Quitting next week!

Splunk DOUm08
Jun 10 31 Comments

Excited to quit Splunk next week and go off to my new adventure! But how does quitting at Splunk work? Do you need a resignation letter? Do you need to contact hr? I want to make sure to get an exit interview.

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  • Intel babubhatt
    Courtesy anywhere is to tell your manager in a 1-1. Then you can follow up with a letter if needed / requested.
    Jun 10 1
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      That’s what I had in mind. Thanks for confirming.
      Jun 10
  • Oracle not_larry
    Is this your first quitting?
    Jun 10 1
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      No, but my other time quitting was at a start up with zero processes. I’ve been here for a few years now and wanted to know how the kids do it these days. Also as I mentioned I want to make sure I get an exit interview. Pretty sure my boss will be pissed and try to badmouth me. Not that I care that much, have plenty of people that love me here and have already signed elsewhere. But knowing what I’m getting into helps!
      Jun 10
  • Yahoo / Eng DYQr00
    Ghost it
    Jun 10 0
  • Uber bаg
    How is Splunk as a company?
    Jun 10 4
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      Splunk is a great company to work for! But of course 90% of you happiness at work is going to be determined by your managers. I’m bummed that this team I am on right now is not giving me what I want (too much politics and red tape, little autonomy and career advancement opportunity) so the best decision in my case is just to go somewhere else. An internal transfer is not really an option bc the above mentioned politics :) I would say if you are considering splunk - or any other company - make sure you have multiple conversations about management styles, career perspectives, and make sure you align with that! A question I always ask when interviewing is “do you like your boss”?
      Jun 10
    • Tesla InmR60
      Are you in splunk seattle? I have a current offer and am considering taking it
      Jun 10
    • New mltk
      @InmR60 I am in the same boat. Which team?
      Jun 10
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      Not in Seattle, but I would say take it and see how it goes. Worst case you end up with Splunk in your resume. Great work life balance, and hopefully they are paying you well enough.
      Jun 11
  • Splunk Splunkyd
    Should submit a letter of resignation. They will ask you where you are going, answer if you like, but if you are going to a competitor that will be your last day. We had a guy go to a competitor and HR were pretty shitty to him left him stranded on a customer visit, disabled his computer and had to cancel flights and hotels and go directly home.
    Jun 11 2
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      Wow, that’s harsh. Why would you quit WHILE visiting a customer though??
      Jun 11
    • Splunk Splunkyd
      Well if you are field that is where you work, a letter of resignation isn’t quitting it is two weeks notice
      Jun 11
  • Splunk .Conf
    Sad to see you go OP 😞 I think you should start the conversation with your manager on your next 1:1. Talk to your HR person (your HR business partner) and ask for an exit interview over email. Good luck in your next venture!
    Jun 11 2
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      Ah funny my manager doesn’t do 1-1s, they’re “Too busy”. :D It’s good to know that I should contact hr to make sure I get an exit interview. That’s really what I was wondering about. Thank you!
      Jun 11
    • Splunk .Conf
      Damn! Your manager was busy for your 1:1! That’s literally why they are there for 😑 I’m sorry about your experience here, it’s not supposed to be this way
      7d
  • Splunk spl
    What team are you on OP or atleast let us know about that manager of yours so that we know where the danger is.
    6d 0
  • Databricks x77la
    How old are you and exactly how immature ?
    Jun 11 2
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      Have to say I am older than I look and get pretty excited when I get IDed at bars. :D Wouldn’t call myself immature. Most of the time I try to think about what comes out of my mouth or keyboard before speaking and am mature enough to know there is no need to be a jackass to strangers on the internet.
      Jun 11
    • Splunk .Conf
      Databricks - OP was mature enough that we hired them!
      6d
  • Splunk Skatefree
    Pretty sure exit interviews are a semi-mandatory part of the process at Splunk (and frankly everywhere). If that’s your wish I think you’ll be in good shape by just formally resigning to your boss, hopefully giving 2 weeks, and being professional about it.
    4d 1
    • Splunk Splunkyd
      Nope, they send you a word document to fill out. No exit interview.
      4d
  • New / Other
    DuQvV7y

    New Other

    BIO
    Did stuff. Hustled hard. Retired
    DuQvV7ymore
    I know a sky-writer. It could be epic!

    In all seriousness, 2 weeks notice is the norm to allow clean transition.

    BofA made this 1 month years ago for certain levels. Dunno if that’s still the norm.

    Don’t be a jerk to your co-workers who have to pick up the slack.

    Are you retiring or refueling?
    Jun 10 1
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      Maybe I should hire a mariachi band!!! I recently moved to a new team here and my new boss is just not cutting it. Found another job with nearly zero commute and wonderful people. And also got a promotion in the process.
      Jun 10
  • Chase / Eng ミ●﹏☉ミ
    Send an email out at your earliest convineance that you have decided to leave the company. I hope you already know how long of a notice period you need to provide. If not then follow up with HR and get this info first and send your email out.
    Jun 10 2
    • TrueCar Twhh78
      Do it via email? Not great advices
      Jun 10
    • Chase / Eng ミ●﹏☉ミ
      What other ways have you used?
      Jun 10
  • NetBrain Technologies ..x_x..
    Just join the new company and when your ex-boss calls you to ask where you are, tell him that you forgot to send a resignation email and it would be in your drafts and ask him to wait a couple of minutes till you could send him the email that you had in your drafts.
    Do follow up with your ex-boss to confirm if he received the resignation 🤣
    Jun 10 1
    • Splunk DOUm08
      OP
      It’s indeed very important to always follow up!
      Jun 10
  • NBCUniversal / Product
    Xuio

    NBCUniversal Product

    BIO
    Music Maker, Dreamer of Dreams
    Xuiomore
    1 on 1 discussion followed by a formal letter. I didn't do that the last time I resigned and it was a bit awkward if that sort of thing matters to you.
    Jun 10 0
  • Where are you moving to from Splunk ? Role n TC ?
    Jun 10 0

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