Limelight Networks

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Limelight Networks Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
126 Reviews

2.9
126 Reviews
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Limelight Networks President, CEO & Director Robert Lento
Robert Lento
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Great perks, including free food, games, and a very casual work environment (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • They just haven't run into what essentially amounts to the BS of upper management yet (in 9 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Extremely flexible hours (depending on department)
    Free food/snacks from the world famous Limelight Deli
    Your fellow employees will consist of an immense brain-trust of talent including some of the nation's top notch engineers, programmers, managers and technicians.

    Cons

    Some of the departments have mandatory 10 hours shift, but they are 4 x 10's
    Some departments have mandatory 12 hour shifts but they are 4/3, 3/4 day structures by week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and pushing Limelight forward to the future!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limelight is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Engineers get to innovate and create solutions regularly
    Small team sizes maintain startup feel but with mid-size budgets
    Management provides clear objectives and respects their employees
    Very solid work-life balance is possible

    Cons

    Competitive market space
    Based in Phoenix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do, great things are ahead!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company I've worked for so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment in a very flexible schedule
    Easy to step away during the day for a game of pool or ping pong in the office
    Ability to work on cutting edge technology and help develop the tools and products of the internet future
    Work from home whenever needed

    Cons

    As a salary employee I work about 50-60 hours a week
    Internally many things are dependent on single people - causes issues when you can't get a hold of that one person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are keeping employees happy with bonus/pay compensation and carerr growth. No one likes to feel like they are going no where in their career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Good technology stack and awesome team support to build innovative features, smart people, lots of growth opportunities. Definitely the best company I have worked for in terms of Job as well as the people working around me. Offers flexibility to maintain a work life balance.

    Cons

    Need to improve on medical plan offerings for families

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good balance of stability versus agility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Working on SaaS solutions with the engineers who build the CDN can lead to cool software.
    A lot of growth in mobile.
    Stable environment without too much red tape.
    Get to release software every 6 weeks.

    Cons

    There are some overlapping/competing products.
    The various teams could do with more integration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some more product managers would go a long way.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative technology, motivated and creative people make it a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The company values innovation and improvements. It's a small enough place to have an impact on the business and our products and services. The people are generally great, collaborative, motivated.

    Cons

    The benefits are just ok. They really need to provide better vacation benefits and incentive pay to be competitive. The Bay Area is a lot more competitive than Tempe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employee retention one of your high priorities!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Competitive & casual work environment, excellent vision from Executives, strong leadership, good name recognition, good benefits, competitive compensation package, fun team outings, excellent support, and open deli. The company is constantly striving to make their products better, their workplace better, and is a major player in our industry.

    Cons

    Programs/products are sometimes rolled out before they are completely ready, which cause Support issues, but I've found this to be the case with all companies I've worked for that want to get their products to market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome employer!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Flexibility, not micro-managed, open communication - information is shared readily to everyone, teamwork -
    To those who had issues - you are responsible for getting your own work done, if assignment is not clear it is up to you to ask for clarification (in other words, be an adult!)

    Cons

    Departments need to work more cohesively. There is a "that is not my responsibility" attitude in some departments which needs to go away. We are all responsible for ensuring complete customer satisfaction!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the improvements coming!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Generally a good working environment, but the company is trying to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Free food/drinks, casual work environment, nice office space, many talented individuals, afforded individual freedom. Good benefits package and competitive compensation (there is an opportunity for RSUs). While the company has much maturing to do, they seem to slowly be making progress in the areas of process improvement and integration of disparate business units.

    Cons

    -The company has many talented individual contributors, but relatively weak leadership. I am surprised that there has been virtually no change in the leadership team in recent years given the financial results of the company.
    -The company seems to be constantly chasing the tail of competitors and redefining itself.
    -Innovation seems to happen despite the focus on day-to-day operations as opposed to having people focused on innovation and research as a primary function.
    -The executive team is rarely seen. On a positive note, they are heard from and do share information on a regular basis. I feel like they are missing a big part of the picture because of the lack of interaction with the 'common folk'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As much as I dislike micromanagers, the senior leadership team should spend more time interacting with individual contributors. How about a few working teams on some hot topic areas or a brown bag lunch with a few departments? I would also like to see the employees have the same rules on compensation as the executives (ex: if executive RSUs partially vest immediately, so should all other employees).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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