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    Serious Issues to Overcome

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linden Lab full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    CEO is great and actually kind of inspiring (the board of directors...not so much) Relatively large amount of independence to solve problems your own way...which can many times be a con Second Life is fun, and you can be your Linden avatar

    Cons

    Process-wise, Sansar is a disastrous clusterF... If you are hired for this project, run away fast. I've been on many projects and have never seen one so badly run - yo-yo management, constantly shifting priorities, rarely a clear line of authority (instead, you get directives from multiple areas), constant employee turnover, and almost no oversight. Code reviews are almost unheard of. Engineers don't really work well...

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    Advice to Management

    When engineers have specialties they come in to your company with, you need to try hard to make sure they work on something relating to that. It will make them happy, drastically increase the quality and quantity of their work output, and keep them from leaving for the first opportunity that DOES allow them to work on the area they enjoy focusing on. Engineers are not interchangeable cogs, or at least they shouldn't...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. 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 2 years

    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.

  2. Good Company to Work for if you're in the HQ

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Linden Lab full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Room for Advancement

    Cons

    Office Manager doesn't have to answer to anyone, Not Valued as an Employee

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