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6 June 2020

Does Qlik have a pension plan?

Pros

Great product, vision and strategy. Flexible hours, freedom under responsibility Knowledgeable and helpful employees Good benefits; pension, insurances and vacation days

Cons

Qlik (Lund) has been ranked as one of the top employers in the country and it showed in good benefits and all the pros listed above. Since I started 4 years ago, however, I have yet to see anything positive given back to the employees during good times. Mostly anything "given back" to the employees is in the form of new hires/contractors or buying more companies which effectively increases the value of the company or makes the employees more efficient, but in practice it does not give any benefits back to the employees for their hard work. On the contrary when times are tougher and the profit targets are not met I have experienced the leadership cutting costs and taking back from the employees instead (several times!!). Everything to sustain the value of the company. The employees at Qlik are knowledgable, helpful and gets things done. I however have a hard time trusting the current leadership to drive the company towards anything other than maximum profits for our owners short term; even if that means making it a bad place to work. I think Qlik is a good place to work at during good times, but as soon as things get hard it's "their way or the highway". Leadership also does not at all seem open to discussions around feedback and improving from a bad situation, but rather responds with threats to get things done their way.

Advice to Management

If there was any longevity included in the calculations of how to maximzie the profits of the company, hopefully keeping the employees happy by being a bit more responsive and humble instead of fully authoritarian would net you some profits over time. Admitting taking rash decisions is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of clarity and insight, and perhaps it would sometimes be good to pause to gain clarity in your tracks of moving too fast.

Good benefits; pension, insurances and vacation days

6 June 2020

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6 January 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Qlik?

Pros

Great new leadership team, large amount of opportunity, great technology, flexible and fun environment

Cons

There has been a lot of change over the past three years

Great new leadership team, large amount of opportunity, great technology, flexible and fun environment

6 January 2019

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19 August 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Qlik?

Pros

One of the most generous employers in Lund when it comes to salary. A large restaurant with great staff, providing three options plus salad every day. Discounted massages on site Most colleagues follow the Core Values and are incredibly helpful and approachable, although this is being tested by recent GTM pressures and Cloud focus.

Cons

The pressure on performance since being acquired has understandably increased. The Swedish 'roots' only really remain in Lund where even there it is less prevalent than it once was. The overall mood has become more sour since some of the major changes (No annual summits, Qlik Academy for new starters, removal of Swedish CEO) Profit given our current strategy is critical but we are struggling with recruitment, thus putting more pressure on R&D to deliver in an increasingly shorter amount of time with a limited pool of resources. Too many well polished online videos and interviews of management. It would be great to see them around the Lund office more, reassuring staff that Lund remains as critical as it has always been. Struggling to recruit new staff that can help us reach our goals combined with valuable and talented contributers leaving the company for other opportunites. The Lund office is becoming increasingly sparse.

Advice to Management

Treat your staff more. They have lost some of their benefits which they were lucky to have in the first place, but soften the blow by having a few more gatherings to celebrate our achievements (aside from the Summer and Christmas Parties) Reporting good financial results per quarter does not directly impact large parts of the organisation and will not help with turnover of staff. Do more to recognise individuals and teams, with a paid weekend away for example similar to the President's club. If we are not growing at a rate that will fill the Lund office, it might be better to downsize as it feels like there is a lot of empty space with teams spread everywhere, hampering more frequent face to face collaboration. The amount of people using communication tools when they could simply walk over and discuss in person is incredible.

Profit given our current strategy is critical but we are struggling with recruitment, thus putting more pressure on R&D to deliver in an increasingly shorter amount of time with a limited pool of resources.

19 August 2018

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2 April 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Qlik?

Pros

good team and good friends

Cons

fast changing and no career advancement opportunity

fast changing and no career advancement opportunity

2 April 2019

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13 November 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Qlik?

Pros

* Lots of opportunity for me to grow and try new things * Interesting technology * Such a diverse group of coworkers all across the world * A generally positive, "can-do" culture * People are generally approachable and easy to work with * Our corporate social responsibility program is genuine -- I have a chance to spend work time helping a humanitarian organization -- feels good! * A decent recognition program that I regularly use to say thanks to coworkers * Excellent compensation and benefits * I have had a lot of flexibility and autonomy in how, when, and where I work * My manager is super --sincerely interested in my happiness, growth, and success at Qlik

Cons

* A global company means challenges with coordinating schedules across timezones * Cultural differences are more real than some people think, though I feel like most coworkers work hard to be open and work well together * Tech industry is ever evolving and sometimes it feels like our direction and strategy can't stand still * We are still working to break down some silos across the business, but some silo-thinking still exists * Some strong personalities are difficult to work with, but this is certainly the exception

* Lots of opportunity for me to grow and try new things

13 November 2020

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