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Smart People, Good technology buy muddy vision

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time for less than a year

Pros

- Great co-workers
- Potential to learn a lot of new stuff
- Potential to grow

Cons

- Becoming more focused on sales, instead of customer success and innovation
- Unclear vision
- Non-existent brand value
- Old school management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on employees in a competitive market. Develop employee growth programs and provide realistic timelines for strategy executions. Hiring more managers will not help in achieving customer success or innovating to beat competitors, which in turns builds a brand.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Executive Leadership all over the place, many execs coming and going

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good base Salary for Sales, Manager is a Good Guy. They have a good story but the challenge is being able to get the word out and sell it which isn't happening yet.

    Cons

    Leadership is all over the place about where to focus outside of on themselves. Many Senior level people have been let go/replaced in the last 7 months. Absolutely zero qualified leads driven by Marketing in the last eight months and in fact they drive so many unqualified leads that it eats into productive time. Stress level is very high across the organization and it is felt from Account Management to Sales. Current quotas were put together without any basis for historical performance, rather what they thought people should be able to do. Not a recipe for success. Little to no Marketing support, especially with a change in sales direction and no customer facing collateral in 3 months from PowerPoints to PDFs. Changed focus to managing the "Digital Presence" and didn't bother to spend any time putting anything together for Sales to present to clients in that 3 month period but demand results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus a little less on worrying about your bonuses (changing the criteria in the 8k filing on September 5th 2012) to ensure you can hit your bonus outside of the original plan and out some effort into supporting your team.

    "On September 5, 2012, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of Limelight Networks, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a supplemental bonus pool created within the existing 2012 Master Executive and Management Bonus Plan (the “Plan”) in order to align employee incentives with the Company’s strategic initiatives, specifically growth of the software-as-a-service component of the Company’s business. This supplemental bonus pool does not increase or modify the target bonus amount for any named executive officer or other Plan participant, but does create an alternative corporate performance goal, attainment of which provides an alternative method for Plan participants:
    to earn a portion of their existing target bonus amounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good technology with bad management and support

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    Former Employee - Market Specialist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Market Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Better than average salaries and benefits with a casual working environment

    Cons

    Extremely under qualified executive management with very short sighted thinking. Very high attrition rate for all especially within their management teams. The company looses most clients after their contracts expire and most do not return. The culture is to continue to drive new sales ti back fill attrition though the do not track attrition. Most the execs work in San Francisco while the company is headquartered in Arizona creating a large disconnect between management and operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay yourselves less. A company grossing less than 200 million a year does not need to be paying the executive team 10% of those revenues. Focus on your clients and not the street. They year of the customer should not be just a one year sales theme...it should be your mission statement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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