Splunk vs Atlassian

Salesforce awwe
Nov 13 36 Comments

Hello,

I've got offers from both Splunk and Atlassian (pretty much same TC)

Base: 180k / 260k / 20k

TC: 270k

Overview:
# Both are in front end domain space.
# For Atlassian it's confluence product
# For Splunk it's Security.
# Both are for Senior Front End Engineer roles.

Pro(Atlassian):
- I felt like the product confluence has more scale / reachability
- Better front end teams (they have unified FE teams)
- Working on Confluence that's being used by thousands of people.
- Company growing 40% year to year. (Stock growth)

Pro(Splunk):
- Enterprise company.
- Brand new product (fresh code base)

Con(Splunk):
- Might be the only UI engineer on the team (with one remote engineer in SF office)
- Stock growth?

What looks better on my resume in long run? And why? Please comment.

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TOP 36 Comments
  • Splunk Louy
    If you care about money then splunk, refreshers would be generous. The opportunity to lead gives faster promo too.
    Nov 13 2
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      I feel this is true. It kinda boils down to this I guess.

      TC Vs Learning.
      Nov 13
    • Splunk cleaveland
      “refreshers” are not rhat great anymore. And they kill new projects or fresh codebase regularly. I wont bank in that
      Nov 17
  • Splunk pickle123
    Look at the team/manager you will be working with. Pick the one you feel most comfortable with.
    Nov 15 2
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      Can I DM you with a question?
      Nov 15
    • Splunk pickle123
      Sure
      Nov 15
  • Nutanix devsome
    Atlassian is a great company and the confluence team in Mountain View is good people. Was there for 4 years, left in 2018. The confluence team was my favorite to work with in the whole company.
    Nov 13 7
    • Apple watop
      Yes it still sucks, trust me. Confluence team is a no no. Atlassian Access team is probably better; it's a greener field team. Stay away from Confluence.
      Nov 14
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      Have you worked for Atlassian in the past apple? Front end or backend. So far you are the only one who said it's bad. (Most of them had great things to say)
      Nov 14
    • Atlassian WXMf63
      Confluence cloud FE and BE are in completely different states. FE is healthy and modern (React, Typescript, and Apollo GraphQL stack).
      Nov 14
    • Apple watop
      Yes I worked at Atlassian.
      Nov 14
    • Nutanix devsome
      Sounds like Apple was caught in the fork and is disgruntled by it.

      I worked with every product team across the company in my role and the folks that were the best to work with were the confluence cloud team and the Jira Service Desk teams. I didn’t dig into their code base but I knew the people. The people you work with are more important than the code, and I say again the confluence folks in Mountain View which is confluence cloud is good people.
      Nov 19
  • Twitch yikes...
    With the info provided, Atlassian seems like the winner but need more info would be needed.

    If you’re trying to grow in FE, I can vouch for Atlassian. Some really solid FE engineers there.
    Nov 13 5
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      I can provide more info. Please let me know what info you would need
      Nov 13
    • Twitch yikes...
      So the thing that intrigues me is how new splunk team/product is. Is it customer facing or internal? Career growth wise lots of potential and you will likely be the lead. However naturally there is some risk with anything completely new.

      Confluence I would say is one of the weaker products of the Atlassian suite. Maybe it has changed but impact wise I just don’t know. There’s opportunity here for sure though but might not be as impactful as the work in splunk.
      Nov 13
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      Great questions.

      1/ For Splunk it's a customer facing product. However I'm the only dev coordinating with others remotely (SF)

      2/ yes possibility of lead. However, I don't see many engineers who are experts in FE as such since it's an Enterprise company.

      3/ The team I'm about to join would work on next gen of Confluence (where I will be working on features/performance) and will be rolling out for thousands of customers.

      I can DM you with more info
      Nov 13
    • Twitch yikes...
      Feel free to dm if you want. Interesting — it really depends how much do you care about transitioning into a lead role? If thats your career goal, you might get there faster at Splunk but yeah naturally it sounds like a lonely road there. How confident are you in your skills and building things from scratch? Just things to think about.

      Confluence sounds like a cool opportunity also. IMO far more risk in Splunk so if it were me I’d have to really think about it. Also where is splunk based?
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      I'm working alongside a Lead engineer remotely. It's in San Jose. DMd you.
      Nov 15
  • Amazon Sensui
    What's your yoe?
    Nov 14 2
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      4.5
      Nov 14
    • Amazon Sensui
      Very solid offers 👌
      Nov 14
  • Atlassian J!ra
    Being the most senior engineer at Splunk you probably will have no one to learn from.
    Nov 14 1
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      This is what I was kinda worried about as well. But their project is a scratch project. So new stuff to learn no?
      Nov 14
  • Intel / Eng Feetcode
    Fresh code base wins it for me, build the infrastructure and become an expert, and the promos will start rolling in
    Nov 14 0
  • Salesforce MindFuk
    what level in atlassian?
    Nov 14 4
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      Senior
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce MindFuk
      is it p5?
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce MindFuk
      ?
      Nov 15
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      Yes. It's p5
      Nov 15
  • Reliable Software / Eng Sugoidesu
    Atlassian is not everified apparently so won't take opt students
    Nov 14 2
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      It doesn't matter for me. And for the context of this argument I don't see how that matters?
      Nov 14
    • Reliable Software / Eng Sugoidesu
      Thought you might be on opt, just wanted to help in that case
      Nov 14
  • eBay Jcep86
    Yoe?
    Nov 13 1
    • Salesforce awwe
      OP
      4
      Nov 13

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