Splunk interview experience

Samsung 5kt789
Mar 26 17 Comments

They were lowballing me at 265 for P4 when they mentioned salary range before interview. My expectations were over 300k. I have 6 yrs experience in applied machine learning and PhD in applied maths.

They interviewed me anyways and told me that although I rocked the interview, they need someone to do some daily work and not a forward thinking person for now. They even said that interviewers learned new things from talking with me. They can’t offer me because they can’t match my expectations. I liked everyone I spoke with, they were all nice.

Interview questions were nothing difficult. This was a senior data scientist position in their security org. This data scientist position wasn’t an sql monkey role, but more focused on ML to build security products.

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Kohl’s dough
    what is your current TC?
    Mar 26 5
    • Samsung 5kt789
      OP
      They don’t need to know that. Didn’t disclose to them.
      Mar 26
    • Samsung 5kt789
      OP
      Current TC 210k. Had an offer at 280k when I went for this interview. Currently have another 290k+ offer. My current comp is low because of my own stupidity. I didn’t take an offer from Amazon paying way more than my current company. Don’t ask me why I did it.
      Mar 26
    • Google L7@AWS
      The machine learning model you developed during your PhD incorrectly told you to take the Samsung offer
      Mar 26
    • Samsung Grfgju34)@
      Lol! No that wasn’t the case. It was more personal reason and I really liked the people I interviewed with at Samsung. Didn’t mind the comp difference at that point and incorrectly thinking that if I perform above average at Samsung, they will take good care of me. Boy was I wrong!
      Mar 26
    • Kohl’s dough
      at least you have better offers than splunk
      Mar 26
  • Splunk dSOK16
    Take other offer. Your skill set is better off with companies with the data; not a platform provider.
    Mar 26 0
  • Google RealSundar
    Whats your point? Don't take the offer
    Mar 26 0
  • Intel N00gler19
    Did you tell them your salary expectations before interview?
    Mar 26 2
    • Samsung 5kt789
      OP
      Ya, I told them my expectations is 350k but I can work with them but won’t take anything below 300k.
      Mar 26
    • Intel N00gler19
      Then not your fault.... waste of time for both 😑
      Mar 26
  • Splunk SPLUNKER1
    @5kt789 Are you talking about 265k base or TC? Also, ML team is growing like crazy and they do need people there.
    Mar 26 1
  • New gogogog
    Need someone to do daily work and not a forward thinker.... What? I thought Splunk had good engineering culture. Why would you join such company even if they match that TC? You can probably receive that TC elsewhere
    Mar 26 1
    • Samsung 5kt789
      OP
      They said this is their current situation but that may change in the future. I liked most of the people I spoke with though. Probably they don’t need someone in machine learning now, it is just a nice to have.
      Mar 26
  • GE / Data wWNX02
    @Op, any chance you can provide the mix of questions you got. I have a phone interview for applied ML (p4) position coming up.
    Sep 28 0
  • Splunk SPLUNKER1
    It’s a little low, but not by far. Assuming you got about 1000 RSUs. I would negotiate
    Mar 26 0