LANDESK

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One of the better companies in Utah

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT

I have been working at LANDESK full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

LANDesk has a great atmosphere with a great work/life balance.
LANDesk pays pretty well.
The product is an IT product, and the company is growing. So even if your field isn't IT, you can work in the IT field by working here. If your field is in IT, then you get double the IT experience.
The company encourages learning and has a book of the quarter for the developers so they continue to learn and keep up their knowledge.
Located right off the freeway.
Located near the Jordan River which has a nice park and walking/biking path along it.

Cons

It was purchased by Avocent, who was purchased by Emerson, who sold LANDesk off to a Private Equity company who plans to improve an flip LANDesk so another sale could occur anytime.
The product has a lot of old baggage as it started in the early 90's.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't pull developers off your primary products for anything. If you have an idea, treat it like a startup, invest extra money in separate dev teams to build the idea without slowing down development on your current products.

Integrate with other IT software products.

90% Health Insurance is good, but bring it back to 100%.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Some great employees, management mired in self-interest

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    Former Employee - Engineering in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at LANDESK full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    LANDesk has some really great people as individual contributors and in some of the first line leadership roles. They have built solid products for many years, and the strength of the engineering and support teams is first rate. There is a good mix of old-timers (some approaching 20 years) and newer people, the blend of which could be a great model for long term success. I have seen so many of them make great personal sacrifices for the 9+ years I was there.

    Cons

    Most of the executive and director level people do not seem interested in bringing to bear all the greatness of the people working there. It is a heavy, top-down management model, and over the numerous rounds of selling the company it felt like the top management became even more distant.
    The other challenge is that they seem to be chasing dollars instead of building a compelling vision and strategy, then saying no to most things so that they can really do a world-class job on the things that they decide they really want to be best at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to more people in the organization than same old few.
    Bring problems rather than solutions. You have an incredible team of problem solvers, untie their hands.
    Check out the latest Stephen Denning book on Radical Management. Taking it to heart could really revolutionize LANDesk. Good to Great is a book that I saw some of the executives reading but it does not seem like the main principles were comprehended or embraced.
    One last thought; Building a High Performing Culture is not a value, rather it is a result of a great culture and a dedicated focus to a compelling vision. The focus by executives on this "value" came across as self-serving and was a negative detractor for me and many I worked with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love working for LANDesk. I feel valued and the technology is fun. Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at LANDESK full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Secure, growing, stable, family friendly, work-life balance, fun, innovative

    Cons

    Main product is late in lifecycle, declining revenue, need to invest more, but hard to do with PE ownership. They are EBITDA driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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