Limelight Networks

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Not a lot of direction

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Advanced Services Architect in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Advanced Services Architect in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Very casual environment. Feel free to drink at your desk or take a San Francisco "smoke break"

Cons

Low pay along with a company that has consistent failed acquisitions. We've lost more money buying bad companies and then selling them a year or two later than most companies strive to make.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your people a living wage and diversify the business. CDN is not sustainable because all it takes is your dumbest competitor to lower their prices and all of a sudden your margin is shot when you try to compete.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Challenged but we'll-intentioned acquirer

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Engineering in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The core of llnw is composed of good, smart, well-meaning professionals who are very loyal to the company and their colleagues. Some of the technical staff were, at the time, the best in the specialized world of high-scale cdns.

    Cons

    The team of executives at the time struggled to manage and prioritize the new companies and initiatives they acquired. They failed to differentiate the company in the face of growing commoditization. Some managers were clearly in over their heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be focused and decisive. Assign a high-level executive to each acquired company. Find and promote top talent from acquired teams. Incentivize mutual success over autonomy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced technically challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge demand for what limelight provides customers
    This is "The Cloud" - developing products here are what enables others to develop in the cloud
    Reasonably competitive salary

    Cons

    Old school mentality, current sr. management has never developed for Cloud or SaaS distribution
    Very tight on Stock (RSUs) for key employees, C-level grants way out of whack
    Sales function is not performing to plan, too many new sales people that don't know what they are selling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive a culture more like Amazon or Netflix or Google, reward the behavior you want emulated
    An under-resourced development function can never catch up so either add resources or change strategy
    Either be in the SaaS business to win or get out of it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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