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SolarWinds Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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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. Helpful (19)

    "Worst place I ever worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Maybe the lunches? I don't know, I just feel like 2+ years of my life were wasted here. But... since my manager was border-line incompetent at estimating how long things would take, I did all my work early and work seldom required my attention for more than 1/4th my day. Not really a pro, but if you just want to coast you can do so really easily here.

    Cons

    Where to start? Massive favoritism and bonuses not given by merit or results but by how liked you are. Dishonest managers. Horrible strategy because 2/3rds of the people in charge are bad at what they do and would never get hired at the same level anywhere else. (How long did it take them to catch on that AWS was the future? Yeah... that's what happens when you put idiot marketing people in charge of product -- you're at best reactionary.) So many layers and layers of politics. And a CEO that just runs around cheering and trying to high-five people. "Woo-hoo!" That's how you know Kevin is on your floor. Not much of a future here... since I left I've been an infinitely happier person.

    Advice to Management

    Fire 1/2 the people in charge and focus on becoming a Results Only Work Environment, where managers don't just play favorites.


  2. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.

  3. "ISR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    They micromanage your every day.


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

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    • 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.


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. Helpful (9)

    "Kill me now"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  7. "solarwinds"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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

  8. Helpful (7)

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

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    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. Helpful (2)

    "It's Fine"

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    • 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


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