Splunk Santana Row vs SF?

OSIsoft sin shady
Jun 24 21 Comments

Which location would you pick between Splunk's Santana Row and San Francisco office to be your home office? Assume that both are equally painful to get to from where I live (SR one is slightly less painful) but leaving aside the commute aspect, which one would you pick and why?

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  • It depends on you. Do you like mediocre suburban strip malls or an abusive urban environment? SJ is 1993 encased in strip mall lucite. SF is a chaotic declining urban environment defined by class warfare.
    What can you tolerate? What do you desire?
    Jun 24 1
    • OSIsoft sin shady
      OP
      Very insightful indeed. Although this does not provide an iota of help to me, I have to applaud your affinity towards the dislike of Bay Areas neighborhoods.
      Jun 24
  • New / Eng 4'33''
    Lots of ppl traveling between SF and SR on a regular basis. Base might not that relevant as you'll be wherever you're needed. Only SR employees can use Santana Row amenities like free gym, other than that there's no difference.
    Jun 24 5
    • OSIsoft sin shady
      OP
      Is the SR gym good? Thanks for the input.
      Jun 24
    • New / Eng 4'33''
      I don't have many data points to compare, but to me it's well equipped and clean. It's maintained by Santana Row office so can't be too bad.
      Jun 24
    • Cummins
      uxdesign

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      I wouldn't be able to access the SR gym if I worked at SF, did I understand that right? Is the free food on different days in the two?
      My team sits in SF, that would be my primary. I was considering one day per week at SR since I'd be living in Sunnyvale and the remaining 4 commute to SF. I'd choose the one day at SR depending on free food 😛
      Jun 26
    • Splunk petabytes
      Both have free food. SR gym is only for SR based employees. Food is better in SF office. Culture is better too as they have more events in SF. SR is more corporate.
      Jul 11
    • OSIsoft sin shady
      OP
      +1 to what petabytes said
      Jul 11
  • Splunk Skatefree
    SF has the upside and downside of being in the city with all it has to offer. SR is deep in the burbs next to a huge mall with better parking. I think SF has a more “fun” vibe if you like getting your fun at work. SR isn’t bad though.
    Jun 25 1
    • OSIsoft sin shady
      OP
      Thanks. I guess if there are no 'clear' benefits of either location, I am better off sticking with the better commute and parking situation one.
      Jun 25
  • Splunk spl0102
    Santana Row has a lot more space, conference rooms and you don’t have to worry about parking as there is a garage inside the building for employees only. There is also a second building that being finished. With that said, choose the location where most of your team members are
    Jun 24 1
    • OSIsoft sin shady
      OP
      Thanks for the input.
      Jun 25
  • Splunk / Eng Kfgjhs
    Where the majority of your team are
    Jun 24 1
    • OSIsoft sin shady
      OP
      That's a good point. Will get more info on that from HM. Besides the team strength at the location are there any specific perks/benefits associated with either of the locations?
      Jun 24
  • Visa zioziza
    To everyone: is there electric vehicle charging stations at the Splunk SR garage?
    Jul 3 2
    • Splunk krasn
      Yes lots of them
      Jul 3
    • Visa zioziza
      Thanks! Free? Easy to get a spot?
      Jul 5
  • Tesla InmR60
    Seattle
    Jun 24 2
    • Splunk petabytes
      Shhh it's supposed to be a secret.
      Jul 11
    • Capital One / Eng
      ternary

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      What's special about the Seattle office?
      Aug 6
  • SAP splenk
    Which area do you currently live in? And whats your Yoe? If you are either young with lower TC or old with family, I would say SR, if in between then SF
    Jun 24 0