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Splunk Reviews

Updated August 4, 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 21 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 (7)

    "Run away as fast as you can!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Break room - free food. Some good people who work there.

    Cons

    Worst experience ever. Management sucks - no leadership - good ol boys company - zero diversity - like high school, you have to suck up to progress in roles - culture sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people just because they are your buddy - ensure they have the proper leadership training and are actually qualified for the role. You lose good people because of poor management not because of the actual job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredible program and mentorship, great support from HR and from individual managers.

    Cons

    There are very few cons to Splunk, it is a fast-paced company with passionate people and great perks.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Product development is not moving fast enough towards cloud.


  4. Helpful (14)

    "Went down the drain with new VP/SVPS"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food.
    Free booze.
    Looks good on the resume for recruiters who don't know the truth.

    Cons

    Temporary product leadership was super toxic.
    Platform going down the drain.
    Cloud going down the drain.
    Security product going down the drain.
    SVPs infighting/politicizing and trying to grab as much RSU's as they can.

    Advice to Management

    Sell since you can't seem to do anything. How many more core people will you lose before you figure out that engineering is not your enemy. We are the ones that build the company and now you are poo-pooing us.


  5. Helpful (15)

    "Broken culture; not the company it used to be"

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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

    Pros

    They pay well, good benefits, 401k matching . Positive, collaborative co-workers. Good food with many kitchens. Still a leader in the big data space. Technology is good enough to somewhat sell itself even with little product innovation.

    Cons

    Over the last 18 months Splunk brought in basically a new executive team. And what each of these execs has done is fired lots of people under them, esp very qualified & hard working veteran employees...and replaced them with friends they worked with in prior jobs. These new execs and the people they brought on come from big, established companies and it shows. They are good at politics, process, re-orgs, and making Powerpoints full of buzz words. Not so good at tangible results. Over the last few months, many good people have voluntarily left. The culture went from one of fun and innovation to one of tension and paralysis.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget that in tech, the assets are the people. And typically the brightest/hardest working people go to startups like Splunk was years ago. So don't be so fast to fire these people and hurt the culture. Also, work to eliminate process, not add to it.


  6. "So far, best job ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility for work hours/places etc, interesting product, so much to learn, great atmosphere. Kind and helpful team. I feel really welcome here - enjoying it so far.

    Cons

    Aside from winning the Euromillions and not working at all, it cannot get much better than this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it like this - it's great. We're getting so much done.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "It used to be a good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product. Virtually sells itself.

    Cons

    Nothing is left. The place is gutted. The values are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Step back from the abyss. Once you have removed all the people that built this place, you will be left with an empty shell.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Great technology but dreadful management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology is great; for the core product anyway. Some of the side products are somewhat questionable. Many of the old times, which means anyone who has been there more than a couple of years, are wonderful.

    Cons

    The management is shockingly bad; at all levels. Ask anyone why they are there and the answer is to be a $5B company. No thought of customer or anything good, just money. Worse than the banks. The core technology is great but everything else they have bought or tried to build is dredful.

    Advice to Management

    These are people who work for you. Try treating them with a little respect and occasionally trust their judgement. If someone sells really well for two years then has a bad year, perhaps it is some changes you made rather than them just not caring...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Recommend"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really great company to work for, good culture, strong passion, and a great product that customers really love! The company is also working hard to adapt to the huge growth from $1B onward. Splunk also does a great job at finding new opportunities to keep key staff engaged and not looking outside of the company.

    Cons

    Need to improve diversity.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "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.


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