Limelight Networks - Generally a good working environment, but the company is trying to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. | Glassdoor
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"Generally a good working environment, but the company is trying to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up."

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time

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 Management

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).

Other Employee Reviews for Limelight Networks

  1. "Lack of teamwork and management integrity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Free Lunch
    - Dart board
    - No accountability

    Cons

    - Employees and managers in "deflection mode" to avoid work or responsibility for their actions
    - Lack of positive reinforcement from peers/managers
    - Pay well below scale


  2. "Smart People, Good technology buy muddy vision"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great co-workers
    - Potential to learn a lot of new stuff
    - Potential to grow

    Cons

    - Becoming more focused on sales, instead of customer success and innovation
    - Unclear vision
    - Non-existent brand value
    - Old school management

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees in a competitive market. Develop employee growth programs and provide realistic timelines for strategy executions. Hiring more managers will not help in achieving customer success or innovating to beat competitors, which in turns builds a brand.

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