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Updated February 15, 2018
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  • Growing pains that come with rapid growth (in 12 reviews)

  • The same challenges you'll find in any fast growing high tech environment (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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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

    Great great great great great

    Cons

    Some employees are not winners

    Advice to Management

    Keep winning, ignore non winners


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fast-paced, fun environment with a changing culture"

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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

    Good Compensation, market leading position in high-growth industry

    Cons

    Changing culture, high percentage of new management, recognition of failures are often delayed and/or diluted amidst the rapid-growth environment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in risk impact assessment methodology for management decisions.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company, Amazing Culture, Great Technology.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Micromanagement, Lack of training, Not leading by example.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the current Managers should be replaced.


  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources Shared Services in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President, Human Resources Shared Services in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, product and leadership

    Cons

    No real cons. It's been a great ride so far.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Promising Disaster"

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

    I worked at Splunk full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When I was there, perks like many tech companies: subsidized health insurance, stock, new work environment, cutting edge tech unicorn.

    Cons

    A lot of the staff were full of themselves post-IPO, having become flush with some cash, they were throwing it around to everyone who arrived post-IPO. Very hardcore "tech-bro/fraternity" atmosphere that was toxic to anyone not white, hetero and male.
    My boss had a thing for me, and it was creepy. I was also considerably more qualified, awarded, and technically adept, covering for him many times. Despite documenting all his mismanagement, I was suddenly and without cause, brought before HR to "defend" myself. The decision was made before I was even able to make a case. I was *shocked* that they retained him and not myself. He is still there, so newbies beware.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any, because they never listened nor cared about the documentation proving mismanagement and incompetence. Management had a more personal relationship with my supervisor because they were closer in age, so there's no getting in between that for Management to review and judge without bias. I also had no legal recourse for damages due to NDA - despite proof of sexual misconduct and proof of mismanagement and incompetence about the role. Sometimes, it's just "the Peter Principle" at worl -- even in tech -- it's not always a meritocracy.


  6. "BEst place ever"

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    Current Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, RSU, fun environment.

    Cons

    Entitled people, long commute, decent food

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Combative and Toxic Culture lead by upper management"

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    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many great people to work with, lots of cool problems to solve and many opportunities to touch all the modern areas of software development. Pay is very good and the benefits are generous.

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Upper management is combative, aggressive and short sighted often putting their own ideas in front of the engineering teams recommendations. Many of them use divide and conquer tactics to pit people against one another. Maybe the most toxic management culture I've ever been involved in. Often it is hard to even come up with a good reason to engage with them except for not wanting to get shouted at later.

    Advice to Management

    Put your ego in check, be open to taking risks and realize that you are the problem with why the company doesn't put out better products faster.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Engineers nightmare"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    RSU's were great. Alcohol was even better. Parties are a lot of fun.
    HR is absent so anything goes attitude is everywhere.

    Cons

    Leadership s... show. The CEO and execs are aware of what they are doing or how their political battles are impacting everybody but flat out don't care in their race to make more $.
    We lost the real leaders in Eng in the last year.
    We got more politicians and promoted even more politicians.
    Architecture team is a good joke.

    Advice to Management

    Leave.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, good people, RSU's

    Cons

    Shrinking Territories, Micromanagement, Mindless Obsession

    Advice to Management

    Saying that people and culture matter is not the same as demonstrating that people and culture actually matter.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Still a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Worldwide Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Worldwide Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    growing fast, turned a corner on stock price which give them the freedom to grow the internal infrastructure that has been struggling to keep up with company growth

    Cons

    As a public company and a perceived growth stock, the pressure on financial performance vs long-term thinking is pretty intense. Expect to ask yourself, in any role, how what you do contributes to revenue, in the short run.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the heart and soul of the company to a grow-at-all costs strategy. Continue to focus on delighting the customer.


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