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Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Sometimes fast paced, but good work life balance (in 12 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 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "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?


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience"

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    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing, strong opportunity, fun people"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing"

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

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Environment, culture, and people are all incredible. It's a sizable company, but still has a very startup feel. I am very well catered to!

    Cons

    Ambiguity is huge here. Because so many things are still new, the company is rough around the edges. There's little red tape but tons of ambiguity that has to be figured out along the way.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok, brakes are on with growth for personal growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Product is great really good

    Cons

    Management is getting narrow minded


  9. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  10. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Sometimes fast paced, but good work life balance
    * Competitive Salary
    * Stacked Kitchen/Free Food
    * Company is growing fast

    Cons

    * Need to hire to cater to the growth of the company
    * Stock RSUs are good but maybe more bonus


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Shouldn't have left!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Workers are like family; strong "get it done" attitude; fun atmosphere filled with bright minds and purpose.Very collaborative and management communications were direct and open.

    Cons

    Growing quickly, so sometimes you don't know where to go or who the right resource is.



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