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Contract - Paralegal for the GDPR (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX 7873522 January 2018
Need more work from home availability. Temp to hire was told 1 of the 2 hired this way would get to stay on permanently but this was not the case. There was an open position but neither of us was given it.
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Stressfull Poorly Managed
Account Executive/Strategic Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UT11 December 2017
Solarwinds is a company with great potential if Management was able to properly train and develop their sales organization. Senior management from Director up are scrambling to hit impossible goals and they in turn put impossible pressure on their employees.

Your achievements are infrequently recognized with cheap gimmicks and you are constantly pressured no matter how well you are doing.
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Fun place to work!
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UT11 December 2017
The most enjoyable part of working at Solarwinds is the electric culture. My co-workers and administration make it enjoyable to show up to work every day!
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
A work from home option
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good experience work place
Information Developer (Former Employee) –  Philippines23 November 2017
The office and culture is fun. The only problem is the job security. They have good perks as an employee. People are very friendly and you will really learn a lot from your colleagues.
Pros
stock benefits
Cons
job security
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Short-lived
Associate R&D tester (Former Employee) –  Chennai, Tamil Nadu7 November 2017
My journey with swi was very short and it was an already crumbling offshore branch . Employees were treated with contempt on the closing stages of the branch.
Pros
free food
Cons
Lack of job security
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great company but some bad managers
Regional Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX7 October 2017
the company overall is great and i enjoy the day to day work as well as my coworkers but my current manager is one of the worst i've ever had which has changed things drastically.
Pros
great company and coworkers
Cons
bag management
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IT department and corporate atmosphere has become cut-throat & toxic
Lead Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX5 October 2017
Prior to its privatization in 2016, it was a very relaxed work environment with trust between managers, leads, and subordinates.
Also, promises to employees seemed to be kept much more commonly.
Since the privatization, nothing promised by executive leadership or management was honored. New director in IT department has fostered an extremely toxic work environment by spreading distrust amongst managers and engineers and constant micro-management of menial tasks. The systems team under the new IT director lost more the 50% of its personnel in the first 2 months after the direct was placed in that position.
Pros
Free Lunch twice a week
Cons
Micros-managing supervisors, toxic untrusting environment, broken promises
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Great place to cut your teeth
Senior Developer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX25 September 2017
Perks include covered parking, 2 meals a week, and fast-paced environment, and decent pay. Constantly shifting priorities can be a bit tiresome, but overall, a good place to work.
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Solarwinds
Account Executive, Sales (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX11 September 2017
Great place to start a career, fun atmosphere and awesome Sales Engineers!! They are constantly innovating and changing to improve as a whole. If you like change and a fast pace highly recommended.
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Excellent Company
Developer (Former Employee) –  Post Falls, ID9 September 2017
SolarWinds is a good company to work for. It provides a good work environment and benefits. It has locations in Texas and Utah, both excellent states to live in.
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Not the best place to advance your career
Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX4 September 2017
Get in, learn, get out is what most young professionals tell one another when they ask what it's like at SolarWinds. Unless you have attached yourself to one of the executives or senior management, you will not get very far and you won't be paid very well. They hire from the outside and rarely promote. If you do manage to find a manager or other leadership you like, they will likely not be there that long either.
Pros
Free lunch twice a week
Cons
Culture is harsh and very ADD
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Great culture, great coworkers, but lack of mgmt communication
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NC29 August 2017
I enjoy Solarwinds yet recent change regarding pay and mgmt structure has left a bit of dissatisfaction. Great products and great culture but pay is not commiserate with skill levels
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Depends on your team
R&D (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX3 August 2017
Unfortunately, it's not all what you make out of it. Some teams have better management and team culture than others.

As typical with enterprise software, the pace is fast. Sometimes it feels like every project is running over time.
Pros
free lunches
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There is cero work balance here
Regional Sales Manager, Latin American (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX17 July 2017
CEO its a bully. He comes to the sales floor insulting people. No respect for any one. All they care its to show investors an unrealistic grow that its unreal and the invented every quarter.
Pros
Nothing good to say about them
Cons
Racist place if you are Hispanic look somewhere else.
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Awesome Place to work
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chennai, Tamil Nadu26 June 2017
Because of 1 guy had to shutdown the company. That was the sad thing but rest everything was awesome. I enjoyed my worklife like anything. loved it to be there
Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing
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Decent place to work.
Renewal Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX8 June 2017
Enjoyed the overall job. Most of the people there are great to work with. Rules are not the same for everyone. Most of management is helpful. Office politics play a huge role. It's more about who likes you and not your work ethic.
Pros
Catered meals
Cons
Breaks are frowned upon and you are expected to stay late.
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Great Product to Sell; Not so Great Management
Sales Executive/Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin4 June 2017
Very Disorganized
Cut Throat
Always change new implementations
No internal room for growth
Management isn't knowledgeable about own product
Very cliquish
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Fun , Software Company
Operations Processor III (Former Employee) –  Lehi, UT2 June 2017
Solarwinds encourages you to find your passion. Work hard. Dont be afraid to try and if you fail, fail fast and get back up again. Working at Solarwinds means you will see the latest in technological softwares and take part in the computer industry.
Pros
free lunches and snacks
Cons
none
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Great Atmosphere, Fun, Loving place
Federal and Commercial Account Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX2 May 2017
Constantly growing and learning environment. Relentlessly positive is what they strive for in the work place. Very personable and professional place..
Pros
Training programs, great management, Free lunch and events
Cons
you used to have to work late, but this has changed significantly.
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Fun culture and people, very good salary, but very stressful
Technical Sales Representative, Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX10 April 2017
As most sales jobs go, SolarWinds is probably one of the better ones. It provides a very friendly atmosphere with great pay and benefits. Management is also very strong which is sometimes lacking in sales jobs. That said, the sales expectations are insurmountably huge leading to a majority of their sales force not lasting a year there. You are given a quota that is very hard to achieve and you are told to bug customers endlessly.
Pros
Competitive salary, free lunches, great atmosphere
Cons
Very hard sales job
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