Pros: free lunches twice a week
Cons: poor management, no culture, disdain for strategy - everything is tactical
Seriously, folks...don't fool yourself by discounting the employer reviews on the web like I did. I was pursued by SolarWinds, turned them down, but was ultimately lured away from a great company when they made me a financial offer I couldn't refuse. In hindsight, I should've followed my gut.
SolarWinds never fulfilled several of the promises they – more... made before I accepted. I watched multiple peers in middle-management positions come and go within weeks or months of joining. There is no strategy and no innovation. They make their money by skimping R&D and pretty shrewd financial management.
Don't fall into the trap! You'll be treated like a commodity and your career will not grow at SolarWinds. – less