Limelight Networks Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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  1. Worst company to work for

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


  2. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Don't let all your good people leave.


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  5. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 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.


  6. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits at LLNW are great, the values are in line with our mission, and unlimited vacation policy is amazingly flexible. There is a lot of room for career growth and development in this company. The atmosphere is clean, bright and cheery.

    Cons

    My main complaint is that middle management has the tendency of overreacting and not handling crisis management well. There is definitely room for improvement that our new c-suite team is doing a great job trying to improve. They are placing new industry experienced Senior VPs that help Mgr to Director level employees improve in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Please supply more management training in the areas of HR, Cultural Diversity and Crisis Management. Please...not video trainings. Actual experienced trainers that can provide in-person training courses in efforts to help them become more effective leaders. Middle Management should also look at this type of training as an opportunity to improve not a waste of their time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A startup that has not grown up...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, free deli, open PTO policy and some great people to work with. There are a lot of games like pool, ping pong, darts and shuffleboard to get your mind off work for a bit. Given the right conditions, there is a lot of opportunity to make good changes happen there.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability, direction and unity. Projects make it to 80%, then the next shiny object seen is the new focus. Fire drills overrule quality and doing it right the first time. The startup mentality of just get it done and make it work, needs to change. The salary isn't bad, but usually not up to industry. Most people have to leave in order to get a decent raise.

    Advice to Management

    Get the direction set and advertised. Promote communication between organizations as a lot of people are duplicating work and don't know the direction of other organizations. Do more employee appreciation events and compensate you employees that produce. A company wide bonus structure would be a good morale and retention strategy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Who you know not what you know

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food at deli. That's about it.

    Cons

    No career growth at all in this company. Lots of politics. You have to be in the circle in order to get where you want to go within the company. If you are not in the circle, you are in a lost land. No one cares and no one appreciates you. It is really sad. They promote people who makes tons of mistakes over and over again; and also those who have no experience. You know why? Again, it is who you know not what you know!

    Advice to Management

    I've got nothing.. it does not matter. If the management wants to listen to what their employees think, they should have done that a long time ago. Since I am no longer working there, my advice and opinion does not matter anymore.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Welcome to Convergys 2.0!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As with most jobs, the people make it enjoyable. Flexible hours and the company deli are also a nice perks.

    Cons

    Welcome to Convergys 2.0! Did you used to work at Convergys and are currently unemployed? Well don't worry, even if you are grossly unqualified for the job, Limelight Networks has a Director, VP or C-level position waiting for you! It is disgusting how the new regime is so blatantly bringing in their pals to fill positions that should be filled by local qualified individuals or better yet, promote from within..Cronyism at it's best. The new motto is "Spend it like it's your's". Apparently this means hire all manager and above level employees from outside of AZ and require them to travel to Tempe on a weekly basis.

    Advice to Management

    You have a good thing going here, don't let your greed and Cronyism mess this up. Hire local talent and promote from within. You have to stop hiring unqualified people, especially Convergys employees. Your lack of honesty is transparent. Don't give up on your employees and this once wonderful company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work with lots of opportunities to make a difference

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of talented people to work with, diverse environment, remote work friendly, nice perks (discounts, health and fitness support, flexible PTO)

    Cons

    Too many abandoned projects that need to find owners (technical debt), insufficient technical leadership (e.g. pick an official CM tool already).

    Advice to Management

    Stop focussing on your bonuses and focus on things that need to be done on the technical side of the house.



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