Linedata Reviews in Boston, MA

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  1.  

    An okay place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Linedata full-time

    Pros

    - Collaborative and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    - Pay below industry average.
    - Desks are way too close to each other and they are too open -- no privacy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Could be awesome, but it's not

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Linedata full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people with high energy and good ideas. An easy, family-friendly work environment.

    Cons

    An executive management that does not understand the many companies that they've acquired, who micro-manage through sycophants who tell them exactly what they want to hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Give autonomy to the business lines and stop micro managing.
    2) Dump the multiple levels of management made up of politicos who tell you only what you want to hear.
    3) Advertise! You acquired several businesses who had name recognition, then re-branded them "Linedata", which is unheard of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people, metrics for success by top management encourages some marginal practices

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    Former Employee - Senior Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Boston, MA

    I worked at Linedata full-time

    Pros

    Independence, good hours, upward mobility

    Cons

    Awkward situations with clients who were way oversold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Back Office Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Linedata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible working hours, great benefits

    Cons

    low salary/bonus for Boston Financial sector, little place for movement withing the organization, lots of turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep talent in, offer a better salary/bonus to keep good ppl around

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Software Engineering in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Head of Software Engineering in Boston, MA

    I worked at Linedata full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great location in downtown Boston but the furnishings are a bit dated. There is a friendly culture and people socialize after hours. Health benefits and vacation policies are unusually generous for a company this size. Work hours are very flexible and work life balance is generally excellent.

    Cons

    penny pinching influence from Paris headquarters. Insufficient investment in R&D. Offshoring efforts have not been a huge success. Choice of location in Tunisia for non-French products questionable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money on a stronger sales force.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Smart coworkers, mediocre management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Linedata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - worker bees are consistently intelligent and good to work with
    - good working relationships with clients
    - good to grow your career via skills and projects, not titles

    Cons

    - management is not strategic, too reactionary
    - clients want us to do more for them, but management can't figure out how to capitalize on that (usually due to resource constraints)
    - promotions are non-existent
    - management rewards those that continuously create fires and put them out, instead of those that prevent them from occuring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not my long term plan

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Services in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Linedata

    Pros

    Free food and friendly enough people

    Cons

    heavy politic and confusing corp direction despite frequent communication ... absence of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is work, work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Trading Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Electronic Trading Specialist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Linedata

    Pros

    Team is awesome, people are friendly when there is less strees. people help out as much as possible. The drive is there for people.

    Cons

    senior management stinks. Promotions are handed to "best buddie" type people. If your in the inner clircle then your golden.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at some qualified people around the groups and i am sure you will find smart and leading people.
    Stop giving away senior posts to "best buddies" and start reconizing people who work for the company.

    No opinion of CEO

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