SolarWinds Employee Reviews

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Be forewarned
Middle Management (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 30, 2015
With SolarWinds - it is a love/hate relationship. The company has such promise, but is missing fundamental core values. Lacking those core values causes poor decision causing people to sacrifice integrity and trust.
It's really unfortunate that there is such a yes culture at the top. It does the company no good because people make fear based decisions and focus decisions on what looks right rather than what is best for the business.

There is no work-life balance. The more you give, the
more they take and with very little thanks. It is a good place to cut your teeth and get some real hands-on experience. It should not be viewed as a place where you will grow, so know that going in and have an exit strategy in place.

There are no career paths and very limited opportunities for advancement. Those rare opportunities are not awarded to those most fit for the job, they are awarded on whether or not you are friends with the right people. If you are looking for advancement, ask and ask and ask some more on what the path is. They will tell you there is a path, so ask that they define it.

Advice - get in, get out and move on. Or just don't get in if you have a strong moral code. Ask your recruiter what the attrition rate (for NON sales employees) is and compare it to other companies.
Pros
free lunch 2x a week, some fun people
Cons
Culture - the few fun people aren't worth it, horrible work-life balance, complete lack of appreciation for hard-work
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Avoid SolarWinds at all costs!
Middle Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 10, 2013
Seriously, folks...don't fool yourself by discounting the employer reviews on the web like I did. I was pursued by SolarWinds, turned them down, but was ultimately lured away from a great company when they made me a financial offer I couldn't refuse. In hindsight, I should've followed my gut.

SolarWinds never fulfilled several of the promises they made before I accepted. I watched multiple peers in middle-management positions come and go within weeks or months of joining. There is no strategy and no innovation. They make their money by skimping R&D and pretty shrewd financial management.

Don't fall into the trap! You'll be treated like a commodity and your career will not grow at SolarWinds.
Pros
free lunches twice a week
Cons
poor management, no culture, disdain for strategy - everything is tactical
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Good benefits and culture
Inside sales (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 7, 2014
Good people, catered lunches twice a week,good compensation/benefits. high pressure sales, very much a buy today mentality. great product that almost sells itself. 9 times out of 10, I was simply facilitating the transaction and pushing timeframes more then selling. Didn't always put the customer first. Kind of got the used car salesman vibe.(many customers would reiterate the same feeling) Overall, not a bad place to work but would be tough to make a career out of it.
Pros
free lunches and company outings, lots of contests and spiffs
Cons
high pressure
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Fast Paced and HIgh Energy
Account Executive Western US and Canada (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 22, 2014
Very aggressive paced and rewarding environment. The software is excellent so the sales model is one that assumes that they are going to buy, you are there to determine when. From day one of the quarter, you are pressing short timelines and aggressive discounts in exchange for immediate turn around. Very fun place to work but not for passive people that are looking for a more relax work day. This is Hungry Hungry Hippo for adults
Pros
free lunches and high pay
Cons
always pressing-not neccessarily a con, but if there were one, that would be it
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Great place to learn and grow, put on your running shoes!
Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 7, 2012
Fast growing, fast paced, all the time. If you like to be challenged and working with really smart people, you'll like it here. Key to success: listen more than you talk in the first 30 days (unless you are in sales - then, just close deals!).

The amount of international collaboration makes the company unique. Solid management team. Like with any fast growing company, working out the kinks along the way.
Pros
smart people, truly global team, fast paced
Cons
expect your first few months to be intense
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Enjoyable environment with good team
Global Order Management Processor (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 23, 2015
I enjoy working at SolarWinds, they really do take care of their employees with lunches every week and team outings. Any event involving the SolarWinds company is always something to look forward to. I work up in Finance currently, which is a quiet work environment but they still appreciate laughter and good conversation. Sometimes we work later than expected but the managers do what they can to help us get out on time.
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Fun environment, opportunity to make alot of money if you are fed
Dedicated Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Boulder, COFebruary 15, 2015
This COULD be a great company to work for. They feed some employees and leave the others to fend for themselves. Those that are fed make BIG money and are constantly closing business The rest of us are held to the same standard and expected to close as much as those that are fed, and its just not possible.
Pros
free lunches n weds. fun culture. money to be made.
Cons
ridiculous quota. unrealistic expectations.
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Solarwinds
Corporate Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTAugust 27, 2015
Is an amazing company to work for with Great Benefits, Culture and Te-am atmosphere. Great product line and is always innovating to stay ahead of the market and offer products that are extremely efficient and user friendly.
Pros
Free lunches twice a week
Cons
Location in Utah is in Lehi - Hour outside of major city
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Need to be an absolute hustler
Inside Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 21, 2015
This is a good job for people who have a background in software. Can be frustrating for anyone who is new to sales.
Great team environment and management is there to help you out.
They do a great job at making you feel like your working for a small company while being public.
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Work hard, work very hard, play very little
Senior Product Manager for Web Properties (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 15, 2013
SolarWinds has a been a very challenging organization to work for - the organization is very driven and focused on their bottom line, often at the expense of its people.
Pros
free lunches twice a week
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Top Employer in Austin
Corporate Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 13, 2014
SolarWinds is an innovative, fast paced and dynamic company in Austin. Their products are top-notch and cutting edge.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
terrible work/life balance
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Very aggressive
Federal Account Executive- Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 6, 2012
Very cut throat environment. Management only cares about what you close and nothing else. It's all about what have you closed.
Pros
pay
Cons
cut throat
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Fun place to work
SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) (Current Employee) –  Post Falls, IDDecember 22, 2013
Good company
Good Employees
Good Managers
Good Place to Work
Free Lunches
Pros
free lunches
Cons
no work from home
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Great Company
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 12, 2012
Hardest part of the job was getting to learn the product. Loved the location
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Comment – November 8, 2012

I am applying at solarwinds for inside sales rep. How is the pay? Is there anything to negotiate? Advice would be helpful.

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