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IT department and corporate atmosphere has become cut-throat & toxic
Lead Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 5, 2017
Prior to its privatization in 2016, it was a very relaxed work environment with trust between managers, leads, and subordinates.
Also, promises to employees seemed to be kept much more commonly.
Since the privatization, nothing promised by executive leadership or management was honored. New director in IT department has fostered an extremely toxic work environment by spreading distrust amongst managers and engineers and constant micro-management of menial tasks. The systems team under the new IT director lost more the 50% of its personnel in the first 2 months after the direct was placed in that position.
Pros
Free Lunch twice a week
Cons
Micros-managing supervisors, toxic untrusting environment, broken promises
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Great place to cut your teeth
Senior Developer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 25, 2017
Perks include covered parking, 2 meals a week, and fast-paced environment, and decent pay. Constantly shifting priorities can be a bit tiresome, but overall, a good place to work.
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Account Executive, Sales (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 11, 2017
Great place to start a career, fun atmosphere and awesome Sales Engineers!! They are constantly innovating and changing to improve as a whole. If you like change and a fast pace highly recommended.
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Excellent Company
Developer (Former Employee) –  Post Falls, IDSeptember 9, 2017
SolarWinds is a good company to work for. It provides a good work environment and benefits. It has locations in Texas and Utah, both excellent states to live in.
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Not the best place to advance your career
Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 4, 2017
Get in, learn, get out is what most young professionals tell one another when they ask what it's like at SolarWinds. Unless you have attached yourself to one of the executives or senior management, you will not get very far and you won't be paid very well. They hire from the outside and rarely promote. If you do manage to find a manager or other leadership you like, they will likely not be there that long either.
Pros
Free lunch twice a week
Cons
Culture is harsh and very ADD
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Great culture, great coworkers, but lack of mgmt communication
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCAugust 29, 2017
I enjoy Solarwinds yet recent change regarding pay and mgmt structure has left a bit of dissatisfaction. Great products and great culture but pay is not commiserate with skill levels
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Depends on your team
R&D (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 3, 2017
Unfortunately, it's not all what you make out of it. Some teams have better management and team culture than others.

As typical with enterprise software, the pace is fast. Sometimes it feels like every project is running over time.
Pros
free lunches
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There is cero work balance here
Regional Sales Manager, Latin American (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 17, 2017
CEO its a bully. He comes to the sales floor insulting people. No respect for any one. All they care its to show investors an unrealistic grow that its unreal and the invented every quarter.
Pros
Nothing good to say about them
Cons
Racist place if you are Hispanic look somewhere else.
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Decent place to work.
Renewal Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 8, 2017
Enjoyed the overall job. Most of the people there are great to work with. Rules are not the same for everyone. Most of management is helpful. Office politics play a huge role. It's more about who likes you and not your work ethic.
Pros
Catered meals
Cons
Breaks are frowned upon and you are expected to stay late.
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Great Product to Sell; Not so Great Management
Sales Executive/Account Manager (Former Employee) –  AustinJune 4, 2017
Very Disorganized
Cut Throat
Always change new implementations
No internal room for growth
Management isn't knowledgeable about own product
Very cliquish
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Fun , Software Company
Operations Processor III (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTJune 2, 2017
Solarwinds encourages you to find your passion. Work hard. Dont be afraid to try and if you fail, fail fast and get back up again. Working at Solarwinds means you will see the latest in technological softwares and take part in the computer industry.
Pros
free lunches and snacks
Cons
none
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Great Atmosphere, Fun, Loving place
Federal and Commercial Account Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 2, 2017
Constantly growing and learning environment. Relentlessly positive is what they strive for in the work place. Very personable and professional place..
Pros
Training programs, great management, Free lunch and events
Cons
you used to have to work late, but this has changed significantly.
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Fun culture and people, very good salary, but very stressful
Technical Sales Representative, Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 10, 2017
As most sales jobs go, SolarWinds is probably one of the better ones. It provides a very friendly atmosphere with great pay and benefits. Management is also very strong which is sometimes lacking in sales jobs. That said, the sales expectations are insurmountably huge leading to a majority of their sales force not lasting a year there. You are given a quota that is very hard to achieve and you are told to bug customers endlessly.
Pros
Competitive salary, free lunches, great atmosphere
Cons
Very hard sales job
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Want you to be at work all day
Account Manager/Sales (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTJanuary 17, 2017
This company would prefer you be single and able to work all 24 hours of the day. They say 9-5 but expect 6am-9pm.

The culture at first was great and the people were outstanding, the downfall was with higher ups forcing employees to stay late and saying that they will excuse us when they feel like it. i had a bad experience with this company. I would encourage people to make their own assessment.
Pros
Free lunches, good pay, laptop use.
Cons
Long hours, hostile work environment with threats to job.
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Young and Enthusiastic Tech Company
TRAVEL AND CORPORATE SERVICES COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXDecember 13, 2016
Great work environment. Lots of benefits and perks, including excellent healthcare, catered lunches twice weekly, and fully stocked kitchens. Lots of genuine, honest, hard-working people in all departments especially Tech Support, IT, and Maintenance Renewals.
Pros
Healthcare, Catered Lunches, Snacks/Coffee
Cons
Management in Facilities Department
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No leadership, no opportunity for growth, unethical sales tactics
Maintenance and Renewals Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTOctober 18, 2016
Terrible management and leadership. They will fire you the moment you miss a goal. They don't coach and train, they also use shady tactics with their customers. Using misleading phrases and leading customers believe that prices will go up, bad things will happen etc.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Terrible leadership, just terrible! Working late on month and quarter end.
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Enjoyed my stay
Chief Software Architect, Vice President (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 18, 2016
Management not product focused, simply bottom line focused.
Good pay and benefits and smart people. All in all, a positive experience.
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Solarwind (Formally Logicnow)
Systems Administrator (Current Employee) –  Durham, NCJuly 5, 2016
We were recently purchase by Solarwinds, so it a bit hard to comment. Merging the two companies are still in the initial stages.
Pros
Free lunch twice a week, Game Room, and Snack and Drinks provided
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Sell sell sell
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTMay 12, 2016
Great people to work with. Micro management. They bring in lunch 2 times a week. Sell more sell more sell more!

I have no more to say about this company.
Pros
Lunch twice a week
Cons
Micro manage
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Great Place to work
Corporate Services Administrator (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 1, 2016
Lot of snacks and free food. Cool building to work in. Nice view of downtown. Best company I've ever worked for in Austin.
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