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SolarWinds Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • Free lunch twice a week, free sodas (in 48 reviews)

  • Free lunch twice a week, causal dress (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Haters gon hate"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Red bull fridge food Money and Spiffs. All of you should be ashamed of yourself. The Unicorn is Sad. Truth is there is one real representation of the Sales org in here and this will be the second. The first one was written by a 4 year rep that sells like crazy and yes is not approachable at all, but well respected. If your looking for this job your probably used to sales schedule atmosphere, etc. So if you think you will find different then your wrong and go work for the government or something. Are you asked to meet metrics and pushed by management, yes if your mediocre. I have been with the company almost a year and those who succeed make well over 90k and even 100k on a 40base 40commission plan. I'm well on my way. I have never felt micromanaged and if it got close, the deal got closed and I got paid and I forgot about it real quick. Most sales gigs work crazy hours. I got my first Labor Day off in 5 years. No emails or calls. No pressure. The people complaining about pay are the ones taking 30-45 minutes chatting getting coffee checking Facebook weather etc before they get on the phone. I come in early 15-30 and take lunch later quicker and sometimes eat at my desk because when they leave I get calls that equaled half my bonus last quarter. Then they complain I get "hooked up" with good stuff, but guess what nobody told the customer to call when they went to lunch. Then when I show I can follow the process and don't hold onto customers for 9 months in case they buy a $3000 piece of software, my manager has to give me more stuff because I called mine found out it wasn't ready and got rid of it. So I can reach twice as many customers. Do the math.
    BOTTOM line. Managers LOVE a hard worker and this is a great rewarding place to work. It will change your life and lifestyle. Upper management is even better and guess what they are supposed to be. It runs down hill and your direct manager is supposed to be the one managing you. GET IT?! Come work here you will love it if you don't come here to get free money. If you can only call thirty people a day. You get paid appropriately

    Cons

    All the sad complacent reps with their hands out looking for a freebie.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring these apartment owning cry babies that are only using their bonus to buy Miller Lite instead of Natty Light and the kool aid drinkers like me will keep mopping them up all the way to the bank!


  2. "Renewal Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Loved the team. The job got me in the door, but the culture and energy of the team kept me coming back day after day. Loved it..

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is not great. You find yourself staying later and later quarter over quarter. Mgmt doesn't demand the hours, you just find yourself needing to stay later to get the job done.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "SolarWinds is great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free lunch twice a week. Great people. The managers really hire well.

    Cons

    Some jobs are very number-driven.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture , very good pay

    Cons

    Their will be multiple layoff in the company.


  5. "Great Culture, Great pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Hard work and getting things done are rewarded. Great benefits overall. Ability to work from home when needed. Two catered lunches per week is a really nice perk. Really smart people here.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is somewhat limited, which is surprising considering how fast the company is growing. Sometimes it's difficult to convince leadership of the right thing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the folks closest to the actual work being done. Pick a focus and stick with it.


  6. "Integration Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Integration Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent executive team and vision

    Cons

    Entry level staff members lack Internet etiquette

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking forward


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office is a fun place to work with a casual environment

    Cons

    Could use more internal promotions

  8. "Best Company Ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior PM
    Current Employee - Senior PM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart people, fast moving, great products

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I have had a great experience at SolarWinds. It has been everything it was promised to be."

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

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

    Pros

    It is a simple model. Download leads come in, develop pipeline, and work to close your opps down. Rinse and repeat.

    Cons

    Some people are surprised when they can't make it work doing it their way. The pace is fast and there is not a lot of margin for going against the model.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Order Entry"

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

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

    Pros

    -Friendly environment
    -Free Lunch 1 day out of the week
    -Room to grow within the company
    -Progressive company, socially

    Cons

    -We would work super long hours, especially at end of the month.
    -The method for entering the orders was outdated
    -Many errors can happen and you will be blamed for it

    Advice to Management

    Migrate to different system of entering order. Focus on getting employees out on time more often.


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