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Linedata Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • Collaboration most notably at the Senior Management level is frowned upon, and rank and file attitudes are most desired (in 9 reviews)

  • penny pinching influence from Paris headquarters (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A company for adults!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Linedata full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the amount of trust, no hand holding whatsoever, I'm trusted to handle my workload without micromanaging. Lots of opportunities to create, great team, nice being able to work with people from all over the world. People treat each other like family, some have been here for 10 or more years. Free food, monthly chair massages, happy hours, genenerous benefits package and flexibility to WFH.

    Cons

    not doggie friendly, low pay,

    Advice to Management

    put more value on people, people should be the #1 priority


  2. Helpful (1)

    "And more of the same again"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great colleagues - very supportive, work life balance is good

    Cons

    difficult to know what to start.. Head office management do not seem have a clue, treat their employees appallingly. As previous review your performance is not reflected in the bonus/pay increase, if you are liked you get above the annual percentage increase and whats left is split between the rest. Surprising nothing has improved changed since I left and the comments. Disappointed

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees equally they deserve it

  3. Helpful (1)

    "more of the same that you read on this company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Linedata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work with nice people , ability to work from home , great office location, free coffee and snacks..do your work and you will be left alone , but don't expect any reward for doing a good job

    Cons

    "mgmt." is a joke , Paris calls all the shots, our business is under attack from better funded and more focused competitors , years of neglect on the flagship product is taking its toll, business dying a slow death...you can work hard..but it means absolutely nothing at bonus time

    Advice to Management

    sell the company....sell the company....sell the company...to someone who cares


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great company and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best benefits in the business. 100% health and dental coverage for employee. Was 100% for family until ObamaCare crap emerged.
    Flexible work hours.
    Great coworkers and work environment.
    Beer is allowed at work.

    Cons

    Software technology is old an non-scalable.
    Don't put effort in keeping talented employees.
    Poor leadership and vision from upper management.
    No sales for awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Set a bold vision and execute it. Stop holding on to ancient technologies. Take employees' advice.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Former Full Time Employee NOT in R&D"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Linedata (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (health, etc)
    Snacks are stocked (is that even a Pro)

    Cons

    Lack of Vision/Leadership from the Top-Down. What's the core target? What do you envision for the product? How is Linedata different? No strategic/tactical approaches for Growth (capital G). Every corporate decision is a reactive one. Sales and Account Management departments are a constant revolving door. Service/Support teams understaffed, overworked, left out to dry. Professional Services begging for more work, because the pipeline is dry. Why is that the case?

    Lack of technical innovation (old, antiquated stack)

    Compensation based on....nothing material. Not a single employee knew how compensation was ACTUALLY determined. Likely determined by how well "liked" you were, or how adherent you were to management's every whim. Not based on skill or result-based outcomes - no qualitative/quantitative measures exist. Self performance evals are a farce.

    Lack of personal/professional development; mobility in any direction is usually stifled for unjustified reasons

    No accountability to local/regional management - blame game abounds

    Band-Aid fix approach to every problem. Reactive vs Proactive

    Cannot retain talented/hungry workforce - HR dept is wholly encumbered to upper management, not an ally of the employee workforce

    Advice to Management

    How many GD reviews do you have to read (if you even care) until you get the hint.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership is out of touch with business & staff - figure out who and what you are"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Relationships with co-workers are very strong.
    - Benefits are very good, and the Human Resources staff is genuine, caring & willing to lend thoughtful assistance when needed.
    - Flexibility in working hours and location depending on your team and manager.
    - Genuine and good people that remain are always willing to help and lend a hand no matter what their title is or group they are working in.

    Cons

    - Antiquated technology stack with little qualified leadership to execute on changing it.
    - Local leadership is under qualified for the decisions they have been put in charge to make
    - Compensation changes are determined by a small group who's criteria is based on liking people and not necessarily impact and skill sets.
    - Lack of focus on what is important to the business & clients leads to short sighted initiatives that never get executed fully, on time or with the impact they should. Lot of running in place.
    - EBITDA is king and how effective the business is in getting to their final profit % is not factored in. Often fabricated by purchasing profitable companies near year end, and then consuming their good standing.
    - Opinions and creative ideas are met with opposition and those with them are labeled as malcontents and difficult to work with. Collaboration most notably at the Senior Management level is frowned upon, and rank and file attitudes are most desired.
    - Human Resources is the most in touch with the changes that need to bring the organization back but is paralyzed and ineffectual due to local & senior leadership stifling their ability to make effective and needed changes to organization and staff.
    - Strong co-worker relationships are forged by commiserating about long hours, poor product quality, poor leadership and organizational direction which often keeps staff there longer. Builds a base of mistrust and ultimately creates division.

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on what is important to the clients, the business and then hyper-focus staff to executing on those things. Doing too many things at one time, with poor quality and execution, creates unstable, unwilling, and unhappy staff that leads to attrition of good people. Ensuring staff is focused and taken care of will allow many of the lofty business goals to be achieved as well as empower and inspire them to take good care of clients and create great products.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "where innovation goes to die"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People on the ground are smart, willing to help, and try to do their best with the constraints they have. Benefits are pretty good. 401K matching. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Top management in Paris doesn't understand US business culture, doesn't care about employees, and seems downright anti-customer. Morale has been killed as trusted local leadership and key contributors have all recently left or been shown the door. No communication, no vision. All at below-market pay.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate and invest or become irrelevant. Treat your people better. Communicate - the vacuum is filled in with rumors, fear, and inefficiency.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Free Food"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Linedata full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with will be smart. Although they let the real smart ones walk out the door. The best thing about this company is the free food.

    Cons

    Lowest pay in the business.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Services in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Linedata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Good co workers. Good location. Free snacks in the kitchen. Many people stay for a long time

    Cons

    Management is not connected to their people. HR is struggling to turn around attitudes which are not good. People are not valued, if you work hard to stand out you are only given more to do

    Advice to Management

    Value your people


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Decent place but constant changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule - great work/life balance

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing - slow to make decisions - flip-flopping on direction

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision - put a direction in place - empower local management to execute - be patient


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