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"Executive Leadership all over the place, many execs coming and going"

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good base Salary for Sales, Manager is a Good Guy. They have a good story but the challenge is being able to get the word out and sell it which isn't happening yet.

Cons

Leadership is all over the place about where to focus outside of on themselves. Many Senior level people have been let go/replaced in the last 7 months. Absolutely zero qualified leads driven by Marketing in the last eight months and in fact they drive so many unqualified leads that it eats into productive time. Stress level is very high across the organization and it is felt from Account Management to Sales. Current quotas were put together without any basis for historical performance, rather what they thought people should be able to do. Not a recipe for success. Little to no Marketing support, especially with a change in sales direction and no customer facing collateral in 3 months from PowerPoints to PDFs. Changed focus to managing the "Digital Presence" and didn't bother to spend any time putting anything together for Sales to present to clients in that 3 month period but demand results.

Advice to Management

Focus a little less on worrying about your bonuses (changing the criteria in the 8k filing on September 5th 2012) to ensure you can hit your bonus outside of the original plan and out some effort into supporting your team.

"On September 5, 2012, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of Limelight Networks, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a supplemental bonus pool created within the existing 2012 Master Executive and Management Bonus Plan (the “Plan”) in order to align employee incentives with the Company’s strategic initiatives, specifically growth of the software-as-a-service component of the Company’s business. This supplemental bonus pool does not increase or modify the target bonus amount for any named executive officer or other Plan participant, but does create an alternative corporate performance goal, attainment of which provides an alternative method for Plan participants:
to earn a portion of their existing target bonus amounts.

Other Employee Reviews for Limelight Networks

  1. "Good technology with bad management and support"

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    Former Employee - Market Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Market Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Better than average salaries and benefits with a casual working environment

    Cons

    Extremely under qualified executive management with very short sighted thinking. Very high attrition rate for all especially within their management teams. The company looses most clients after their contracts expire and most do not return. The culture is to continue to drive new sales ti back fill attrition though the do not track attrition. Most the execs work in San Francisco while the company is headquartered in Arizona creating a large disconnect between management and operations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay yourselves less. A company grossing less than 200 million a year does not need to be paying the executive team 10% of those revenues. Focus on your clients and not the street. They year of the customer should not be just a one year sales theme...it should be your mission statement.


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    "Just Don't...."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Technology based services & solutions
    - Dynamic growth market
    - HUGE potential
    - Free lunch

    Cons

    - Elementary school environment
    - Decision are based on nepotism & emotion
    - Professionalism -- doesn't exist
    - Free lunch (it's to keep you from leaving the building)

    Advice to Management

    Grow up...you went public and it's a real business now so you need to make some tough decisions about your quirky leadership team. Yes, they helped you get to the current level of success, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.

    You're not Google or Facebook...put the toys away and get people working when it needs to be done, not when they feel like it. Contrary to your belief, this doesn't breed innovation it's breeds contempt becasue only the boss' favorites are given the option to show up when they want.

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