lynda.com Reviews

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    Great place to work! A company to retire with.

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    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Carpinteria, CA

    I worked at lynda.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working for lynda.com is that the owners Bruce and Lynda care about their employees. Your happiness matters to them because they know if the employees are happy the company also wins. The company offers unbelievable benefits and other wonderful incentives like occasional employee days at beautiful places.

    In addition to how valued one feels as an employee, the work the company is doing is very rewarding. Here, you are spreading education to those who find it hard to come by. People use lynda.com to learn life-changing skills like web development or video editing to embark on the career they've always dreamed of. No one can say they don't take pride in working for a company whose product only gives back to its consumers.

    Cons

    It's hard to get hired here because the company only wants someone who is a perfect fit. Expect several interviews.

    The workload, usually no matter what position you hold, is very challenging as the company is growing at a rocket's pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your employees room to grow. If they would like to pursue opportunities in another department do not begrudge them that. Be a valued mentor, don't feel slighted.

    Upper management really needs to make sure that ALL of the department managers are competent in their positions. High turnover in departments, whether employees are quitting or taking positions under other managers, is usually a sign of poor management.

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lynda.com Interviews

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at lynda.com in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications were good. Following the technical reviews were not very good, in my opinion. The first actual interview I went through was over the web and did a coding challenge. The person on the other end was not very clear about what he wanted, gave me no background... Just wasn't friendly in general. Just to give perspective. I have been working in my technology for a long time now and in fact landed a senior role as a slam dunk with a renowned tech company but decided not to take the job because of the location (didn't want the commute). I finished the "coding challenge" was able to do everything the way the person asked me to. I had a few questions along the way since I had forgotten some specific syntax. Felt as if I did, "OK" on it not totally perfect, but ok. Then I had an interview over skype with the technical director who I jived with really well. I was feeling like the whole thing was going really well. Then two days later I get an email from their jobvite system, "Sorry we've moved on to other candidates." I was actually surprised! I usually land every role I interview for. So I called the internal recruiter and they told me, "We give no specific feedback." So cool company they're just kind of rude when it comes to interviews! Sheesh! Just tell my why you didn't hire me! I wasted my time too! I want to know why!

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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

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