SolarWinds Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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SolarWinds President and Chief Executive Officer Sudhakar Ramakrishna
Sudhakar Ramakrishna
167 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

      Company with great culture

      Apr 30, 2018 - Technical Support Engineer in Cork
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      Sometimes just the normal politics

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Destructive & Ugly Sales Model

      Dec 5, 2017 - Inside Sales Representative in Cork
      Recommend
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      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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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      From good to grave

      Sep 23, 2021 - Test Lead in Brno
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, Trainings, Tech stack, work-life balance

      Cons

      New indian leadership takes Solarwinds to grave

      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not good for experienced, could be fun for starting developers

      Sep 17, 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Brno
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Interesting financial bonuses -Cool and smart teammates -Freedom to change teams -Latest technologies in some newer projects -Work/life balance

      Cons

      -Low pay -Unnecessarry management level -New CEO and new management makes me feel like in a bad Indian youtube programming video -Horrible code quality in core projects -Almost non-existent integration testing, all is just unit tests and then straight e2e test -Lot of manual tests -New and different projects get abandoned fast -Lot of people quitting after Solarburst -You will be moved a lot, to different teams, constantly switching on which product you'll work -Customer support is a part of the work and sometimes, it's just overwheling. The pressure is felt when release is coming and some important customer issue comes.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      Aug 3, 2021 - Test Engineer in Brno
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company culture and values. Talented colleagues Good work-life balance. Interesting products

      Cons

      Some turmoils in the top management in past months. Security hack in December 2020.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company with good benefits

      Aug 3, 2021 - Treasury Analyst in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paid medical, dental, and vision. Flexible PTO starting day 1 one of employment.

      Cons

      Work-life balance can become blurred for some individuals and departments.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      SolarWinds was a great employer in the area

      Aug 1, 2021 - Engineering Manager in Brno
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Very good entry-level job after school when starting as a developer, tester, or DevOps career - Good job for Microsoft stack fans - Most colleagues and managers are above the industrial average, some are great - Opportunity to quickly learn a lot, and to meet some great people - Work-life balance

      Cons

      - Programming sweatshop - Lack of vision or direction on the company, department, or product level - Micromanagement - Weekly changes of priorities, but working in bi-weekly iterations - Bad engineering practices, even if the opposite is declared during job interviews

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      May 9, 2021 - Business Analyst in Morrisville, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Great benefits Great culture Free lunch weekly Social events before COVID

      Cons

      No growth opportunities No other cons

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    9. 2.0