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Lanyon Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
35 Reviews
3.7
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  1.  

    Good company with some very good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Lanyon

    Pros

    - Lots of smart people working with a large variety of different technologies
    - Even though the office is based in downtown Dallas, there is still a 'small town company' culture present. Departments are like families, and your managers will work with you with patience if you are willing to try.
    - There has been a lot of exciting growth recently; there are a lot of young people with bright energy.

    Cons

    - After a lot of mergers and acquisitions, the company is still pulling itself together and working on proper integration.
    - DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE JOBWISE, the jobs can sometimes be cookie cutter 9-5ish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Perhaps it's not my place to say something like this, but I'd say to slow down the growth rate and expansion until the company has a chance to catch up to what's already happening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Lanyon

    Pros

    Culture, training, free lunches, great people, normal hours- typically a 40 work week. Avg benefits. Receive a company laptop. Tuition reimbursement!!

    Cons

    Avg/low pay. High priced software is hard to sell to certain companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay would increase morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Impressive and inspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Lanyon

    Pros

    Ability to take initiative, Work balance

    Cons

    compensation is a bit less when compared to other companies. No H1 Sponsor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good For Entry level...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Lanyon full-time

    Pros

    Cool downtown office - brand new.
    Great people (colleagues) to work with.
    Sales is mostly very young.
    It's a great entry level job - because the initial training is very thorough and good - you will also gain a lot of experience cold calling and training on that.
    Good product line, just needs to stop buying more products and invest in the ones it already has.

    Cons

    This company is growing very quickly, but not because its investing in the products and people that it already has, but because it just keeps buying other companies and hiring more people in order to mold them into their image (and also because they have no idea all the BS that goes on.)

    More experienced workers feel overlooked, undervalued. The managers are good, but they really have no say in anything. Everything is done by Stack ranking of employees' potential (done by Executives of the Equity Company that owns Lanyon and have no clue as to the actual rep) is completely off kilter and has seriously lowered employee morale. I don't understand how you can properly stack rank when you change quota, products, and employee positions on a monthly basis.

    The new CEO is a joke. He's a superb motivational speaker, but when it comes to actually engaging and caring about the people representing the company's products, he could care less. (or so it seems)

    There are new regulations and procedures weekly, so it makes it next to impossible to get anything done on behalf of your clients, because everything and everyone is completely disconnected when it comes to those procedures. Everything is In a constant state of upheaval and managerial confusion. Poor communication, exceedingly bad upper management and the dedication to product or customers has seemingly gone down the drain.

    Avg/low pay. Very high priced and hard software to sell, unless you are able to land an enterprise position in a well performing territory. But things are very saturated, and there is a lot of competition.

    This is not a bad company to work for, but the growing pains are PAINFUL, so my advice would be to wait 6 months and then apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SLOW DOWN and start investing in improving products you already have vs. acquiring a new one every other month. Moreover, start caring and investing in your current experienced employees who have built and continue to safeguard your client accounts. ** New employees who do not know the products (and the products take a very good amount of time to learn) deeply are NOT a substitute.**

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Everything is scattered, and there is no uniformity within the countries.

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

    I worked at Lanyon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of good people work there

    Cons

    Low pay, poor intracompany communication, horrible benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    All about the money not about the people or the clients

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lanyon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Causal work environment and most of the people were great to work with. If you worked hard you were rewarded as far as I know.

    Cons

    The higher ups did not care about their employees or their jobs. All about the all mighty dollar. Lots of people laid off so that they could mold the new, younger people to their image. Didn't feel like the people who were with RegOnline or Active Network had a say in any work related issue or question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't care about your employees, you will find yourself without workers. Also care about all of your clients, just not the money makers. You never know what those little clients will bring. Management should get their act together if they actually care about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunities for High Potential Entry Level workers willing to live in Dallas

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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 Lanyon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very much interested in hiring HPEL workers; expanding rapidly in Dallas

    Cons

    More experienced workers feel overlooked, undervalued, and like the company is not investing in their growth and development. Stack ranking of employees' potential is a tone-deaf move that has seriously lowered morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in improving products. Invest in your experienced employees who have built and continue to safeguard your client accounts. New employees who do not know the products deeply are no substitute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Lanyon was good, and the people here were very friendly

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

    I have been working at Lanyon

    Pros

    Office atmosphere is great, people are nice, nobody bothers you at work, there is no pressure on you

    Cons

    They do not offer visa sponsorship, so if you are looking for one then this is not the place for you

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Lanyon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is very in-depth training starting from day 1. As a sales representative, you go through a "bootcamp" for several weeks helping you become an expert on the software offerings and the industry space. The culture and people are lively and fun, but at the same time performance is key. The company is continuing to grow in an expanding industry, and advancement opportunities for employees are growing along with that.

    Cons

    Has been some confusion and miscommunication through the acquisitions this year. These will help the company in the long run, but there are some troubles with growing pains in the short term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Through all the continuing changes, make sure you follow through with what you say and promise. Keep communication clear about changes and strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun, fast paced work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Lanyon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Due to the mass hirings, there are plenty of recent college graduates, creating a wonderful environment. The pay was okay, and would have been better had it been as advertised. Managers focused on their group as a whole, so there was very little micromanaging. All in all, I made some great friends and made some money, but I feel fortunate to have gotten out when I did.

    Cons

    There are a few ways to run a company, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Lanyon seemed to focus on the corporation more than the employees, with an emphasis on bottom line, not the alarming turnover rate. Products were rushed to market, talent was misused and misplaced, and employee performance was rarely praised. I do not have a positive long-term outlook for Lanyon, as I believe they will be purchased or fold within 5 years time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you say you're going to do something, do it. Don't say your emphasis is on 'having the right people in the right places' and continually stock your "sales" (telemarketing, because people still do that) team with those more qualified for other positions. Advancement is almost exclusively lateral, which can possibly be attributed to the purge of all former management. The new management has no stake in the company itself, and seem to only care about turning a nice profit on the sale of the company, before doing the same thing with Vista's next acquisition. If you have a positive outlook for Lanyon, ask yourself this: What makes Lanyon THE one, instead of just the NEXT one? - CS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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