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 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 do that, we continuously update our hiring practices. We recently implemented dedicated diversity sourcers to attract great talent at all levels and expand our reach into diverse communities. We strive to have diverse interview panels, and leverage tools like Textio to help mitigate unconscious bias from our job descriptions. We formalized our Diversity & Inclusion at Splunk Council (DISCO), which works with executive leaders and others to implement our strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives across the organization. In 2018, we hired our first Chief Diversity Officer to help drive our diversity and inclusion efforts further.

Our Culture

We’re committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and making Splunk a place where all people can thrive. We have partnered with the NeuroLeadership Institute to develop a robust unconscious bias training program for all Splunkers. Our Employee Resource Groups continue to grow and provide a community for underrepresented groups and allies. Pride@Splunk, Women@ Splunk, Veterans@Splunk, LatinX@Splunk, BEAMS@Splunk (Black Employees & Mentors) and Disabled=True@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.

We know that Splunkers are made up of a million different data points, each unique from one another to make us all stronger. In the last year, we rolled out a number of new initiatives to better support the needs of all Splunkers and their families. For example, we continue to roll out expanded paid parental leave benefits, paid military reservist time-off, and global family planning programs.

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.








* Data from February 2019.
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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.
Leadership is defined as Vice President or above.
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Race & Ethnicity (U.S. Only)

* Data from February 2019.
Download Our Consolidated Employer Information Report EEO-1 (2017)
Race/Ethnicity data refers to the EEO-1 categories established by the U.S. government.