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LiveJournal Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Company Downsized"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LiveJournal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -fun office environment
    -good work perks

    Cons

    -major investor hired inexperienced CEO who ran company into the ground


  2. "Great potential, but must fix communication problems caused by constant changes in ownership & management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours & agreeable to working from home in some cases, some exceptional people came through this company who were great to work with, the service itself was fun & exciting at times.

    Cons

    Constant changes in company management, parent company ownership, and overall vision for the service changed a fantastic internal culture and thriving online community into an environment where distrust and lack of communication grew over time, both internally and among members of the service.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving communication with people who use the service when implementing large scale design & feature changes. Don't develop the site exclusively for the needs of the blogger with a large, established audience.

  3. "Good people but lackluster product"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The culture at LiveJounal was great - good coworkers and attitude. I enjoyed my time there because of everyone I worked with.

    Cons

    The product was lacking relevancy and not much was being done to introduce new features to make it appealing to new customers. The parent company also had conflicting opinions with management which made it difficult to make any changes.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the parent company to allow more decisions to made internally as opposed to dictated by outsider managers.


  4. "LiveJournal is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Programmer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LiveJournal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours, interesting work

    Cons

    some employees are 11 time zones away, contact is sometimes problematic

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people a little better


  5. "It's been a blast, but cut short due to ever-changing strategies outside this office's control."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great product, great people to work with, so much potential!

    Cons

    Owned and controlled by a non-U.S. company, and priorities have never been adequately focused here, plus there was a level of indifference from the parent that made progress a challenge. We learned to decrease dependencies outside of our office, but that had the ironic effect of increasing the perception that U.S. office wasn't being effective. Communication suffered. It might be best for the office to be filled with more bi-lingual personnel.


  6. "LiveJournal, great promise, horrid execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Experience, working for a global company

    Cons

    Revenue opportunities for web 2.0 companies

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees, we will help you succeed.