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SolarWinds Sales Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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2.6
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SolarWinds President, CEO, and Director Kevin B. Thompson
Kevin B. Thompson
76 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

    SolarWinds2019-07-28
  2. "Amazing company"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    SolarWinds2020-01-22
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Sales Representative avoid!!!!!"

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    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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    Advice to Management

    No point in offering advice. They know what's going on. And are not going to change the Solarwinds Way.

    SolarWinds2019-08-05
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Disgusting Workplace"

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Management??? You mean the excuse for management? No, I have nothing to say, the air I breath is too precious to be wasted.

    SolarWinds2018-12-17
  5. Helpful (7)

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

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

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for 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.

    SolarWinds2018-08-20
  6. Helpful (5)

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

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for 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!

    SolarWinds2018-06-17
  7. "ISR"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good base and commissions

    Cons

    Crazy macro management as in enterprice company

    SolarWinds2017-11-16
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Destructive & Ugly Sales Model"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food every Wed. Free snacks and fruit.

    Cons

    The sales attrition rate in this company is absolutely insane. Senseless pressure is permanent even for the top performers. Money isn't good at all as the company tries really hard to pay you the absolute minimum they can. Targets are made up and set so high that nobody but a handful of people (5 out of 45) achieves them, even though you grow your markets quarter after quarter. You are being paid substandard in the industry even though you generate millions for the company. This truly is the worst sales organization with an approach that is destructive not only to the markets but also to the people. There is no work life balance, you cannot even take your holidays as it's never the right time and you are always being denied. The holiday restrictions are set in the contract, no holiday allowed during the last week of the month, and last 2 weeks end of quarter, no holidays in December whatsoever. Truth is that you cant ever get holidays and have to coordinate with your colleagues. You will end up just piling up your holidays from the previous years. Long story short, avoid this company or regret. There is no career progression at all, awful pay, crazy senior management, illogical strategist and this is just the tip of the iceberg. People leaving the company are all glad they did.

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    Advice to Management

    Line management is great, the senior level isout of touch to what is actually going on. My advise? Stop behaving like children with your tantrums, learn to finally grow up in the work place. Focus on individual market strategies and pay the people for their achievements.

    SolarWinds2017-12-05
  9. "High pressure but good pay and decent environment"

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    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

    Pay was good and there are some good people there

    Cons

    Management can be a bit much

    SolarWinds2017-09-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Commission, good people

    Cons

    American management of company not ideal

    SolarWinds2017-09-05
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