons

      Spread too thin, too many initiatives

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Global Mess

      Apr 30, 2021 - Analyst in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      At first it seems like you've hit the jackpot with SWI. But it doesn't take long to realize that this Global Corporation is an absolute mess. There are always good people wherever you go and SWI was no different. Some really great people working to do good things. But it cannot change the fact that this CORPORATION is run by someone who cares more about buying another company for their product, rather than actually ensuring that the products we have are in good standing. So to the point a few Pros' 1. People 2. Free Food 2x a Week, more if you are in Sales or support Sales 3. The location is pretty... 4. Benefits are good

      Cons

      So as I said before this place is kind of a mess, and it is much worse now of course given the recent hacking scandal. Even though I said that People were part of the Pros' they are also part of the Cons'. The "Good Ol'boy" mentality is very pervasive, there are definitely more men than women and many of the male managers get to act however they wish. When you hear other managers, even those above your own say "They just get frustrated" anytime they have a temper tantrum that is obviously not appropriate in a meeting with VPs and other Executives as well as their teams you know that they've been coached to allow the poor behavior.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Some things will never change, so time for me to change.

      May 6, 2021 - Product Manager in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      It's a job. That is all. Hoping the new CEO is the real deal and not just another woke talking head. Much talk about diversity and employees first. We'll see. Great environment for baptismal by fire if that's your thing.

      Cons

      I was happy to have SolarWinds on my CV because of their reputation for hard work. After the breach, continuing to deal with the old school mentality and dysfunctional ADD environment, it's not worth it to remain any longer. They will wear you out and leave you wanting. Poor management. Politics. Women and people of color are seen as second-class, don't let them fool you. Many leaders are frustrated dictators and micromanagers. They stay because of the high pay and bonus. Speaking of, pay discrepancy is very real in all areas. Male: Female. Mgmt: Individual Contrib. Entry-level: Upper Mgmt. Yes, it's time to go.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love Working Here

      May 7, 2021 - Inside Sales Representative in Lehi, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Products that customers want Fun team Great benefits and earning potential

      Cons

      Executive leadership make changes too often without thinking about how it effects everyone

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      May 10, 2021 - Senior People Operations Analyst in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Progressive, rewarding, Executives demonstrate their appreciation with bonuses and days off

      Cons

      Rapid changes,lot of voluntary turnover with change of leaderships

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      May 9, 2021 - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC
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      Pros

      Work life balance Great benefits Great culture Free lunch weekly Social events before COVID

      Cons

      No growth opportunities No other cons

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      very much in flux

      May 12, 2021 - Corporate Communications Manager in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      working remotely is truly delightful

      Cons

      attrition everywhere, not the best employee support, disorganzied

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Opportunity

      Feb 1, 2021 - Customer Success Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I am on the MSP side of the business (soon to be N-Able after the splinoff). This is a growing and developing department within the company. They are actively growing the teams and developing what this department will look like. The culture has been carefully curated on a way to keep the right attitude and mindset through the changes we are and will be seeing. The vision of what this will be and what will drive Customer Success, is one I both support and look forward to.

      Cons

      With this growth, there are natural pain points tied to "figuring things out" and having to be quick and adaptable to it. This is not necessarily a "con" for all, but can be a struggle for some.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Apr 21, 2021 - Programmer Analyst 
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      Pros

      Great technology - cutting edge for sure

      Cons

      Long hours - be ready to work hard

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Tough times but still going!

      Apr 21, 2021 - Sales 
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      Pros

      Solid products and great people

      Cons

      Lots of change over last few months

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