Limelight Networks

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Limelight Networks Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
138 Reviews
2.8
138 Reviews
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Limelight Networks President, CEO & Director Robert Lento
Robert Lento
33 Ratings

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.  

    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

  2.  

    Worst company to work for

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from Limelight Networks Sales and Account Management in

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Limelight Networks

    Pros

    global brand, great offices, good training programm,

    Cons

    Business ethics of leadership in Europe, no channel strategy, overwhelming internal processes,
    unrealistic prices for services and upselling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rethink your approach for Europe if you loose more revenue than you make

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Love the company and it's direction- so far so good.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time (less than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limelight - Still having growing pains.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time

    Pros

    Internet delivery and Video in particular are hugely important to the future generations. Limelight have a great Network and a decent Video platform. The future should be very bright.

    Cons

    The company are still struggling with the transition from Medium to large and treating staff very poorly as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They would do well to invest internally, in a managed way, in their people and processes to secure a successful transition and make themselves into an attractive merger proposition once more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company makes you ill

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the salary, nice colleagues who are helping each other within their frustration

    Cons

    chaos wherever you look: it takes months to get the smallest issues done by the company, hire & fire, strategic changes every 3 months, no continuity, no knowledge what the market needs saleswise, mediocre upper management (Convergy 2.0) protecting each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shift the focus toward the customer and the sales process, trust the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Place to Work.

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    • 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Quite the mess

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    Current Employee - CDN Technical Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - CDN Technical Analyst in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    They had a FULLY stocked kitchen. My grocery bill went to almost 0. Great benefits, and close to Tempe bars. My shift was amazing

    Cons

    Everything else? No training for "required" material. Management was a mess. The support team was lazy and inept. Pay was middling, at best. close to Tempe bars

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize yourselves much better. Don't hire cokeheads as the head of IT?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of changes, but transitioning in the right direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time (more than an 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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    A diverse work force with talented people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for training and friendly office environment

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes; communication across different offices can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is a part of any work environment. It's how those changes are introduced that will affect buy-in and and drive morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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