Limelight Networks Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Never seen so many disgruntled employees.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, free lunch, new technology.

    Cons

    I have never in my life seen so many disgruntled employees - specifically Operations and Engineering. The main issue, which everyone in the company is aware of, is employee turnover. Make sure you get the salary you desire when you start, because working your way up in the company will not get you a raise. There is a $40,000 gap in salary between employees in the same department, I've never seen anything like it. Executives think everyone is expendable, managers know this isn't the case. The turnover issues continue.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your current employees what they are worth. Pay them what they would make working for a competitor, and what you would pay an external hire applying for the same position.


  2. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Limelight Networks

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations; stock price is incredibly low


  3. Ugh

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

    I worked at Limelight Networks

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

    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 Management

    - 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


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    Limelight company review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    Define clear business strategy and select projects to pursue that strategy


  6. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Worst company to work for

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

    I worked at Limelight Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Fire yourselves


  8. Lots of changes, but transitioning in the right direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Decent Place to Work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Don't let all your good people leave.


  10. A diverse work force with talented people

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

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for training and friendly office environment

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes; communication across different offices can be challenging

    Advice to Management

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


  11. Helpful (3)

    Quite the mess

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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



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