Diversity & Inclusion at Splunk

A Million Data Points: Splunkers Share Their Stories

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A culture of inclusion not only makes Splunk a great place to work, but it also drives the success of our business. A diverse and inclusive Splunk helps us achieve our mission of making machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone, and drives great outcomes for our company, our communities and each other.

Our Strategy

Our diversity and inclusion strategy is built around three key pillars: growing an increasingly diverse workforce, continuously cultivating a culture of inclusion and driving positive change in our communities and across our industry.

Our People

We want to recruit, retain and develop high-performing, innovative and engaged Splunkers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. To help us, we’re updating some of our hiring practices. We’ve taken steps to anonymize candidate information at the initial screening point and have implemented tools like Textio to help remove any unconscious bias from our job descriptions. We have also formalized a Diversity Council, which works with executive leaders and others as we implement our strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Our Culture

We’re committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and making Splunk a place where all people can thrive. We partnered with the NeuroLeadership Institute to develop a robust unconscious bias training program for all people managers and recruiters. Our Employee Resource Groups continue to grow and provide a community for underrepresented groups and allies. Pride@Splunk, Women@ Splunk, Veterans@Splunk and LatinX@Splunk help us drive change at the grassroots level and offer our Splunkers support, mentoring and networking opportunities. They also host fun companywide events that promote cultural awareness.

Our Communities

Beyond improving our workforce numbers and culture, we aspire to move our industry forward and drive positive change in our communities. Splunk supports organizations and initiatives that leverage big data for social impact including STEM education, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. We’re deepening our partnerships with Genesys Works and Year Up, organizations that help close the opportunity divide for underserved youth and offer alternative pathways into the professional workforce. Our partnership with HirePurpose helps transition veterans from the military to civilian careers and assists veterans with disabilities to find careers at Splunk.

Splunk Diversity Data

As a company where employees are passionate about the transformative power of data, we are using our data to help us better understand and identify the actions that will help us build an even more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Sharing our workforce demographic data is a small step in our ongoing and vital journey. We're working to hold ourselves accountable for the measurable progress and lasting change we’re driving toward, and further influence our industry to make a difference.



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* Data from February 2018.
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Technical is defined according to our internal job code structure as engineering, design, product, QA, data analytics, information technology and some consulting roles.
Non-Technical is defined as all employees who are not considered Technical.
Engineering is defined as all employees in the Splunk Products Organization.
Management is defined as employees who have at least 1 full-time direct report.
Senior Leadership is defined as Vice President or above.

Race & Ethnicity (U.S. Only)

* Data from February 2018.
Download Our Consolidated Employer Information Report EEO-1 (2017)
Race/Ethnicity data refers to the EEO-1 categories established by the U.S. government.