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SolarWinds Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2019

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2.9
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SolarWinds CEO Kevin B. Thompson
Kevin B. Thompson
285 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free lunch 3x a week, though the catering companies chosen have become less appealing during the last 12-18 months(in 67 reviews)

  • "I won't even try to say free lunch twice a week is a perk(in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance have to work late expected to work holidays very strict around vacation time taken (even though you have it to take)(in 37 reviews)

  • "no work life balance, management was sometimes questionable(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic n great place ever in my career both learning n worklife balance"

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    Former Employee - Technical Test Lead in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Agile based, latest technoloigies, great environment

    Cons

    I dont see any cons

    SolarWinds2019-01-29
  2. "Best Company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Best work place excellent compensation Best life balance

    Cons

    Nothing at this point They do everything at best sudden layouts

    SolarWinds2018-01-21
  3. "Great Technical People"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds

    Pros

    A company with great technical people

    Cons

    Employees need training in the Networking domain before they can get started

    SolarWinds2017-02-05
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of plans, Unorganized processes and more silos"

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    Former Employee - Senior Tech Lead in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Liberty to express opinions on technology and demonstrate the same Pay is really decent. Flexible work-timing, decent leave benefits and RSUs

    Cons

    Lack of better leadership (implies 'lack of better future plans/roadmap", "shaky plans") Partiality between sites, may be due to politics (implies transfer the product dev work from one site to other, even if its doing good) No respect to colleagues across sites (within site, all are cordial and did get along well as ONE team) Communications from CEO KT would be non-helpful to employees, sometimes his email carries...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring fresh leaders and let them run the show. Going/staying so legacy company...move to cloud and transform. Its already too late!

    SolarWinds2016-12-05
  5. "Good place to work but...."

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good work life balance. Good compensations. Good snacks.

    Cons

    There are no good management people. Other than this no other cons to say.

    SolarWinds2016-09-20
  6. "Best company i have worked so for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chennai

    I worked at SolarWinds for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of things good about the company.

    Cons

    Poor Managment, they have the play around politics and they do not have the ability to get things done (work) from employees. They always expect employees should drive themselves.

    Advice to Management

    If work is not done, it is not the only problem with the employee, it is also a problem with management who do not know how to make them work. (because as I have seen almost every one technically good)

    SolarWinds2016-09-09
  7. "Busines data analyst - Analytics"

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    Former Employee - Business Data Analyst in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Salary, Friendly Environment and good leaders

    Cons

    Less onsite opportunities and Layoff issues.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid layoffs

    SolarWinds2016-09-02
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds

    Pros

    Good culture Flexible time Training sponsorship Work and life balance Benefits

    Cons

    They do frequent Layoff as per restructure policy

    Advice to Management

    Can think about resource Layoff After checking individual performance

    SolarWinds2016-08-16
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Going down the drain"

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    Former Employee - Tamil Nadu in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds for less than a year

    Pros

    Some managers are really good and are very knowledgeable and invested in employees' growth.

    Cons

    CEO Management decisions Frequent restructuring Laser focused on getting downloads leading to closed mindset for new ideas. They only do the same thing repeatedly. Expect a layoff anytime.

    Advice to Management

    Change the CEO. Replace the top management.

    SolarWinds2016-08-27
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Solarwinds"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice place, good work life balance Good pay Stocks Supplementary bonus

    Cons

    Politics Lack of Job security - frequent layoffs

    SolarWinds2016-07-20
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