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SolarWinds Reviews

Updated 17 December 2018
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SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson
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Pros
  • "Free lunch 3x a week, though the catering companies chosen have become less appealing during the last 12-18 months" (in 60 reviews)

  • "I won't even try to say free lunch twice a week is a perk" (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little work/life balance BUT with changes to Exempt status' if you are in a certain class, your hours (even on salary) are compensated" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Sweatshop, no work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Outstanding place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Cork
    Former Employee - Director in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This Company has it all. Great leadership in all offices especially in Cork. The culture is valued carefully and they care about their people.

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  2. "Sales engineer for SolarWinds"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    There is a Great Management
    There is a Good Atmosphere
    The technology is good and interesting.

    Cons

    The process and the mood is too sales oriented even though it is a tech company
    A bit repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify people's tasks because it is a bit repetitive.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Managers will Bully and Micromanage You"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    "You must enter at least 5 words for Pros."

    Cons

    EVERYTHING!

    Your managers, most likely, have been life-long friends, and you'll never be able to fit in unless you die and are reborn one of their friends (so never). They'll micromanage and gaslight you so much that you'll start to question if you've ever done anything right in your life.

    Management engage in bullying. I guess in order to be a manager, you need to top up your bullying skills.

    Advice to Management

    Throw the whole management team away and start over.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Not for professionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Zero. Since you will see the same in any other company.

    Cons

    I wouldn`t believe in all "Good Reviews" written below here. if you want to hear honest feedback talk to former Solarwinds employees, I don`t think that you will hear at even a few good things about them. They will also tell you about some accidents happened in their office which is a result of company behavior and culture.
    All mid-management doesn`t have any experience in IT outside Solarwinds. Basically Solarwinds is the only thing they know. If you have any experience in IT this is not place for you.
    Some managers and even high level management are very childish and will do anything to get rid of you if they don`t like you personally. Reacting as a 12 year old child. The reason why they are taking those positions is because they are playing politics and say only what their management want to hear. And because they are acting as a robots and not even thinking what they are doing and why, they don`t have their own opinion, absolutely useless. You will not see there a true individuals. No team work at all. In fact i don`t think they know what is that. If it is your first place of work then it might be good for you. But don`t stay there for too long and look for another opportunities as soon as possible and leave them with their culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and you will have the same reputation!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting Place - Happy Memories!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    During my time in SolarWinds Cork, here are some highlights.

    Gained experience with excellent products that are industry leading
    Advanced my career
    Exposed to new areas of IT Management as the company widened its portfolio
    Benefited from a positive, fun 'work hard - play hard' culture in Cork and worked among some great people at the top who genuinely care.
    Experienced a truly fast paced and dynamic environment which was rarely boring!

    Cons

    Daily Sales model is a challenge for staff to sustain in the long term and has some negative repercussions throughout the business.

    Advice to Management

    Following their upcoming 2nd IPO, is it finally time to consider a change at the top..... ?This needs to happen for any significant change to the model and the company to continue to mature...


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Tech Support"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cork
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people.
    Nice atmosphere.
    There usually isnt a problem with working from home when you cant make it to the office.
    Leaving earlier or during the day for an hour or two usually isnt a problem either.

    Cons

    Salary depending on your background can be terrible.
    Management isn't doing a great job at managing the tasks and speading work evenly.
    Double standards for some people/offices.
    Support isn't really appreciated even though they say we are, there is very little money for us for bonuses and pay rises are a joke.
    No time for training/upskilling as management will pile work on top of you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at the dashboards which dont show even half the picture, look around the office, look at statistics, monitor what people are really doing, and then start dumping work on people who do less than the rest instead of dumping it on people who already work hard.
    This isnt hard to do, and it can be done even without management accounts as support reps see these statistics and do get frustrated.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Worst Sales Job in Cork, BY A MILE!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are NONE!! If you want to call some dogs dinner on a Wednesday (Free lunch) a pro then be my guest, but I wont.

    Biggest pro of all, is there is other BETTER jobs out there that pay more & treat you a billion times better.

    **IF YOU ARE READING THIS & ABOUT TO ACCEPT A JOB OFFER FROM SOLARWINDS,

    DONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**

    Cons

    Management are brutal
    Directors are Brutal
    Micromanagement
    Unrealistic Targets
    No time off
    Made to feel like a piece of meat.
    Biggest Con of all, is knowing some other poor man/woman will be sold a dream in this dump & they will have to figure out quite quickly that what they have been told is all lies.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair you spineless mercenaries. Stand up for your teams & stop been scared little kids to open your mouth in fear you will kicked out of the clicky little circle going on in there.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Management Needs a course in Anti Bullying !!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cork
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Products, grand people except for the Big Shot

    Cons

    May as well not have mangers on the floor. They are just puppets.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost so many of us GOOD sales people simply because Management does not know how to Manage people and Senior Management under minds the rest. Deploying bully tactics and character knocking does not make for a motivated work force. Let your managers do their jobs!


  9. "Company with great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cork
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Environment, knowledgeable, relaxed, and responsible people. And great office.
    Great work/life balance good salary

    Cons

    Sometimes just the normal politics

    Advice to Management

    Develop more challenges and opportunities for all Employees with a right direction.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "If you dont fit the model you're not treated right"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Good team, weekends off, every day ends, money is decent

    Cons

    Bad model, bad management on the marketing team, in Cork office

    Advice to Management

    Treat people properly, stop being so stuck up