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Limelight Networks Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2019

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3.2
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52%
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70%
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Limelight Networks CEO Robert Lento
Robert Lento
90 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food - legit deli style sandwiches, soups, sodas, and much more(in 24 reviews)

  • "Great culture with fun to work environment(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management really doesn't understand how important security is, or they would rather not think about it(in 13 reviews)

  • "The old Boys Club is still strong in Tempe(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was reading through some of the reviews on Limelight and saw a couple very harsh and completely untrue statements about the current culture and future of limelight made by a current employee. As a current employee who also is on the account management team, I wanted to shed some light from my perspective. Limelight has a culture that is unlike any organization I have ever been apart of. The people of Limelight bleed...

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    Cons

    Commission payouts for new AM deals should be a little higher.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to energize your sales team with financial incentives.

    Limelight Networks2019-01-22
  2. "Terrible People Doing Mediocre Things"

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

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There's not much there anymore to rave about. They've intentionally killed most of the culture that made this place thrive. The people who actually do the work are fantastic, the engineers and the actual talent are amazing. Everyone from middle management and up are terrible human beings or "yes men" installed with no idea of what they are talking about.

    Cons

    Everything is a con at Limelight, a con job. Management get's more deflective, dishonest, and deceptive the higher they go. This was a great place half a decade ago, but every incentive and joy has slowly been removed and that rests entirely on management killing the culture and replacing good leadership with fear and ignorance. Management has become more interested in preserving their paycheck and position, while HR...

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    Advice to Management

    Sell the company off while you can. There is no good left here. Your NOC management team is truly worthless now that all actual leadership is gone.

    Limelight Networks2019-06-06

    Limelight Networks Response

    June 10, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback. As a tenured employee at Limelight we definitely appreciated the services you provided prior to you moving on. We are very fortunate to have leaders who are passionate about Limelight & who take our culture to heart when making decisions that will ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship......look no further than stock price and quarterly results"

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

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good people doing the work that makes the wheels turn

    Cons

    Management is clueless - keep promising to make some money "next quarter". In this economy with the growth of CDN traffic these clowns still cannot make this company profitable. As other mentioned the good old boy network is at work here - hopefully the board and shareholders will find real management team

    Advice to Management

    Board of directors do your job

    Limelight Networks2019-05-16
  4. "Great Company, Bad scheduling"

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    Former Employee - Network Operations Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, people, and pay

    Cons

    training, scheduling, no defined area of responsibility cutoff.

    Limelight Networks2019-03-24
  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer 

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time (More than 3 years). Great team. People in the team were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Engineering process became overkill., even a small change has to be reported to the senior management but not your direct engineering manager.

    Limelight Networks2019-02-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Make Software Engineering a Priority"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have internet-scale problems to solve. It's fun to be part of world-record breaking streaming events (e.g. olympics or presidential inaugurations)

    Cons

    engineering isn't the first-class citizen of the company

    Advice to Management

    invest in building a true engineering culture or continue being a commodity

    Limelight Networks2018-12-26
  7. Helpful (5)

    "It will slowly drain you"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Don't have to work hard and get paid pretty well. Back in the day the free deli was great but it's gone. We are packed like sardines but should be moving offices although I enjoy being on Mill, easy to get a drink after work.

    Cons

    If you enjoy sitting around all day long doing nothing, this is the right job for you. We are basically glorified customer service reps. If you are a motivated person, or enjoy sales, this is not the place. There is no chance of advancement, although nobody would want the job anyways. You will get lazy and talk about if you ever go back into sales, how hard it would be. You will sit around all day long talking with...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing, sitting around waiting to be bought out.

    Limelight Networks2019-01-15

    Limelight Networks Response

    January 23, 2019

    Thank you so much for your feedback & suggestions, it is very much appreciated. In regards to the feedback shared, we’d like to communicate the following -Limelight has grown it’s employee population quite a bit in the last year or so, this is a plus! We definitely want everyone ...

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  8. "Data Analyst Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Limelight Networks for less than a year

    Pros

    Free snacks, great work life balance, training program

    Cons

    Not very competitive compensation and benefit

    Advice to Management

    Everything is great. I love Limelight.

    Limelight Networks2018-11-11
  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working from home, great environment, a lot of room for growth, a lot to learn.

    Cons

    Not really any cons from my personal experience

    Limelight Networks2018-10-18
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Incompetent Management Team"

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

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth industry, some decent hard working people in the various offices

    Cons

    Management is incompetent all male cronies covering for each other above any other purpose while milking 10M+ a year out of the shareholders to keep flat. This place really needs a private equity company to take over and rip the band aid off by paying the executive team to go away. A single mid six figure general manager and some typical MBA admin staff could do what they have done for 1/10th the overhead. Inefficiency...

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    Advice to Management

    Retire, you got your fill

    Limelight Networks2018-10-10
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