SolarWinds Reviews

Updated 1 Jul 2020

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SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson
Kevin B. Thompson
345 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance might be sometimes hard to keep in reasonable timeframe, sometimes too much top-down company(in 42 reviews)

  • "Upper management is a bit old-school for a tech company, but nothing egregious(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It is nice to be a Solarian"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I cant thank you enough for submitting my resume to SolarWinds! This was definitely a turning point for my life, I am enjoying the work I do and the people I am surrounded with. The atmosphere is always positive and ... don't know what else to say.. THANK YOU!

    Cons

    Con moved to a new company

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, hard work gets rewarded.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  3. "Fast paced, challenging environment to accelerate your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. With plenty of recent acquisitions there are many opportunities to grow and develop within the organisation.

    Cons

    If you’re not comfortable with change, life will be challenging

  4. Helpful (4)

    "renewal sales"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    free lunch once a week

    Cons

    micromanaging and bullying is what you can expect

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very supportive team and management

    Cons

    Nothing, great place to work

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  6. Helpful (10)

    "Sales Representative avoid!!!!!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Money is good but it's not worth the mental torture.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Bullying and abuse is the daily routine. Management cant be approached to help with anything. And if you as a question you are told "you should know that" or its ignored as they cant answer. It's a top down structure for abuse. Forget about holidays as there is never the right time. Lunch is actively discouraged. If you take lunch you are told you are not working hard enough. It's the Solarwinds way. If you have any concerns or issues you are told to find a new role as you are not Solarwinds material. Run for the hills if offered turnover is crazy.

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  7. "Sales engineer for SolarWinds"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Disgusting Workplace"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is just no reason

    Cons

    Ignorant management, ignorant minions that suck up to management to ensure bully tactics are working. Vulgar management and little shadows around them. The perfect definition of arrogance and plenty inappropriate smart comments to garnish the arrogance. Apparently everyone who has worked here in the past that has left or been dismissed for not being the perfect human being is trashed and described as a useless person. So I guess I’m one of them now but thankfully in my new job they understood and a new coworker had 2 friends put through the mincer in that pathetic excuse of a workplace. So my advice to you thinking of joining is “DON’T” and if you’re already stuck there and not part of the inner circle “GET OUT”. There are plenty other jobs that have dignity in the workplace.

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  9. Helpful (11)

    "Managers will Bully and Micromanage You"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Not for professionals"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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