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Splunk Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Sometimes fast paced, but good work life balance" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Supportive culture, great product that delights customers" (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains - engineering org is in the midst of unprecedented growth" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Although work-life balance is highly regarded, sometimes it is tough to maintain" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture"

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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 Splunk full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Commitment to culture and diversity/inclusion; resources given for employee engagement and events. Also, Splunkers are really smart -- just an intelligent group of people all working towards making the product and company better for customers and employees.

    Cons

    Growing fast -- people can wear many hats which can be good and creates lots of opportunities.


  2. "High growth company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    The product suite has a ton of potential. Lots of driven individuals

    Cons

    High growth is bringing in "big company" mentality and Splunk is losing it's disruptive attitude.

  3. "Sales Development Representative Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Such a great experience for an intern- amazing skills to take on to your next job since it was an internship. Loved the training I received!

    Cons

    the commute took awhile so if you are from out of state live close to the location!


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Sales - Regional Sales Manager - 1.5 years"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * More than solid product -
    * Almost fanatic customer base -
    * Industry momentum
    * Great solution space
    * Opportunity to earn
    * Street cred

    Cons

    * Not as many RSUs for newer employees
    * Pricing approval is a real process
    * As you would imagine - the pressure to perform in a high growth, public company

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to ensure newer employees are embraced and made to feel as invested in the company as longer tenured Splunkers. Find a mechanism to delegate some pricing autonomy down to the field - when you have experienced field personnel, enable and trust them.

    Splunk Response

    Nov 9, 2018 – HR Director

    Appreciate your review, and thanks so much for the feedback!


  5. Helpful (51)

    "great at the start, then EVERYTHING changed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    smart people, good pay, great product/mission

    Cons

    ongoing re-org = major growing pains. they can't hire fast enough so good people are leaving because they're burnt out. managers do not understand the roles and challenges of their team members or their open hires. ask a ton of questions if you interview here, you might end up with a job that is completely different than what you thought it was. there are so many new people that processes are non-existent or confusing, people are doubling efforts because no one knows who does what & no one has time to create a wise plan (it would change the next day anyway, so why bother).

    Advice to Management

    For a company that's supposed to break down silos, you're doing a horrible job in creating them w/in your own organization. The Splunk culture isn't what you think it is anymore, talk to your people down at lower levels than you to find out how we feel, what our workdays are like (and how they can be improved), and what our challenges are. Treat us like we matter.


  6. Helpful (143)

    "How to Annhilate an Amazing Culture in 10 Easy Steps"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    free food
    some good people left

    Cons

    If you want to successfully kill a famous company culture, here's how:

    1. Close down the quirky, fun SF Splunk office and move everyone next door to an oddly decorated, cold, non-Splunky environment.
    2. Hire a CRO, now President, and let her make terrible hires after she promised on her first day she would not change the Splunk culture.
    3. Let said hires come in and make very bad decisions and get rid of really good people.
    4. Let HR fire people for caring and trying to speak up. Let HR continue to ignore glaring issues going on across departments.
    5. Hire the completely WRONG SVPs of marketing and products who have no clue how to manage and that no one respects
    6. Try to force people work in the Santana Row office (also cold, bare and not Splunky and not close to a train station)
    7. Try to turn Splunk into a mini Salesforce (no one wants this!)
    8. Pretend everything is fine even though no one thinks it is
    9. Stop adhering to the core values you used to preach
    10. Only care about getting to $5B

    Advice to Management

    Splunk used to be my dream job. And the same for my many colleagues who have also recently left and those are are gearing up to leave. The CEO is a great guy but ultimately is responsible for letting the President and newer SVPs simply ruin everything with bad hiring choices and across the board bad decisions. No real advice as it's too late. You can't get back what used to be so special. It's very, very sad. Rest in Peace old Splunk! We still love you and will always miss you.


  7. Helpful (26)

    "divisive culture"

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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 Splunk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    free junk food, free unhealthy drinks, don't have to work much if you have people covering your back

    Cons

    a very divisive and clique culture. needless to say, in order to get ahead, you have to your manager's best friend, or at least appear to be, or be your manager's crony outside work already. people are hired at high levels because they are hiring manager's friends, or they speak the same languages that not English, despite of their qualifications. on the other hand, it doesn't really matter how qualified you are.

    when people like these got into management positions, they follow what upper management do and do the same, e.g., promoting people close to them, and so on. so it is not surprising that there are pockets of bro culture, misogyny, misandry ...

    it is a mess. HR doesn't help much. people who wanted to make a different got ousted with no mercy.

    surprisingly, despite of all these HR related issues, business is still growing at a blistering pace.

    Splunk Response

    Oct 19, 2018 – HR Director

    We believe an inclusive company culture is the key driver of innovation, which is why we encourage Splunkers to bring all of their “Million Data Points” with them to work each and every day... More

  8. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Technology, Fantastic People, excellent pay package!

    Cons

    Flooded the sales market with too many sales representatives.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on supporting the Sales people you already have not hiring more for the sake of forced growth.

    Splunk Response

    Oct 19, 2018 – HR Director

    Thank you for your review! Rest assured that we take all feedback to heart and 100% hear you on where things can be improved.


  9. Helpful (34)

    "On a steady decline"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, working with great, smart people. Great stock incentive program. Extremely innovative product and folks bringing the best of the best practices

    Cons

    Management does not do well with crafting a plan and then cascading down the plan to folks aligned. High growth leads to constant hiring and job turnover on the regular, with no easy way to ramp up. It is baptism by fire. Changing job roles and responsibilities almost quarterly. High burnout rate!


  10. Helpful (20)

    "Way down the hill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Would have had a lot to say about a year ago.

    Cons

    Management don't have any idea of where they are heading.
    Too many acquizitions, reorgs and "stealthy" lay offs to not tip off retained employees and affect already low stock price.
    Work is like weekend college assignment. Only a bunch of meaningless improvs to current products that get portrayed as "really cool" features.
    PM are more worried about which pub to crawl then about their products.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about your own managers and pay some genuine attention to the products u own so that ur employees have something meaningful to work on.

    Splunk Response

    Oct 30, 2018 – HR Director

    We’re both disappointed and sorry to hear that this was your experience at Splunk. All employees—no matter their level or department—are encouraged to be open and honest in their communications, and... More


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