Limelight Networks Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Great environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule Cafe Great working environment Life/Work balance Competitive pay Decent medical coverage Paid holidays Vacation pay Relaxed fun environment

    Cons

    Higher medical deductible, but that is with most medical coverage's any more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing internal employees to maintain long term good employees. Incentives like the cafe are fantastic. Keep those up to maintain happy employees.


  2. Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in the ever growing content distribution/management space.

    Cons

    Communication with Management. Free for all territory.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and better incentives


  3. Helpful (1)

    Chaotic, insane hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing/Writing in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing/Writing in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well, the fields Limelight operates in are very pertinent in today's technology arena and economy. Cloud, video, content delivery. Some really smart people work there. Growing global presence. Potential to be a good company. Top echelon of mgmt has pretty good heart--but needs to let people have their weekends and evenings work-free.

    Cons

    I had too many bosses over my time there. No formal product training existed--everything was in people's heads or in old internal wiki notes. A lot of churn. It seemed that people either worked there a really long time or not much time at all...some of the developers really need to grow up--they hold the company back.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate people better--and include remote employees in more in-person meetings so they can do their jobs better. Be more aware of back-stabbing with your directs--some of them are real "players" more than good teammates.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Cool company that is moving in the right direction!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep moving in the right direction!


  6. Awesome place to work at.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Stay rooted. Keep moving towards following process.


  7. A great learning experience

    • 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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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

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

    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.


  9. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations; stock price is incredibly low


  10. Ugh

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Limelight company review

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

    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



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