Linden Lab - A once great place to work with an exciting product now on the decline | Glassdoor
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    "A once great place to work with an exciting product now on the decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Linden Lab

    Pros

    - Great people, though there are less and less people remaining - Fun projects, some very challenging engineering and social (in-world) problems to solve - History of great alumni and of breaking new ground - A better than average kitchen and refreshments - Pretty solid resume building buzzword compliant technology ( C++, Python, Netezza, CEP, large scale MySQL, big data challenges with a recent sprinkling of Hadoop...

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    Cons

    ... I got too frustrated and couldn't take it any more - Management scared to try and tackle big engineering challenges, sticking to tiny iterative changes and expecting to "move the needle" with tiny often silly "improvements" (and the charts never change from the slow sad decline despite management desiring them to) - Inability to address engineering technical debt - management is simply scared of it - Fundamental...

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    Advice to Management

    - Listen to your staff, they know much more than you realize about what is really happening - Focus attention on the main product, Second Life - Get active, get to actually know the staff and the projects, not just the insulating layer of middle managers - manage by wandering around - not by being aloof and awol - Take Second Life to Mobile, attempt to go big, not just go home

    Linden Lab2012-02-22
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    "Unique employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linden Lab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment, with flexibility that only an established battled worn company in the bay area can provide.

    Cons

    A little too flexible at times, with some employees not operating at the level you would like your peers to operate at.

    Linden Lab2017-08-02
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    "Terrible!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Linden Lab full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Linden lab had good pay and benefit

    Cons

    Racist and transphobic to anyone who wasnt the "norm" to them

    Linden Lab2019-03-02

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