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Limelight Networks Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great industry, relaxed work environment, with continuously improving processes and products (in 23 reviews)

  • If you work in the Tempe, AZ office there is free food in the cafeteria (in 20 reviews)

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

  • There is no career advancement at the company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good office atmosphere (satellite office), nice salary, unlimited PTO (without getting hassled by managers) is great. No micromanaging, there's a culture of respect between manager and employees.

    Cons

    A good bit of disorganization and constant priority switching. It's hard to see a large project to completion without being pulled off for the new important thing.

    Advice to Management

    Stay with the changes that we're making, I like where things are headed. Keep priority switching to a minimum, and if something does need a temporary change, come back to it after the new priority is complete.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid vision and objectives to conquer the market opportunity at hand. Many talented individuals and leaders with great products along with the ability to execute.

    Cons

    High turnover slows down progress and damages employee morale. The company is trying to catch up and oftentimes step on their own toes trying to do so.

    Advice to Management

    If someone makes you a reasonable offer please take it, many of us will forever thank you....


  3. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great opportunities if you're lucky to have the right management.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be political, sometimes good ideas are ignored. In the right org, you can learn a lot and get really far.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded. Some of your greatest minds, ideas, and strategies may come from middle management and not just your executive circles.


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  5. "Limelight Networks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to be a part of. Very laid back. Jeans and t-shirt kind of work place.

    Cons

    There are a number of people working here in high up positions who don't really do much, yet collect very hefty paychecks.

    Advice to Management

    Need more structure to help employees move up the corporate ladder. Low level employees have an opportunity but middle level seem very stagnant.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Dev"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Kitchen and great parking to enjoy downtown: The Technical Team is Awesome. Some of the smartest people in the industry are in those ranks.

    Cons

    I heard it and did not believe it until after three years it reared it's ugly head: There is a Good-Ole' Boys Club there and that's a fact.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people just because you know and trust them - they must have the necessary skill to lead as well. Groom them and send them to a good management school. Much of the management is simply people who have put in time and are liked by senior management.


  7. "play hard and work hard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Limelight Networks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Limelight is one of the best companies to work for if you like to maintain a flexible schedule. Are able to work physically long hours and are resilient. Staff at limelight has a bee hive mentality, we will get it done together. Awesome!!! You can count on your fellow mates for team work. Oh by the way the food is absolutely fantastic.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.
    Employees and the service they provide adds on to how others view company
    Provide training for all levels of workers.


  8. "I pity the fools"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Limelight Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment
    work life balance
    benefits

    Cons

    Poor technology
    Weak management
    Weak marketing
    High turn over
    Bad reputation in the CDN market for performance and service
    Dropping revenues and rising costs
    competition offers a superior solution

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company. If the technology is so great how come no one has purchased the company when it has a market cap of less than 150M (including the money in the bank) ?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Web Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Limelight Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's free food in the kitchen. They also have a great location.

    Cons

    They put an extreme amount of pressure on you to perform. Management doesn't communicate well with employees. Many of the employees are conceited.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask someone to pick out three content management systems (CMS), out of all the the various CMS in the industry, who has limited experience with only one CMS and who received only one day's training about Limelight's network.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dishonest to the core"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager/Commissioner in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager/Commissioner in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful commission structure and great support team. The office was nice and always well maintained.

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT!!! The management and HR was the worst I have ever encountered. I would not suggest this company to anyone. The rip off employees and customers too.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice to management is to quit and hopefully someone honest can take your place and recover from the damage you have caused.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Looking for stability.... keep looking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Limelight Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Coworkers are the reason I have stuck around. Without living in the past, there were many better days without the build up of silos and one half of the company pulling against the other.

    Cons

    Upper management has no concrete direction. They have plans yes. But at every turn there is a fight and a peeing match to see who has more power. Some customer complains about the littlest thing and policies need to be changed and upended. Apparently the CEO doesn't like to look at toes. No Sandals.

    Advice to Management

    Have a direction and build towards that. Quit making one-off solutions, thinking they are going to be the next market product. Invest in what you have now in both infrastructure and people. You will lose the loyalist employee if you keep dodging their needs and rewarding their successes.



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