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SolarWinds Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson
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  • Free lunch twice a week, causal dress (in 49 reviews)

  • Free lunch twice a week, free sodas (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. IT Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, good working culture with IT

    Cons

    There are no cons working for IT at Solarwinds.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Foot in the door"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks such as gym membership and stocked snack/coffee bar.

    Cons

    top producer but the carrot was always just out of reach. Micromanagement to the extreme

  3. "Work hard, make good money"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lunch twice a week, great pay.

    Cons

    management rides the employees a bit too hard. Sometime things are just out of your control.

    Advice to Management

    They know what they are doing. Lighten up a bit.


  4. "Sales Enablement"

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

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch twice a week

    Cons

    Everything. HR/training leadership doesn't have a clue how to run an onboarding program, it is simply a matter of greeting butts in seats to fill the positions of the people that the sales managers will force out of the company. Pay is below average and they don't care about you as a individual. No work life balance they expect 10 hours a day and don't plan to take time off.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people to management positions just because they have time with the company make suture they are qualified for the position.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very fast pace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Ability to self- start and flexibility

    Cons

    Very quick to let people go. Affecting office moral


  6. "Great Company with a strong future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to influence and drive positive changes is awesome.
    Engineering teams are incredibly smart people
    Great perks free lunches, parties, etc.), great people, great culture
    Cloud (SaaS) products are awesome
    Newly hired leadership is very strong.

    Cons

    Not supportive of remote employees
    Delayed making required changes too long

    Advice to Management

    The changes which are happening are spot on. Support them and evolve faster.


  7. "Top Heavy Organization"

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

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Expanding product offerings results in continuous challenge. Company paid lunches. Satisfactory compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Low ration of employees to managers. Micromanagement of experienced individual contributors. Disparate application of policies within and across organizations. Few opportunities for professional development and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Share the corporate vision and objectives with those in non-management roles. Solicit input from the SMEs you hired for their experience and knowledge. Invest in your employees professional growth.

  8. "Renewals"

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    Current Employee - Renewal Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Renewal Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has a great balance of fun and work. The pace is fast and you need to move right along with it. It is a company that you can believe in and the products and service they provide are truly worth representing.

    Cons

    Not much, but it would be nice to have a work from home option, occasionally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  9. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office and great benefits.

    Cons

    Very aggressive sales model. You will be made to fell uncomfortable daily as a motivation technique.


  10. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Renewals Representative in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Maintenance Renewals Representative in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great pay, great culture! will push you to improve!

    Cons

    Long hiring process.....HR is very slow to respond for follow ups


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