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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
Neutral Outlook

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 (10)

    "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
    Negative Outlook

    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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Quickly eroding culture in the face of the pursuit of margin."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at lynda.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. The rank and file are all very talented, passionate, and amazing to work with.

    Cons

    This is a company with a serious identity crisis. Every time a direction is chosen, a new direction quickly supplants it without there having been sufficient time for the previous direction to reach any real level of fruition.

    As has been stated by others here, there is no reward for a job well done, and no consideration of seniority when it comes time to reduce operating expenses. The company has changed into just another cold, corporate machine driven only by profit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your employees, and start following your own core values. Specifically, to the founders of the company, stop listening to the money men, and start listening again to your heart. The culture of the company you founded was its single biggest strength, and that culture is quickly eroding thanks in no small part to the VC's and the Executive team who cannot see past numbers on a spreadsheet. There are intangibles and value that people bring to the table that helped support and foster the idea of creatively-driven, employee-centric company that produced top notch content from top notch talent.

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