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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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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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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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Workplace Culture
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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4.0
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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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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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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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3.0
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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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3.0
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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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great products
Strategic Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTMarch 8, 2016
great co workers, competitive but fun environment. Products are easy to sell. Supportive management team. On going training and support
Pros
free lunches, protected territories
Cons
office location
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4.0
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Ch-ch-changes
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 29, 2016
SolarWinds is ever changing. Every year there is a new strategy and the entire company tries to align itself. With so many shifts, it can be hard to follow through. Often, new strategies are rolled out company wide without any explanation around why we're moving away from the previous strategy. These radical shifts in strategy keep things interesting, although most employees doubt that management actually knows what they are doing.

SolarWinds recently went private and it will be interesting to see where the company goes from here. Most of the company is hoping for big changes. Status quo is not great.

Note that, like many bigger companies, the SolarWinds culture varies a lot by department. I can only speak for the product/engineering group.

The best part about working with SolarWinds is working on products that help IT professionals do their job. The customers are generally friendly and like SolarWinds products. Unlike so many enterprise software companies, SolarWinds ships products that customers actually use. That makes me feel like the work that I do has real purpose.
Pros
Useful software (not shelfware), often promote from within
Cons
Management no longer cares about shipping software that actually helps customers
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Great work and management place to work
Support Engineer Intermediate (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTNovember 25, 2015
This is a great and friendly place to work, with a great management people.

The work environment is great, great bonus and yearly pat rate increase.
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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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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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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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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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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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