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Linedata Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good environment and work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Linedata full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting challenges, and smart people who are easy to work with. Comfortable office environment with regular activities like pot-luck lunches. Fair compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Not a fast growth industry so consequently not many opportunities for advancement. Demanding client base can lead to project challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on opportunities for innovation and future growth. Invest in expanding the markets/capabilities for existing products. Invest in marketing/brand awareness/partnerships. Linedata is an unknown brand in the US and this has adversely affected the name recognition for existing products/companies that you have acquired - protect your investment!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    One of the better companies to work for in the financial services industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Implementation Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Implementation Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Linedata full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Intelligent people
    -Positive work environment
    -Opportunities for personal growth and training
    -Flexibility to carve your own path--if you are motivated

    Cons

    -Promotions are only considered at the end of the company's fiscal year (no mid-year promotions)
    -Even though this is a European (French) company, the time-off policies are only slightly better than average in the U.S.
    -Working remotely is an option for some, but not for others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider spending more time creating processes and pathways through which current employees can accelerate in and advance their careers. The organization does excellent work towards client satisfaction, but this must not be at the expense of employee growth and well-being.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Used to be great but not anymore

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Linedata

    Pros

    All the pros are disappearing - used to have 100% company paid health Insurance its gone, great bonuses... gone

    Cons

    little direction never replace people that leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leadership, invest and replace departed employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to get experience

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

    I worked at Linedata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. A lot of knowledgeable people who are happy to help others learn. At the lower levels there is a great client focus with people having a deep caring with regards to client satisfaction. Its a great place to learn about the industry and technology before going somewhere that will pay for your skills.

    Cons

    At the upper most level of management (CEO) there is a complete breakdown. It seems like the only thing that is cared about is short term results, so decisions are made to increase profitability in the short term, many of which have adverse long term affects. It makes it very hard to take on any meaningful projects as they are unwilling to put any funding towards a project that isn't already making money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers manage. There are a lot of great managers at levels below the CEO (though there are exceptions, most are good) that, if given sufficient runway, could do a great job. Also, invest in talent.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company! I love working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Linedata full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've enjoyed working here for years. The people are nice and the work is interesting.

    Cons

    Processes can change mid stream and be frustrating if you like structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Could be awesome, but it's not

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  8.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    An okay place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    - 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
  10.  

    Back Office Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Fun place to work

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