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Splunk Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Sometimes fast paced, but good work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Great product, our customers love our product and that makes our jobs a lot more enjoyable (in 24 reviews)

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

  • We're trying to grow so fast that sometimes we lose sight of what we're here to do: sell splunk (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Look under the covers."

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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

    Pros

    Potential is huge.
    Product is awesome.

    Cons

    Execution to initiative is poor. No accountability.
    Politics abound.
    Middle and some upper management incompetence - no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Open your ears and your eyes.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Mixed bag..."

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Corporate in Remote, OR
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product still works pretty well compared to legacy technology sold by other vendors. If you are an "A" player in sales and have an "A" player account list, you can earn a lot of money.

    Cons

    Product org, in combination with strategy team, has missed the boat. Should have industry specific solutions by now for healthcare, financial services, life sciences that emphasizes what you can do with the data, not just collecting the data and figuring it out on your own. Why not a Splunk MSSP to drive another revenue channel? Still basically selling the same capabilities that we were several years ago. If you did not come from salesforce.com, be prepared to be painted with the "you don't know anything" brush, given that's where so much of the leadership has come from. Culture, whatever that really means, is 100% different than it was a few years ago.

    Advice to Management

    The entire success of the company has been linked to getting to $5 billion and beyond, but none of the companies who've achieved that have done it on the back of a single solution, no matter how flexible it is. Start holding product team and strategists to producing what's necessary to get there. Also figure out, once and for all, how to enable partners to support the entire sales cycle, as you can't simply keep adding heads and expect to retain good people.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great product and compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, friendly culture and great product with interesting challenges to solve.
    Competitive compensation and career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Titles don't seem to match up with other companies, eg a principal software engineer here would barely be above senior software engineer in a top 5 company(having worked at one).

    Core engineering team is fantastic to work with but distribution of knowledge and expertise is like an onion: most of the knowledge and decision making is controlled by a few people perhaps refecting the product architecture.

    Internal team architecture (mission teams) is too disorganized and teams are not incentivized to working towards the right goals.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the monolith so risks of any component/service failing are additive instead of multiplicative!
    Improve hiring bar and maybe move towards a more decentralized team architecture.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Food, 401k and benefits; especially stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Trying to grow too fast. Culture is changing as company grows from 1B annual sales to 2-5B in next 2-5 yrs.


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Used to be incredible, but the future is uncertain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Excellent product and a strong technical team made this the best job I ever had.

    Cons

    Bad management practices have been sucking up the company's juice for too long, its sad to see the attrition both technically and culturally.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Changing Quickly"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Lost their roots"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast growing and decent salary

    Cons

    Company has lost it's roots and have become blinded my money

    Advice to Management

    Don't turn your back on long time employees, and have a clear vision and plan to growth SLOWER!!!!! Place is going to implode.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Look at all the people leaving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Great Kitchen, good people, good product.

    Cons

    When management figures out where they're going, let me know.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

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

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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


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