Linedata Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
24 Reviews

2.7
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to get experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linedata full-time for 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
  2.  

    Used to be great but not anymore

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great company! I love working here

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

    I have been working at Linedata full-time for 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    An okay place to work.

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    • Senior 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

    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
  8.  

    Back Office Engineer

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    • 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 for 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
  9.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
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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 for 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart coworkers, mediocre management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior 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 for 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
  11.  

    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

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