Linkyo Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
7 Reviews
2.7
7 Reviews
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    Great place to work! Great people to work with!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Puente, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Puente, CA

    I have been working at Linkyo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company is trying to improve in many aspects from systems to customer satisfaction level. I have the pleasure of working with people that are smart, enthusiastic, caring and supportive. Hardly no politics here at Linkyo. Linkyo is a small ecommerce company, so changes are quick and many challenges to experience. Great place to work for entrepreneur spirited people. Unlike the large company, CEO is easily reachable and your voice is quick to be heard. Overall, making decision to execution do not take forever like some other large companies. Company has super loyal employees that makes Linkyo shine. There are hard working and loyal employees (like me) at Linkyo that truly enjoys working here. I believe I grew professionally with Linkyo and is proud of where I am now. Vacation and health insurance plan has improved over the years. Hope for more improvement in the future!

    Cons

    Company is learning as we all experience changes but sometimes tend to be too proactive and at other times too reactive. A good balance will bring much success to Linkyo in the future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Reactionary Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linkyo

    Pros

    Good place to get some experience if you have none at all. Some of the people were great to work with. Hardworking employees who are smart and resourceful.

    Cons

    Management is not proactive, only knows how to react. Struggling to keep up with competition while competing in dying markets. Micro-management and is perpetuated by top management. Praise is not readily forthcoming, but mistakes immediately garner microscopic inspection.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive, don't just react to everything from changes in the market to employee satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    No room to reach higher position / career opportunities

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  La Puente, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in La Puente, CA

    I worked at Linkyo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get day off on your birthday if it falls on 2/29. Other than that - Almost none

    Cons

    Never learn and grow with company.
    Never an opportunities to reach higher position.
    Owner is not supportive and never listen to employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Sunset business will destruct itself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 12 people found this helpful  

    Only New College Grads Apply. All Else: STAY AWAY!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer  in  La Puente, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in La Puente, CA

    I worked at Linkyo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Could be a place to start off your career. So if you are a new college grad, this place will be perfect for you. Expect to learn lots by wearing many hats in this small company.

    - Non-management/non-senior coworkers are awesome. Because of the BS that will be thrown your way from the top down, you will build comradery with your peers. These will be some of the sweetest and most loyal people you will ever meet. Unfortunately, it will only be a matter of time before they leave for greener pastures.

    Cons

    - Company does not value employees: Employees are more or less viewed as mindless robots that can be disposed whenever convenient. Loyalty is only a one-way street. Expect any more than this and you will be disappointed, every single time, guaranteed.

    - Company lacks/has no direction: The company's strategy can change as often as day to day, usually due to a sudden revelation by management. You will be instructed to support this new revelation, and if it fails, will be blamed for its failure. If successful, don't expect any credit, that'll remain at the top.

    - Company compensation/benefits are dismal: Expect to be paid much less than market value for your position. The justification for this is explained through a bonus program, but these are just empty promises. When the time comes, the company will say there are no raises/bonuses for [insert time period] for [xyz] reason. Don't expect much more than the salary you are hired at. Also, as a 1st year employee, you do not receive any vacation days. Accrual for that starts the 2nd year. No 401k program is offered either. You will receive 2 sick days but it is frowned upon to take it, even if you are deathly ill.

    - Company does not trust employees: Expect to be either micro-managed or monitored closely. When you come, when you go, they will know. It's like the Truman Show, but in real life. There will be no privacy so don't expect it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture there, a complete overhaul, 180 degrees. The work environment is hostile, and the employees feel like they are of no value, just disposable commodities.

    Any great company will tell you their greatest assets are the employees, and their actions support this belief through their company policies and programs. Start off simple by offerring competitive wages, basic industry provided vacation time (10 days accrued started year 1), 401k program (match $x up to x%), etc. These will help get "good" people in. After which, remember to reward the ones that work so hard, the ones that remain loyal to the company. Do things like re-evaluating their salaries on an annual basis; make sure it's still competitive versus the market.

    Here's a universal truth: a happy employee would be more productive than an unhappy one. Productivity should never be generated out of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. This is not the way to go.

    Lastly: Stop wasting your time and writing fake Glassdoor reviews like the overly positive one listed below. You have to ask yourself WHY you have to do this in the 1st place. For the time you spent writing a fake positive review to offset all the negative ones, why don't you just spend that time to create (and enact) policies that make employees happy. Perhaps then they'll write positive reviews on their own. Crazy concept, right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 10 people found this helpful  

    A great place to hone your skills; veterans should really look elsewhere unless you need a rest before moving on

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  La Puente, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in La Puente, CA

    I worked at Linkyo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is growing and constantly reinvents itself
    Back end system is home grown

    Cons

    There is a serious need for an overall strategic vision
    Back end system is home grown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid making decisions based on theory without consulting with the actual people who will be implementing what you are asking for because in the end of the day you just end of frustrating everyone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lively and room to grow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  La Puente, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in La Puente, CA

    I have been working at Linkyo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Competitive pay. Challenging goals and firm directions. There are room to grow in career path. Lot of interactions between departments.

    Cons

    Senior management trying too hard to make everyone happy which a lot doesn't seem to appreciate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your objectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 13 people found this helpful  

    Anyone in his/her right mind should not even consider working in this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Linkyo

    Pros

    The best in this company is that you don't make reasonable income here so you can leave whenever you want. And you certainly know you can find a better one. And you can learn some Taiwanese if you like to.

    Cons

    Minimum wages for most. Under pay for the rest. Very stressful. Bad working environment. No vacation leave at the first year. No food or drink when working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all current management and hire some professionals to manage the company. And the leaders in the company must understand how to run businesses and American values.

    Doesn't Recommend

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