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Splunk Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Sometimes fast paced, but good work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Great product, our customers love our product and that makes our jobs a lot more enjoyable (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • growing pains as current growth is crazy (in 11 reviews)

  • In a growing company, growing companies have pains, to be expected (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great and on a Path to Greater"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Splunk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - smart and passionate leadership
    - awesome products; best in breed and first to market advantage
    - good culture
    - bright future

    Cons

    - at an inflection point where scaling is causing organizational fatigue for veteran employees

    Advice to Management

    - create more diversity
    - honor veteran employees' contributions


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Changing Quickly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    coworkers, direct management, location, benefits, culture

    Cons

    change in the C-levels are changing company culture, and it's uncertain whether this is a good thing

    Advice to Management

    quite hiring people from salesforce-- Splunk is not salesforce. yet.


  3. Helpful (11)

    "Started off great, culture dramatically changed for the worse."

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    Current Employee - Sales in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid technology, product works as advertised. Solid install base and user community. Offices stacked with plenty of refreshments and snacks. Free lunches on Mondays and free breakfast in Fridays.

    Cons

    Grew too fast which resulted in the erosion of the team oriented, startup culture. A purely hierarchical corporate environment now, management does not take kind to employees that may have different approaches or ideas. Some managers are entirely ego driven and vindictive... will poll other employees to get negative information on a targeted individual; for the purposes of generating a bad review. Once the paper trail gets rolling, including goals that are unrealistic to obtain in a specific timeframe, it's a matter of time before that individual is forced out.

    Advice to Management

    Splunk has some very talented individuals that are not given the freedom to do their jobs due to incessant micromanaging. A number of the old school Splunkers have left or are considering leaving. Poor leadership is holding back the greater potential the organization has. Need to cull some of the mid level management.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Grabbed a brass ring before retiring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The most talented education team I ever worked with (30+ years in hi-tech). Love the product and the entrepreneurial spirit of the company, when I first joined.

    Cons

    I worked from home due to a lack of space, so I did not not SEE things. However, when I left, in late fall 2016, I noticed that the corporate culture was changing, as I suppose it must. There seemed to be more silos and the company was more corporate. Also, a tendency to hire those you know, which can be good, made for a less diverse team that one would hope for, especially in education. A significant lack of female trainers and trainers of color.

    Advice to Management

    Read the above. Support for Women in Tech is great, but when it isn't pushed down to departments, what's the point?


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Quite possibly, the best company to work for right now!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Splunk pays well, encourages employees to work hard, but they play even harder! They truly provide all of the tools necessary to be great at your job!

    Cons

    There is a very steep learning curve when starting with the company. There is lots of training for several months just to learn how to use work with the software.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! So far, management has been extremely encouraging professionally as well as personally.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "if you like money and don't care about the work or culture ... check em out."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Splunk (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money, percs, food, liquor, and the original Splunkers the few that remained and actually still work were pretty cool.

    Cons

    Politics, mediocre management, politics, people fighting in meeting, politics, bad PM, big egos with low talent, half the people don't work are drunk most of the time and are just vesting into retirement. It's a sinking ship.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Fast growing, strong opportunity, fun people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fast growing company with strong products and happy customers
    - People are friendly, open and willing to work together
    - Fun environment, great perks, nice offices -- people are always grabbing drinks locally or on the 7th floor
    - Awesome product talent -- the hack weeks are so much fun

    Cons

    - Management turnover as the company scales -- some of the folks that grew the company to this point struggled to scale. New CEO and leaders bringing experience and focus, but it causes temporary disruption.
    - Always new challenges in the market, which causes some churn, but that is life in tech. Need to be comfortable with uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that decisions are clear, transparent and that the right people are "on the bus" throughout the organization. The culture that made the company great needs to be maintained as we add on hundreds of new people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, free access to kitchen, Startup like environment, Out-of-the-box project is planned for interns, Lots of other fun-opportunities, Very good learning experience

    Cons

    Training program for interns may be required for more productivity.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "not bad but nothing special about the place"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    lot of revenue so not likely to close doors any time soon. full stack app w/some real computer science going on underneath

    Cons

    corporate now, not much start-up vibe any more. Lots of senior mgmt changes recently: no proven competence.

    Advice to Management

    lead by example, be more accessible & present.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "A shadow of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Splunk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very useful product, customers legitimately get a lot of value even with high prices. Fair amount of different technology problems to interact with. Individual contributors are often helpful. Overall this is about as good as you can imagine a mid-size enterprise software shop could be. There's a dream that it's still a fun company, but it's just a company, which isn't a bad thing.

    Cons

    No longer able to hear the needs of customers, who want usability and reliability. Dysfunctional waterfall process produces poorly integrated features instead. Industry best practices on scope management and quality are given lip service, but not actually followed. Technical debt is fairly high.

    New projects often struggle with politics and process.

    Advice to Management

    Pick some paths forward and fund them economically and politically to succeed.


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