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58 English questions out of 58

25 February 2021

Does SolarWinds offer massages?

Pros

gym, Pre-covid, there was free food 2x a week if you don't mind your cholesterol-raising and constant weight gain.

Cons

Only the good soldiers survive, do as your told and nod to all their ideas and you'll be ok. Your ideas are rarely taken seriously. Instead you will hear all the catch phrases like, "I like your enthusiasm, we'll look at it". "Hold tight, we'll look at that next quarter. " All they care about is hitting a number, and all your ideas about improvement or education be dammed. Management structure in Utah is a complete joke. They never provide you with educational opportunities or give you guidelines on how to move up. Those opportunities appear to be only for people of like minds. Nepotism runs deep in this company. VP's exist that only got the job because the literal big brother opened the door. That's just one example. Management will learn the latest trends in Organization Behaviour from HR and give you an hour of "training" as long as it doesn't interfere with your time on the phone. Most of these trends are basic 101 classes learned at any accredited school in the last 20 years, but they act like it's a brand idea. They rather you learn the psychology of an introvert vs an extrovert than how to streamline business processes. If you're in sales, you will get 100's of useless emails a day that someone closed a deal, regardless of deal size. You are warned against writing rules to auto store that in a folder or just delete it. So, you are required to read each one. Old CEO was a closet racist. Maybe with the new CEO they will finally have some diversity in the upper management ranks. Departments are completed segregated. Accounting and legal, look down on sales, sales look down on support, support looks down on everyone. There is no cohesive culture, just constant separation of groups as evident in company functions. Sales have constant dinners and outings, while support is lucky to get a gift card. They tell you, you are a salaried employee, but then lecture you if you leave 5 minutes early. Twice in the last 15 years, they were sued for over-working their sales and support teams. Most people got paid off to shut it down. Before the lawsuits, no one was allowed to leave at the end of each quarter until management blessed it. That practice was removed after the lawsuit, but you are still on the hook for leaving a few minutes early or arriving a little late. You are constantly looking over your shoulder when getting a cup of coffee.

Advice to Management

What's the point? HR is a joke and only protects the company not the employees.

covid, there was free food 2x a week if you don't mind your cholesterol

25 February 2021

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7 February 2022

Does SolarWinds offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great and professional people Friendly management

Cons

Poor benefit package No bonuses

Poor benefit package

7 February 2022

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9 September 2021

Does SolarWinds have a sabbatical or career break policy?

Pros

The company recently increased its annual employee bonuses, a sabbatical month for employees who have been with the company for five years or more. The people in the local branch are good and quality people who are fun to work with, it is important to note that the vast majority of employees work for the company before it was acquired by SolarWinds

Cons

*Lack of transparency from management, saying one thing and doing something completely different *The CTO is a bad manager, does not know how to talk to employees and only creates anger and confusion. After a conversation we had with him one of the very senior executives called us and said very clearly "what the CTO said on issue X is a complete lie" More than once or twice people complained about him in "Ask me everything" meetings with senior management * Since the resignation of the previous CEO there have been incessant changes in the management, in the last six months I have had 3 group leaders change * The amount of RSU for new employees is ridiculous, allotment of shares is done only at the end of the 4 years and not as part of annual reviews. shares are vested once a year and not every quarter after the first year * Currently there is a mass resignation of employees all over the world from junior employees to very senior executives

Advice to Management

Replace CTO ASAP, let the senior managers of each site / product work independently and not interfere in any decision. Frequent changes cause a feeling of instability

The company recently increased its annual employee bonuses, a sabbatical month for employees who have been with the company for five years or more.

9 September 2021

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27 July 2022

Does SolarWinds offer parental leave?

Pros

Good benefits, good people, I enjoy working here because it's helped me a lot in my IT career journey and I continue to want to build my portfolio because of all the encouragement I get from my peers here.

Cons

Not many cons to working here, I do wish they would give yearly raises though.

Good benefits, good people, I enjoy working here because it's helped me a lot in my IT career journey and I continue to want to build my portfolio because of all the encouragement I get from my peers here.

27 July 2022

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15 August 2020

Does SolarWinds have a pension plan?

Pros

+Decent salary +Your vacation is always approved +Big team breakfast once a month +Fresh fruits every day +A lot of clever people around you +Flexipass +Additional money for pension scheme +Meal vouchers +Learning days

Cons

-Salary bonus is a big joke -Many times management has no idea what they are doing -Stupid decisions -A lots of stress -Stress -No multisport card -Did I mention stress?

Advice to Management

Take advice from team members, they probably know more than you do. Team well-being should be your priority. Otherwise people will leave.

+Additional money for pension scheme

15 August 2020

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