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Updated Apr 27, 2014

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2.5 24 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

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Samuel Ko

(17 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Change in management staff and then in ownership.

    Finance (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsAbility to act globally. Software industry with potential.

    ConsWeak versus competition. Large investment required to make it competitive. Split business structure based on geography.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Chaotic

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsYou can get your things done

    ConsThe thing you got done might not make it to production

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange with the times

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Archaic management style - poor services

    Marketing (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsClean bathrooms, close to 101

    ConsAlmost everything is awfull in that place but the worst is the lazzy executive management busy playing political games.
    Poor consideration for employees, no innovation at all and managers that have never managed before telling you how to do your job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave or learn to interact with people, customers included

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Engineer

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsPersonal growth and time-off policies.

    ConsLow respect to employee, poor management leadership and horrible benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Luck - Do your homework before joining this company or doing business with them

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsCan't think of any to be honest. Sodas? Bagels? i guess.

    ConsEverything! Extremely political and so are the employees that want to get ahead. People including upper management spend more time blaming and finding a scapegoat to blame than working on fixing their issues. Trust me there's a lot! You have to consistently be looking over your shoulders as there's many opportunistic snakes that play all sides.

    They operate by instilling fear in people and making them feel like they are worthless and they are lucky to have a job.

     I wonder how may of the positive reviews are real versus reviews that employees were asked/told to write...hmmm.

    This is not just about people and the culture there. If you're a company looking to do business with them choose wisely. They pride themselves on customer service but not everything meets the eye.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're not going to change no matter what anyone says so it's not worth giving you any advice. Some of the things you do and say will eventually catch up with you.

    I disapprove of the CEO because he lets "top management" get away with some of their bad behavior.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Worth Considering Unless You Really Like Soda

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros-Free soda.
    -Pingpong table.
    -Foosball table.
    -Clean bathrooms.

    Cons-Pay was noncompetitive. Bonuses, in the eyes of many were distributed unfairly.
    -Hours were scheduled poorly despite suggestions.
    -The talent leaves to competing business.
    -Promotions in the US were few and far between.
    -Talent shipped in oversees as opposed to being promoted on merit.
    -Training was abysmal, optional, and apparently unimportant.
    -Communication between offices was often unavailable when necessary.
    -Career path conveyed is not the career path followed.
    -Company follows "Sell first. Make the product work later."
    -Favoritism, cliques, internal politics.
    -Educational incentive may as well be nil.
    -More issues but inappropriate for the setting.

    Easy to picture from all the reviews made that they're all genuine varying on location, department, time, (first language,) and perspective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider using some of the advice given.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Competitive Company in a Rapidly Growing Industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros- performance based
    - well defined objectives and focused on growth
    - talented and intelligent employees
    - all employees can make an impact on the company's overall success
    - fun and friendly working environment

    Cons- needs hardware update (better and faster laptops)
    - need better defined career paths for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut a little more focus employee career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Think twice before joining a company like this. Employees are not respected at all.

    In-office (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros* Robust network with unique global CDN pitch
    * Financial backing by large Japanese telecom
    * Solution is sound

    Cons* Management, primarily senior level San Jose-based, has no context of how to lead, manage, or empower/motivate employees.
    * Manage by fear environment
    * Pay as low as possible. Do not pay employees market value.
    * Lack of overall management honesty
    * Lack of respect towards employees
    * Several examples of extreme negative actions towards multiple teams
    * Disconnect between US HQ and Korean HQ
    * Unprecedented number of lawsuits versus CDNetworks coming from prior employees
    * Management believes its employees should "be treated like dogs."
    * Highly political environment
    * Management had inside sales working 12+ hour days mandated for over a month and provided no compensation
    * Management held out commissions on closed-sales deals if employees left before the compensation was paid out (150-days)
    * Management didn't compensate the account management team for their sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementCDNetworks in Korea is a family oriented company which prides itself in being a market leader in APAC. CDNetworks in the US takes the exact opposite stance. Employees are expendable and plug-n-play. 40% churn doesn't matter. Don't be loyal to employees and if they leave, who cares. We can replace them. Maximize profits while we can and disregard any thoughts of employee morale, compensation, etc. Employees are not dogs, are not plug-n-play, and do not produce higher results via fear tactics.

    My advice would be to replace the management leadership in the US with competent leadership who understands how to value employees, build trust within teams, lead by example, and create an environment where there is a clear vision for success. With the number of outstanding lawsuits and negative feedback from both current and former employees, make a decision that is better for your employees and your ability for short-term and long-term success. If Samuel managed the US perhaps the US company would succeed but with the current management team, there is little chance of long-term success. Turnover validates this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place, stay as far as possible

    Sales (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosif you have nothing else and can stand unfrieldly atmosphere

    ConsNot only products are obsolete (there is no vision and the company is busy trying to look like competitors) but the culture is really poor.
    Senior managers with no management experience (they are promoted by default or based on friendship relations) are running for their personal agenda and micro manage with the arrogance of the third world hierarchical companies.
    This create a huge turnover with some people just hitting the offices and leaving immediately after 2 or 3 days + a very tense climate on the day to day basis (They had to fill the awkward silent – as described by visitors - with music or mandatory/fake calls)
    It is fair to say that close to 90% of the company is looking for a new job, but the reference can really put your job research down and also, with the time, only the non capable people is staying (CDNetworks have plenty of employee that were formerly selling pizzas, teachers, hotel receptionists, ... and now make their best to deal with IT services)

    Try at your own risk!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not think that your position of manager makes you the best in everything. Stop to be obsessed about what great people do or do not do, find your own path. Incentive based on rewards and not fear.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Team, Customers, and Product

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat group of professionals
    Freedom to innovate
    Excellent customers from small to Fortune 500
    Rewarding for stellar employees

    ConsKeep low performing employees a little too long

    Advice to Senior ManagementFaster movement to Silicon Valley way of software development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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