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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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Fun environment, opportunity to make alot of money if you are fed
Dedicated Account Executive (Current Employee), Boulder, COFebruary 15, 2015
Pros: free lunches n weds. fun culture. money to be made.
Cons: ridiculous quota. unrealistic expectations.
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.
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Top Employer in Austin
Corporate Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee), Austin, TXSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: terrible work/life balance
SolarWinds is an innovative, fast paced and dynamic company in Austin. Their products are top-notch and cutting edge.
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Fast Paced and HIgh Energy
Account Executive Western US and Canada (Current Employee), Austin, TXJuly 22, 2014
Pros: free lunches and high pay
Cons: always pressing-not neccessarily a con, but if there were one, that would be it
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
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Good benefits and culture
Inside sales (Former Employee), Austin, TXApril 7, 2014
Pros: free lunches and company outings, lots of contests and spiffs
Cons: high pressure
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.
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Fun place to work
SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) (Current Employee), Post Falls, IDDecember 22, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: no work from home
Good company
Good Employees
Good Managers
Good Place to Work
Free Lunches
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Work hard, work very hard, play very little
Senior Product Manager for Web Properties (Former Employee), Austin, TXApril 15, 2013
Pros: free lunches twice a week
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.
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Avoid SolarWinds at all costs!
Middle Manager (Former Employee), Austin, TXFebruary 10, 2013
Pros: free lunches twice a week
Cons: poor management, no culture, disdain for strategy - everything is tactical
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.
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Great place to learn and grow, put on your running shoes!
Manager (Current Employee), Austin, TXNovember 7, 2012
Pros: smart people, truly global team, fast paced
Cons: expect your first few months to be intense
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.
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Very aggressive
Federal Account Executive- Team Lead (Current Employee), Austin, TXNovember 6, 2012
Pros: pay
Cons: cut throat
Very cut throat environment. Management only cares about what you close and nothing else. It's all about what have you closed.
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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

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.

About SolarWinds

Since our founding in 1999, SolarWinds’ (NYSE: SWI) mission has been to provide products that are designed to make IT professionals’ – Read more

SolarWinds Salaries

Inside Sales Representative
$40,000 per year