SolarWinds Employee Reviews about "solarwinds"

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SolarWinds President and Chief Executive Officer Sudhakar Ramakrishna
Sudhakar Ramakrishna
168 Ratings
Pros
  • "I won't even try to say free lunch twice a week is a perk(in 82 reviews)

  • "I joined SolarWinds because of the people(in 55 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes-negative public perception due to the SolarWinds breach in 2020(in 67 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance can become blurred for some individuals and departments(in 49 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It is nice to be a Solarian

      Apr 17, 2020 - Technical Support Representative in Cork
      Recommend
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      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 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sales Representative avoid!!!!!

      Aug 5, 2019 - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
      Recommend
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      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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      11 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Not for professionals

      Nov 15, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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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      9 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Interesting Place - Happy Memories!

      Sep 18, 2018 -  in Cork
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      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.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

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

      Aug 20, 2018 - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
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      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.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Outstadidngin company

      Apr 12, 2016 - Technical Support in Cork
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment and culture

      Cons

      no cons working in solarwinds

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      SALES!!!! CAN YOU SELL? If not get out.....

      Sep 3, 2015 - Sales Representative in Cork
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      Pros

      Free coffee and food. Good wage but not worth the stress

      Cons

      Poor management. Single minded framework. Unless you are sales frantic steer clear. They employ the 'hard sell' model. Customers become abusive with the solarwinds approach. They love yes men. If you are an overly aggressive sales person this company is for you.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to learn for Application side troubleshooting

      Jul 27, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Cork
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      Pros

      Great office culture, fun to work in SolarWinds, learning new technologies, Stock units, free lunches, multiple social clubs, nights out, free lunches on Wednesdays.

      Cons

      Employees should be sent for external training & career path need to be defined so employee can stay focus and kept thinking that what he is doing is still meaningful for him & for the company, other then that I don't see cons in SolarWinds.

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    9. 2.0