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SolarWinds CEO Kevin B. Thompson
Kevin B. Thompson
275 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free lunch 3x a week, though the catering companies chosen have become less appealing during the last 12-18 months(in 63 reviews)

  • "I won't even try to say free lunch twice a week is a perk(in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little work/life balance BUT with changes to Exempt status' if you are in a certain class, your hours (even on salary) are compensated(in 31 reviews)

  • "Sweatshop, no work life balance(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    The constant challenges allow for quick growth and never gets boring.

    Cons

    None. I have worked there for over 2 years and is always great.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Solarwinds - does not appreciate merit"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The atmosphere and co workers are great. Great perks - lovely office. The work is really interesting and there are some complex problems to solve.

    Cons

    The business really does not value it's employees. Never seen anyone trained in my time here and the promotions are just bizarre. Don't expect to get rewarded for a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your people more.

  3. "Engineering at risk from centralisation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people at SolarWinds, some interesting and varied projects to work on, and an increasingly varied technology stack, which is bringing in a lot of cutting edge technology and system architecture. This makes it a good (and increasingly better still) place to work from a technology perspective. Career progression opportunities in Engineering are good for those that are high performers. There is...

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    Cons

    Since the former LogicNow was acquired by SolarWinds, the way Engineering projects are managed has gradually changed. Decision making all too often becoming centred on the Ottawa office which has a very different (and not particularly enlightened or agile) management style. Teams in the UK increasingly need to collaborate with teams in Ottawa (and elsewhere) which means more time in meetings and less autonomy to get stuff...

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    Advice to Management

    Get the Ottawa office to trust the UK teams to deliver independently without being managed from afar, like they used to. Perhaps making specific sites/offices responsible for specific product lines/codebases would help here, and avoid an ever increasing overhead of cross site / cross team collaboration on projects.

  4. "SDR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Free juice, lunch and fruit. Good people to work with. Facilities and tech hand outs are fairly decent.

    Cons

    Clear social heirarchy. SDRs treated like the bottom of the food chain who have to slave to make any career progress.

  5. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I work for the Solarwinds MSP side and have been working here a little over 1 and half years. This company is truly amazing, there are a lot of career opportunities, company also a has a lot of products and we are consistently growing!

    Cons

    Honestly can't think of any...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "No shared vision."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time

    Pros

    Free lunches twice a week. Free coffees. Central location.

    Cons

    No shared vision and goals. Teams working in different locations/on different products do not communicate with each other and are not interested in ever doing so. Chaotic environment. Priorities change regularly, which means nothing gets done and if something gets done it doesn't get done in time. No training/possibilities to go to conferences. Startup mentality. People always think and talk about work, even...

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    Advice to Management

    Get a life.

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Disorganised mess"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Technical freedom. Pay isn’t too bad. Flexible working hours. Decent pension. There’s an ok bonus too.

    Cons

    Communication between teams and business units is terrible to non-existent. Parts of the business use Slack, some Skype, some Flowdock and others Teams. Apparently getting everyone on a single app is impossible. The offices I worked in are quiet and talking is unusual. Projects have little to no oversight or buy in from Product and senior management. Poor technical vision. Most projects come down to “OMG we have to...

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    Advice to Management

    Care about the end customer. Focus on technical excellence and high quality work. Work on improving communication between mergers and teams. Foster an environment of agility. Get rid of senior management that simply make dashboards and focus on meaningless stats.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Managers doesn't mean good leaders"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Company and Products are good.

    Cons

    The Leadership teams are abysmal. If you like playground politics for a day job jump right in. Such a shame the poor and immature culture ruins what was once a decent Dundee employer.

    Advice to Management

    Cull the poor leadership. Empower the great talent. Stop the rot.

  9. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SolarWinds full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - nice colleagues & a friendly work environment - free lunch 1-2 times a week - good to grow company - good products - very high targets

    Cons

    - stuck in their aggressive US sales model which is not working in EU -

    Advice to Management

    - be more flexible - pay a better salary

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Engineering Community"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SolarWinds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    We have a great team here in Dundee, our senior management is great and they care about our future in the company.

    Cons

    The management in Canada and the US do not trust out local management and seem to need to be on every call on every project

    Advice to Management

    Our UK management is amazing and fully understand our product and our local needs. Start trusting them to do what you pay them to and stop thinking that because you have delivered on premises software for years you know how to deliver cloud.

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