lynda.com Reviews

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    You will probably enjoy working for this company (software engineer)

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at lynda.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
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    Pros

    Very knowledgeable developers/architects

    Food served 3 times

    Snack-up!

    Learning some cutting-edge technologies.

    Salary among the best I've found.

    Interview was not impossible but it was tough, meaning that if they hire you, they know that they want you.

    Incredible senior management (my director and the VP included).

    Life-saver (I got hired in a time of great need).

    Cons

    I don't work there anymore :(

    They (not including management) have a specific tight-knit friendship that you will not be a part of, and will be treated as such. It doesn't mean they will treat you like crap, but it seemed kind of cold when I was hired there and I've never had any trouble with anyone at work in my entire life.

    Loosen up dudes... treat new employees as you would treat guests at your house. Some of these new employees will be of great help to you once they're caught up with orientation. Don't feel so threatened, no one is there to take your job.

    Advice to Management

    I think you're just doing a great job of keeping everything together, even with the minuscule problems with the staff. I would advise that you concentrate a bit more on employee morale because when I was working there, I didn't feel secure.... after I left, I found out that it was a pretty secure job but I needed to feel that once I was there and I didn't.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at lynda.com.

    Interview

    -Recruiter reached out with a phone screen describing the interview process.
    -1 Tech phone screen with an engineer. Asked knowledge based questions, like what is an unsigned int, etc. Asked a question on reversing a string.
    -1 Onsite interview with 5 people
    -1st interview - Write a function to find the nth Fibonacci number. Do it recursively and iteratively. Asked questions about stack vs heap and how variables are passed / referenced through functions using c#.
    -2nd interview - Remove blacklisted words from a paragraph. Different approaches in doing this.
    -3rd interview - With a manager. Cultural fit questions
    -4th interview - With another manager. More culture fit questions and asked about specific topics listed in your resume.

    -Got feedback within the day that I did well and was extended an offer soon after

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Website www.lynda.com
Headquarters Carpinteria, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Education
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors UDEMY, Treehouse Inc.

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