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Splunk Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • growing pains as current growth is crazy (in 12 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 (8)

    "No longer a great place to work :("

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Splunk (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It’s a growing company , profit driven, high paced, public sector is wound tight with structure and processes, lots of smart talented young people, snacks and beer.

    Cons

    Public Sector is lead by all ex Oracle employees who are less concerned with customer requirements and more concerned with getting rich quick.

    Advice to Management

    Improved honesty and direct communication with lower levels. Meetings should be bi directional and should include challenging team members and provide opportunity to learn and grow from each other. Not the typical Oracle sales status BS how much are you closing and tell the group what happened this week in your accounts.... The companies core value is “honesty and integrity” this has rapidly declined over the past 2 years and lots of politics and sharp elbows are now a large part of your day here. Sad as their tech is amazing but people arrogance, aggressiveness, and opportunity to learn, grow, and be truly customer focused has gone away.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "« Data Driven Management »"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing solution with no limit on Use Cases
    Great work environment
    Huge market potentiel
    Used to have values but lost with the new Top Management

    Cons

    Data driven Management company
    Splunk dreams to become a $5b company only based on short term sales driven...
    No time to build a sustainable growth, Top Management thinks that million $ deals could be done in 3 months !
    Top Management far from the reality of customer and no understanding of the country cultures.

    Advice to Management

    Just star to trust people that you hire. Show them the strategy and let them build the business on their local culture knowledge...

  3. Helpful (8)

    "you have been warned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    may have once been a fun and innovative place to work

    Cons

    people are fleeing like it's a sinking ship
    cliquey and reeks of bro culture


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time, relaxing work atmosphere, good facilities

    Cons

    Human connection could be stronger


  5. Helpful (10)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (13)

    "Stay away"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a large market share and won't go away any time soon

    Cons

    Management is clueless about actually people management. Talking and grandstanding is valued over actually getting things done. Every meeting is a chance for people to put on a show and play politics. A typical meeting is about 3+ managers/directors talking about what work needs to be done and one (if lucky two) engineer who will actually do the work. Politics at the manager level is brutal where everyone is fighting for headcount, and managers try to quietly poach top performers (even though they aren't supposed to). Teams dislike each other and think they are the only ones overworked while everyone else is lazy/incompetent.

    Executives are dishonest about what is going. They claim they want to attract world class talent yet average compensation has been going down year after year. They claim Splunk is an engineering/products company, but look at the actual investments (public financial statements) in R&D/engineering vs. sales/marketing. They claim we are doing well and finances are great, yet perks and amenities are going away (reduction in health insurance benefits, can't even order enough food on free lunch Mondays for everyone, soda machines broken for months, minimum years required for new laptops increasing). The executives don't care at all about the engineers. To executives, engineers are just a bunch of replaceable geeks, cogs in the machine.

    The best description of this place and its culture is Microsoft under Steve Ballmer.

    Advice to Management

    Do some basic research about what makes engineers productive. Don't repeat the mistakes other companies have made.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Passive Aggressive Management"

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

    I worked at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Pays decently well, good snacks, strong belief in the product

    Cons

    Splunk middle management can be characterized by sociopaths with superiority complexes. Don't expect to be treated as a person, but rather as a source of technical ability to make your manager look good in front of higher ups. Several of the managers I've had have superiority complexes, even though many of them have not even done the type of work that the employees they manage are doing. People toot their own horns way too much, trying to climb on top of each other instead of trying to get things done. My manager would boast in every chance that he got, even if about something that was tangential/only slightly related to the topic being discussed.

    Advice to Management

    Little incentive gimmicks are not going to make your employees happier, and they're not going to make employees believe that you genuinely care about them. Promote people to management if they actually care about BOTH the product and the employees working on it, not just if they've been at the company for more years than anybody else.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    Product is still paying for the bills. Will likely for few more years.

    Cons

    Seems the management has decided to go on a suicidal path. They are planning to build something new. Hired some proven failed( possibly fired as well) execs from a failed company called Yahoo. Elevating nondescript people and forcing old proven leaders to put in papers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fire core people. None of the successful companies in world has done that. Don't hire and millions of RSU's to failed people.


  9. Helpful (16)

    "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Splunk full-time

    Pros

    You still see some good people, who may go away from here.

    Cons

    - Hiring upper management on friendship.
    - Micromanagement
    - New Directors are ruining Splunk life
    - No proper Scope and Goal

    Advice to Management

    Love your employees, they would love you back and they would make you more money. There should be validation on how boss behaves with his employees.
    I'm missing my whole life here, going away soon from here.


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Political, hierarchical, & losing context"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location in SF/SR, good perks, and benefits.
    Plenty of good work that needs to be performed, not saturated in terms of quality of work.

    Cons

    Gotten very political and top heavy. A low focus in involving team for making any decisions and lack appreciation towards the ideas of the team. folks have joined from outside to fill the role at senior management level without having the experience to execute as per the JD. Loosing strategy and good people during the course of time.

    Advice to Management

    Please start looking into the feedback from the teams below L2's.


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