Limelight Networks

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Limelight Networks Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
144 Reviews
2.8
144 Reviews
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Limelight Networks President, CEO & Director Robert Lento
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free Food Casual Environment Super Awesome people and Culture (in 16 reviews)

  • The Limelight culture is great, the work environment is fun and casual (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • They just haven't run into what essentially amounts to the BS of upper management yet (in 10 reviews)

  • Sales function is not performing to plan, too many new sales people that don't know what they are selling (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of flexibility, very good benefits, free deli, great area, excellent culture, no red tape to get things done. Still has a start up fun mentality- but is moving towards teen years. This is a great thing.

    Cons

    Stock price is a bit low (although is rising). Analysts still have hesitation regarding company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay rooted. Keep moving towards following process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cool company that is moving in the right direction!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Free lunch everyday, good base pay, laid back work environment, good 401k options, employee stock plan with discounts, nice career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of features with certain product will potentially lose business deals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving in the right direction!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Working in the Operations area, things could get hectic, but every day was an opportunity to learn and improve technical abilities. Schedule was often changing, but management was quite flexible to accommodate to one's personal life needs and priorities. It was a great team that was constantly collaborating and helping each other to succeed. Also, a fully stocked deli that provided free meals was a great plus!

    Cons

    Promotions and salary increases took a long time to happen. Communication between different departments (e.g. technical to non-technical) was often poor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Limelight Networks

    Pros

    Great people- free lunch and snacks- unlimited PTO- great sales mindset

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations; stock price is incredibly low

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ugh

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

    I worked at Limelight Networks

    Pros

    - Free food in the kitchen and free drinks.
    - The location of the office is great

    Cons

    - The team I worked with was highly disorganized - the biggest issues this created were that projects that needed to be reviewed would wait for long periods of time and there was enough context-switching required that it killed productivity.
    - Communication was nearly non-existent
    - Key players were seldom in meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve project planning - use Agile or Waterfall across the company - something more than a calendar and todo lists
    - Improve communication - bring in everyone who touches projects, no matter which team they're on or whether they're FTEs or contractors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limelight company review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Limelight Networks

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Nice office and nice employment policies. Excellent onsite amenities such as daily catered food.

    Cons

    Lot of turnover in the IT department. They were trying to turn direction of the company and were making a lot of old timers un happy. Not sure if the situation has settled down or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define clear business strategy and select projects to pursue that strategy

  8.  

    Love the company and it's direction- so far so good.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    - Limelight Networks provides an excellent service- LLNW is an up and coming player in the CDN field (Unique technology/patents vs. competition in several ways). LLNW is currently a definite underdog and I'm truly excited to be a part of it's success. The markets desire to pump dynamic content over the internet to end users (especially mobile) is only going to continue to expand rapidly.

    - Well defined company values. Office has solid moral, free food, flexible work hours, intelligent and driven peers. Tempe HQ is a lot of fun.

    - Several new employees at the C-Level (hired within the last year) have a solid road map on how to get Limelight Networks more market share. Management has been awesome so far. Strict yet understanding. Some individuals running the network teams are truly brilliant.

    - Management is genuinely understanding and listens to employees needs. Manager's are humble and don't try to dominate conversation with their direct reports (this is so refreshing).

    - Competitive Salary, low stock price (I'm buying).

    Cons

    Historically, I've heard that this company [before my start date] was mismanaged and used too many systems, along with some other issues that do NOT appear to exist any longer. It was a 10 year old company that still behaved like a start up. This is no longer true. And I've seen this in several ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Moral is strong amongst employees. Looking forward to see where we're headed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst company to work for

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

    I worked at Limelight Networks

    Pros

    Nice business cards and nice HQ in downtown Tempe

    Cons

    CEO is a joke, network is never working, cannot deliver on SaaS products. When your CEO's name in spanish means SLOW (Lento) you are doomed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Place to Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tier III Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Tier III Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are great and hard working in a competitive environment. schedule and time off is flexible.

    Cons

    Leadership can be slow to apply appropriate guidance at times. Compensation is low compared to companies based in the bay area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let all your good people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of changes, but transitioning in the right direction

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for that's in a great period of positive transition. If you like working with smart resources, this is a great place to be. Company in the past has been run more like a start up, longer than it should have. But the new management team has a solid business plan with positive results.

    Office culture is great; fun team to work with.

    Cons

    Management change is always hard on any company. Org chart is constantly in a change of flux... if you're flexible, you'll be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best to focus on retention at this point, stabilize the organization, and lead from the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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