SolarWinds Employee Reviews

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Progressive and great production for this job.
Solar Panel Installer (Former Employee) –  Camilla, GAAugust 12, 2018
I have no learning experience for this job but I am I quick learner and I would love to work with the solar company learning new things that comes with this job and never doubting myself of quitting or giving in on a job I am dedicated with working with .
Pros
Free snack and lunch
Cons
Shortbreaks .off rainy day
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Inspiring place with a few nice perks
UI Intern (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 30, 2018
I had the most fantastic internship here. It was a right place / right time situation in that I got to do important work on a brand news SaaS product. But nevertheless the people are top-of-their-game and many of them go out of their way to encourage the younger team members.

The Austin office is lovely, with the perk of lunches twice a week, which everyone attends with a smile.
Pros
Top people, happy culture (in engineering), lunches twice a week
Cons
Volatile (might just be the industry)
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4.0
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Always end of Q pressure
Manager, Sales Engineering (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTMay 22, 2018
Even at the beginning of the Quarter, we've got end of Q pressure :) Great job, always learning about all of IT and not just limited to one section of IT.
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Good culture, great products, and great customer base.
Marketing Department (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMarch 28, 2018
I worked at SolarWinds for almost three years. It is a sales based company, so you are encouraged to work fast and meet challenging deadlines. The culture encourages taking risks, however, assuring that failure is okay, so long as you fail fast and move forward.
Pros
Good culture with close-knit teams.
Cons
Management can at times get in its own way.
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Would not recommend
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTMarch 20, 2018
Would not recommend SolarWinds. The clique culture and poor management along with the stress is not worth it. Management only cares about bottom line, you are nothing but a number.
Pros
Free food
Cons
poor management, stress, volatile.
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4.0
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Intense and rewarding career stepping stone
International Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMarch 20, 2018
Working at SolarWinds is intense and fast-paced, but still can be fun. You are expected to move very quickly, be flexible with constant change, and teach yourself what you need to know. You can learn a lot in a short period of time. Expect a lot of reorgs and management changes in any given quarter.
Pros
fun culture, free lunches, creative teams, opportunity for travel and continued education
Cons
expectation of working late/coming in early, lots of management changes, sink or swim attitude from leadership
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Na
Strategic Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UTFebruary 28, 2018
NA I don't really care to do this, I didn't enjoy working for a company that dropped new products on the reps often, changed the way the structure and territories are laid out, and can't get high level personnel to relate to any employee
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Regional Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Durham, NCFebruary 19, 2018
Was a nice place to work when it was LogicNow.
Lunch was provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Needed to focus on the customer experience towards the latter part of my stay there.
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Review.
Contract - Paralegal for the GDPR (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX 78735January 22, 2018
Need more work from home availability. Temp to hire was told 1 of the 2 hired this way would get to stay on permanently but this was not the case. There was an open position but neither of us was given it.
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2.0
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Stressfull Poorly Managed
Account Executive/Strategic Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTDecember 11, 2017
Solarwinds is a company with great potential if Management was able to properly train and develop their sales organization. Senior management from Director up are scrambling to hit impossible goals and they in turn put impossible pressure on their employees.

Your achievements are infrequently recognized with cheap gimmicks and you are constantly pressured no matter how well you are doing.
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Fun place to work!
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTDecember 11, 2017
The most enjoyable part of working at Solarwinds is the electric culture. My co-workers and administration make it enjoyable to show up to work every day!
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
A work from home option
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4.0
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great company but some bad managers
Regional Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 7, 2017
the company overall is great and i enjoy the day to day work as well as my coworkers but my current manager is one of the worst i've ever had which has changed things drastically.
Pros
great company and coworkers
Cons
bag management
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1.0
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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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Solarwinds
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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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3.0
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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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3.0
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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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