The Linde Group, Inc Reviews

Updated Aug 30, 2020

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The Linde Group, Inc CEO  Peter Linde
Peter Linde
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Linde Group is a company run by ethics. In this world it is rare to find any business that is driven not by profit, not by passion for their product, but by their desire to make the world a better place. Peter Linde and the entire management staff cares deeply about making everything they touch at least a little bit better. The Linde Group takes a unique approach to IT consulting and I think they knock it out of the park. Because the company is driven by integrity, Peter is not afraid to let clients go or turn away business if he finds their morales disagreeable. This means that the consultants and staff are always working with clients that love us as much as we love them. Finally, the Linde Group is really good at trust. If you are a self-maker who likes to work hard and learn new things - this is the perfect place for you to work. The Linde Group will see your passion and will trust you with harder and harder challenges. Meanwhile, they try very hard to retain a staff who's entire job is to make sure you aren't too stressed out and set you up for success.

    Cons

    Consulting can be hard. It can sometimes mean driving a lot, it can sometimes mean inflexible hours, and it can sometimes mean feeling alone at a strange client. This is more of a critique against what it means to be a consultant - the Linde Group management team recognizes this and tries very, very hard to alleviate these stresses.

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    "My time at Linde Group"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked at Linde Group for over 2 years, and I was assigned clients primarily in San Francisco (with a few in the east bay as required). To call it out directly, I'm not a manager and am not affiliated with The Linde Group anymore. I've made some friends at work that I still keep in really close contact with, but other than that, I'm in no way associated. I've noticed a post here calling out some pretty alarming stuff, and just want to say that I have my doubts. I had a great experience with my managers and appreciated the amount of attention given to things often overlooked (like soft skills, presentations, etc.) I actually -appreciated- the fact that I could have someone look over a client-facing email prior to hitting send, and was encouraged to do so. I got a lot of really great experience, and learned a lot in some very complex environments (at some diverse clients). This experience led me away from Linde Group once I received an offer for a position I just couldn't turn down. Had I not been lured away I would still be happily working at the Linde Group

    Cons

    People mention the travel A LOT on here (a few posts referring to all-hands being a PITA to attend). There are lots of remote-oriented companies that don't have this dynamic, and it's a shame that people don't see the interaction w/ clients and colleagues as a plus, but it's worth calling out. People are frustrated by the commute to clients. Part of working at LG was a pretty up-front approach to where you'd be and the expectations that you'd be there.

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  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great exsposure and horrid "leadership.""

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desktop Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can "break in" to the Tech world and get great exposure to different tools, software, and hardware. Clients in my time were cool. Employees are a mixed bag. Some are really awesome humans (most of those left) and the others are strange people. Your teammates will help you learn a lot! The team is a diverse team and empowers people of all backgrounds to be represented. That part is great!

    Cons

    From the top down there is a lot of micromanagement and games that get played. The CEO is a Salesmen first and loves to talk, talk, talk. You'll see a lot of people glad handling him. From my personal experience, he seems like he wants to do the right things but when the pavement hits the road, he turns his back on his word. The COO lovesssss playing games. If it isn't her idea, its not gonna fly. They're both stuck in how things were done in 2001 and can't adapt to fresh, new ideas. The "Team Managers" serve ZERO purpose other than micromanaging your commute times and work orders. They will offer very little in terms of training (was there 2 years and learned all on my own minus the ACSP they help with that). Most of the goods ones were fired or laid off. If you don't fall in line and dress how they like, act how they like or be how they like, you'll get nowhere. For as much as they claim they love diversity, if its not their brand of it, you'll get railroaded out.

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  4. "Great opportunity for IT professionals"

    4.0
    Former Employee - IT Specialist 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Linde Group, Inc full-time

    Pros

    There is a super wide range of work that you can tackle while working at The Linde Group. You have people who are just diving into IT, and the Senior level coworkers with impressive experience in both consulting and technology. The best part about the job is that you will explore different environments, industries, and categories (project management, networking, asset management, etc.) all at once.

    Cons

    Few things: 1. Challenging to get a close bond with coworkers - as consultants, we are sent out to client sites and is difficult to have face-to-face chats with coworkers 2. Inflexibility in schedule - this is just a nature of consulting. Just something to note for anyone getting into consulting This is more of my personal work style that didn't match and not necessarily a con for The Linde Group.

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    "Happy Camper"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    • C-Level executives are approachable, easy to talk to and always willing to listen. The level at which they are involved and invested into the day-to-day affairs still surprises me, even given the size of the organization. I think that this is a perfect encapsulation of the dedication and continued efforts that they and everyone else shows into growing the organization. • The investment in each individual's professional growth shown by management. • Transparency and willingness to share details about direction, client engagements and items that are still a work in progress from management and C-Level executives.

    Cons

    • Some systems that are used internal are a bit cumbersome to use, but I do know that to my point above, these issues are known and being addressed. As others have noted, change takes time but managers and executives are aware of these areas for improvement. • Travel reimbursement to client sites tends to favor those with driving commutes vs. those that utilize public transportation and other options.

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    "A Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    • Linde Group people are individual and collectively caring, conscientious people. • Managers are encouraging in success and patient in the midst of opportunities for growth. • Co-workers are nice, helpful, and kind. • Linde Group is open to big ideas, changes, and opportunities when presented appropriately. • Linde Group doesn't just care about your work; they care about you as a person, family, etc. This is uncommon in IT and displayed in various ways. They pay well and want you to stick around.

    Cons

    • You have to be patient with grey areas. These can be difficult, but often worth it. • You have to be comfortable with switching gears often. This can be difficult, depending on personality. • You have to be flexible in the midst of change, as it is a constant.

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    "A haven of caring humans!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for, if you get offered the job, take it! The C-Level management is caring and gracious, and the employee management seemed to always have the best intentions! - Good Benefits - Great Co-workers - Attentive Mangers - Great Clients - Easy to work for - Awesome Office Staff - Nice Location

    Cons

    The management style does not mesh with everyone. Some managers made you feel like the client was more important than the technician, my manager was awesome though! - Inflexible schedule - Slow hiring process - Lots of paperwork - Technical documentation was Inconsistent and hard to use

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    "Waste of Time"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay Is Okay. Free Food, Time to Study

    Cons

    Lots of back stabbing, Management dont know there head from a hole in the ground. The CEO acts like a spoiled child, The COO takes everything as a competition. They waste your time with training the has nothing to do with IT. Closed minded to different ideas that aren't inline with left mined people.

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    The Linde Group, Inc Response

    CEO

    Hi Everyone - “Spoiled child” CEO here. :) As you can see, we’re not the right fit for everyone and not everyone is the right fit for us. I actually appreciate this review because it allows me to point out a couple of things that are important to us: 1) Our COO *is* competitive. She has advanced blackbelts in two martial arts, was a criminal defense attorney (who liked to win for her clients), and is one of the kindest people I have ever met. And she does want our company to be the best it can be - and maybe even a bit better than any other. If being your best isn’t what you want for your work life, you’re probably going to end up angry and fired, like this reviewer. 2) In addition to technical training to improve our employees’ skills, we also invest in helping them write well and present well. This may not have to do with IT, but it has a lot to do with professional consulting. If working in a professional environment isn’t your bag, we’re not likely to be either. 3) The reviewer is correct that many people - in our company and in the Bay Area - lean left politically. As individuals and as a company, we believe in diversity, inclusion, and fairness. If these ideas sound like a “cesspool,” to you, you won’t enjoy swimming here. Having said all that, I never take pleasure in knowing that we made someone this unhappy. When people are not a fit (i.e. we made a hiring mistake), we try to take action quickly. In this case, this person spent less than 2 months with us during which they were very obviously unhappy.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "50/50 Work Place"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of different clients and start up companies in the bay, Which is a great way to learn about different technologies and skills! Great opportunity to get your foot in the door and then venture out.

    Cons

    Super and over excessive micro management! The mangers really serve no purpose other than to guide the relationship you build with the clients, instead of you building true trust with them. None come from a tech background, so you better off asking other consultants. Some people are friendly but others and even managers have hidden agendas and put on this fake corporate smile to let your guard down. Feedback is very board and no clear explanation on what you need to improve! you do not receive feedback till like 4 months later. Clients will "claim" they like you but by the time you receive feedback and filtered through 6 people, all of sudden there are tons of problems. In addition to that, clients and even co workers will never be direct with you! People like to suck up to upper management as of way to either get a raise or further they personal agenda. I could ramble on but i will leave it at that!

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    "Lucky me"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Linde Group, Inc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love working here! To get hired here, who you are as a person is just as (or more) important than the skills you arrive with. I have learned a lot, earned certifications, and helped others learn too. The team is collaborative, ethical, smart, hard working, and fun too. In all my years in tech, I can say this is the best team I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    My commute is on the longer side, but overall it is worth it.

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