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"Okay pay, but no growth for serious career long employment, dead end job"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
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Pros

Some great talent behind the wall of lynda.com, and they use to give us free food. They provide a clean campus near the beach, and they have pretty nice facilities.

Cons

That talent is wasted behind those walls, restrictions and greed weigh heavy on every single decision from legal to hospitality. Management is based on friendships and a lazy attempt to refill positions, seriously, even with terrible reviews they keep their managers in place. Make sure to drink and party with your manger to stay on top.

Advice to Management

Instead of watching out for yourself walk as a true leader and lead with love and compassion...be an example not a coward. And for the love of God stop partying with your employees.

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "The really care about their employees... Right up until they don't"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
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    I have been working at lynda.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great workplace. Beautiful area and campus. Enthusiastic and hands-on owner. Snacks. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    They're very rah-rah about the company and the employees that make the company so great. Which is great. Until they decide on a change of direction. Then they usually lay off the people they don't need anymore and hire new people to do these new things. Until the next change of direction. The upper management seems to like to throw people at problems instead of solving the bigger company-wide issues that lead to the problems.
    It's a great place to work as long as they know they need you. But as soon as they think they don't, you're unceremoniously booted. And this is not just referring to the 10% of the company that was recently laid off. I definitely would not advise anyone to relocate to work at lynda.com, as I've heard too many stories of cross-country moves, then layoffs within a year. And if you happen to be looking for a Marketing VP job, you'd have better job security as the drummer for Spinal Tap.
    My biggest criticism of lynda.com would be the wide gulf between how they present themselves to their employees as the benevolent rulers of the online education world, and the ruthless drive for profit that's the reality of their business.

    Advice to Management

    You hire people who are eminently qualified for their jobs. Let them do the jobs you hired them to do, and have faith that, just maybe, they can also adjust to the changes that you want to implement in the future. Stop pulling the rug out from under employees who love working for lynda.com. You're gaining a reputation as a revolving door when it comes to employees, and that's not the best way to get the best people.


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    "From mavericks to followers, lynda.com is just another corporation in 2013"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at lynda.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer free lunch 4 times a week and the HQ is located in a beautiful town and great for surfing if you're into that.

    Depending on your department you'll work with mostly cheerful people, but that's quickly becoming less and less as they hire "yes ma'am" type personalities who are afraid to act like themselves at this now cold corporate environment.

    Cons

    Lynda.com use to be bright and full of ideas, a real team vibe atmosphere and the sense that your ideas were considered with full enthusiasm! However these days the word "new" might as well be a swear word. They are afraid to take chances and senior management cares only about numbers, which in a successful corporation that's what you should worry about - in the 1950s.

    Lynda.com is a company on the verge of downfall soon to be the next Rome.com;; numbers are dropping, colleges are backing out of contracts and the online education word is moving onto free available e-learning content. Lynda.com refuses to change and their arrogance is catching up to them, it's not years but months before another mass layoff happens and don't expect them to care if you have a family or move across the country to work here. I watched them drop single mothers, physically ill, and employees far from friends and family due to a relocation to Lynda.com HQ.

    I think my big "oh wow time to look for a new job" moment came when Lynda and Bruce(owners of lynda.com) did not even show up to the meeting following the mass layoffs - they claimed they were home sick for the day, unable to face their terrified remaining employees...these people have changed...shame on them.

    I would highly recommend looking else where folks, most of us still here are looking for new jobs and this place is just another cold corporation now.

    Advice to Management

    Quit while you're ahead, you're all next during the new round of lay offs. They will cut middle management and cut loose senior management if the moral is low in their given department, which is just about every department at this point.

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