Splunk Recruitment

Undisclosed spartan321
Nov 16, 2018 11 Comments

I see a lot of buzz about Splunk with their performance and compensation on blind. I wanted to share my experience here and see if this is the case with most of their hiring teams.

Recently I applied to splunk and got a mail from hiring manager itself where he mentioned that he was impressed with my work experience and background. Hiring Manager didn't show up for three times and keeps re-scheduling the call. He didn't even bother to apologize. Again for the fourth time he asks for available time slot. I don't want to sound desperate by confirming the time slot but I wanted to tell him that this is not the way hiring should be. I don't want to work for a manager who is irresponsible and ignorant. At the same time I want to give a try to interview at Splunk. How do I reply to him? Is this common with Splunk hiring teams?

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  • Hitachi Vantara xyzabd
    Best thing to do is just clam up and give a time slot to him. No point trying to satisfy your ego and sending him a smart-ass reply exposing his poor behavior. It is not going to be of any use.
    Nov 16, 2018 0
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Stop being a child. Being offended is useless. If you want the interview, just ask the recruiter to have him/her call you in the evening, during commute etc. If you don’t want the interview then just quit.

    If you want a boring prescheduled life, go to Cisco/ibm/etc. If you want to work in fast-paced rapidly changing/growing then get used to this kind of thing.
    Nov 17, 2018 4
    • Undisclosed aEKu20
      Not sure being at any company can be execuse for poor planning, it is Splunk, not 5 ppl start up. The guy is just a front line manager, not CEO. Clearly a red flag, but agree no point being offended, if you dont have an offer, you are just one of thousands applicants.
      Nov 17, 2018
    • Undisclosed spartan321
      OP
      @Bobble Hat: I am intersted in interviewing at that place that’s the reason I gave my time slots for three times even the manager didn’t show up. What would you do in this situation when the hiring manager asks u for the fourth time and still does’t show up? Do you still call it as being busy or unable to priortize tasks?
      Nov 17, 2018
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Op- No one here knows. It is all speculation. Maybe their spouse is dying of cancer and they had to rush to hospital. Maybe the recruiter never confirmed with the manager. Maybe there is a production issue every time you were scheduled. We don’t know anything so don’t be offended by it. If you are interested in splunk, offer potential solutions. If they are a decent manager in the end, they will reward you for your perseverance. If they are a shitty manager in the end, just don’t join that group.

      Did you actually get a confirmed time slot or you just offered 3 times that you are available?
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Undisclosed spartan321
      OP
      Manager himself confirmed the timesolt all the four times
      Nov 18, 2018
  • Undisclosed spartan321
    OP
    He didn’t show up for the fourth time also. I don’t understand how this ignorant f*** became a manager to lead a team.
    Nov 16, 2018 1
    • Hitachi Vantara xyzabd
      Complain to HR that he wasted your time. Seems to be some slimy shitty guy!
      Nov 16, 2018
  • Undisclosed gcFN06
    October is one of Splunk’s busiest months going into.conf so it’s possible that the manager had genuine reasons to postpone those calls. Perhaps you should take the call and see what he has to say. You don’t lose anything. Also you can make the decision to work or not work for him after the call, during the interview or after the offer has been made. No point in fretting about something that may or may not happen.
    Nov 16, 2018 0
  • GrubHub oMLU71
    Same thing actually happened to me with splunk... I did 2 interviews (1 with HM, 1 with another manager) then I was supposed to do a 3rd but it kept getting canceled. I tried giving them my availability but eventually got ghosted by the recruiter

    A month later, the hiring manager texted me and we got on a call after work. Now I’m interviewing for a different role on the same HM’s team and it’s just 1 phone interview with the EVP. Interesting process so far but was glad to get the call back from the HM
    2d 0
  • Microsoft XKWP47
    Ask him his TC
    Nov 16, 2018 0