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Pros
  • Great compensation, great team, great benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great benefits, great people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The rock solid company culture disappeared with Lynda and Bruce (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A good mission"

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    Former Employee - Senior Front End Engineer in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Front End Engineer in Agoura Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lynda.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The core mission of Lynda.com is education. I was a customer before and after my brief period there, so yeah, I liked the place. People are likable to work with, free lunches from good places.

    Cons

    The Agoura office had people too separated, and there was this kind of malaise around there. Low energy. I would not want to hang out with the people I worked with for any reason.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the managers in the Agoura office are less than personable. You don't need beanbag chairs and gamerooms, but maybe less like a hospice.


  2. "Excellent Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lynda.com full-time

    Pros

    Best company I've worked for yet!

    Cons

    Not much to say, I was very happy here.

  3. "Company was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lynda.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a successful company, this was a great place to work. The company really made a concerted effort to try to treat its employees well. This didnt always turn out the best, but the effort was definitely made.

    Cons

    Senior management majorly lacked direction through some critical growth years. As such, there were a lot of things that they had to play catch up on all the time.


  4. "A Great Company to Work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lynda.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone working at lynda.com while I was still there was very intelligent and very personable. The executives and owners of the company were very approachable. Compensation was good and benefits were also pretty darn good. At first, the whole company felt like a family.

    Cons

    Towards the end of my employment, company culture and family feel had gone away and things became more about the bottom line. There was also very little room or encouragement for growth within my department.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage continual learning for your employees. Encourage growth within your departments and make sure to always build camaraderie inside and outside of the office as often as possible. Happy teams are effective teams.


  5. "Training Solutions Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Training Solutions Advisor/Account Executive in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Training Solutions Advisor/Account Executive in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lynda.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation, great team, great benefits

    Cons

    New management, not the same motives as when I was first birhired


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not quite a start up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at lynda.com full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, people actually cared about what they are doing. A leader in the industry, and are still unafraid of innovating new ways of education.

    Cons

    Was not very organized, departments didn't communicate well to each other. Some information that was supposed to be delivered from one department to another were delayed for long periods of time.


  7. "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at lynda.com full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great culture, great people

    Cons

    Competing priorities, very busy. Not many

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Carpinteria, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at lynda.com (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great work environment, great benefits (paid medical and dental), snacks and lunches provided.

    Cons

    no culture, poor senior leadership in some departments

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building culture/values.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, innovative company with fantastic content.

    Cons

    Lots of changing direction prior to LinkedIn acquisition, in order to manage rapid growth


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at lynda.com full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people, lots of tactical ownership

    Cons

    Revolving door of management, no insight into strategy


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