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SolarWinds Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson
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Pros
  • Free lunch twice a week, causal dress (in 45 reviews)

  • Free lunch twice a week, free sodas (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a place to work if you are looking for work - life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • There is absolutley NO WORK LIFE BALANCE (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation plan, Terrific technology your prospects WANT to purchase.

    Cons

    At the time, the territories would change every quarter. This did encourage quick closure, and the thought was "win some/lose some" with deals that were then sent over to the new rep. Sadly, I lost more than I won (like to think it was because I teed more up than most). I did not like the lack of ongoing customer relationships.


  2. "ISR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    They micromanage your every day.


  3. "Great products, great employees and awesome energy."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passion for growth AND profitability. Startup-like adaptability. Rly talented, passionate and diverse employees that are hungry for success and career paths.

    Cons

    Our success is a secret! It takes courage and confidence to take on the big enterprise vendors. SWI has the talent and products to succeed in all markets.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Challenging,fast paced, smart and capable people

    Cons

    Did I mention fast-paced environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. "solarwinds"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    free food and snacks are nice

    Cons

    no strategy or long term


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Kill me now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The swag and team outings are nice

    Cons

    SCARE TACTICS! Heavily used by management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the scare tactics to your employees and customers.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "End the nepotism - you might have a chance of a success"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Great office and perks; lively culture that can be fun.

    Cons

    Backstabbing and double standard culture, nepotism everywhere; you're either in the club or you're out. It's a joke that new ideas are welcomed. They're not. If you've been there longer than 2 years, then you're allowed to speak your mind and treat others horribly without any repercussion.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CEO and middle management that were promoted to Directors and VPs so they wouldn't leave (these people would not be Directors and VPs at other companies)....you're just promoting the same toxic culture that is limiting your growth. They're comfortable where they're at and they don't want to change. SolarWinds could be so much better.


  9. "Finance Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, hard working colleagues

    Cons

    Tough to keep growth-oriented culture as business scales


  10. "It's Fine"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch twice a week, free sodas. Good launching pad into something better or more lucrative. Made a lot of friends there. The 'culture' isn't great, but a lot of the people are.

    Cons

    If you're reading this, you probably read other reviews as well. So I won't belabor what's obvious based on the existing reviews. Good sales people will probably do well, bad sales people won't. There is some favoritism, but I suppose that's the case everywhere. It's not as bad as others may say, but it's not that great either.

    Advice to Management

    Positivity > Negativity


  11. "ISR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Nice Engineers and free food on Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Cons

    No autonomy in running your personal business.



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