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great for entry level
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 12, 2016
If you need a few years to add experience to your resume, this is the place. Below average pay/benefits. Private equity owned, so big decisions go through the board. Products are great but super expensive and the ones that were created to compete on price either don't work, we don't know how to use, or in a market that is commoditized.
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Sketchy
Manager (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 20, 2016
It's tough to describe a typical day at work because everything changes on a day to day basis because of knee jerk reactions by leadership. Job stability is non-existent. If you make it a year, consider yourself tenured.

Management means well, but they are handcuffed by the top brass, who doesn't seem to understand the business or products all that well. To top that off, many decisions are coming from the venture capital firm that owns Lanyon, Vista Equity Partners. They think they can drop cookie cutter processes that have "worked" for other companies on every single company they own and expect the same results. They might be wrong on this one.

The hardest part of the job is the instability and that the products just don't seem to be competitive. The best part is that you get to meet some truly great people. Unfortunately, you have to keep up with them after they leave the company because they don't last lone. Low pay is a major contributing factor to that.
Pros
Good environment to learn
Cons
Horrible pay and benefits. Lot's of uncertainty.
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Things are Looking Up after Bumpy Growth
Corporate Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 2, 2016
Things move fast at Lanyon, and the company has gone through major growth and transformation having grown from ~70 to almost ten times that many employees in the past three years. There were definitely significant growing pains along the way, particularly with disparate systems and misalignment between various levels of management. At the same time, the growth allowed people to advance their careers in ways that wouldn't be possible in most other situations.

Currently, things definitely seem to be trending upwards. Most departments appear to have a very good work/life balance and the office environment is relatively relaxed and laid-back. Employees are held accountable for their own responsibilities, but in many cases are given the freedom to find their own way to get things done.Morale seems to be overall positive, and there are lots of great perks. The team and managers I work with are great, and there's often good connectivity between departments.

If the current trend continues, Lanyon will be an exciting place to be in years to come.
Pros
Work/life balance, flexibility, good PTO policy, regular company parties & get togethers, free food
Cons
Regularly changing priorities can present challenges, pay is reasonable but rarely/never above market average
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Working at Lanyon
Accounting and Finance (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 15, 2016
Not a bad place for entry level experience acquisition in a variety of job sets. However, very poor communication from the top down and very little room for advancement beyond team lead unless hired into a management position.
Pros
Decent hours
Cons
Low salary to experience, knee jerk reaction (not proactive), very resistant to change
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Everybody at Lanyon is looking to leave
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Draper, UTJune 5, 2016
There is a serious lack of stability at Lanyon currently. The people who are still there who were not laid off, are mostly looking to leave the company. Sure a few top level people aren't trying to leave, but the vast majority of worker bees are or have left. Over the past 2 years nearly every senior level person has either been laid off or quit and so there is a dearth of knowledge and leadership.

If you don't like being told what to say, when to say it, and how to say it, you will not enjoy working at Lanyon. The culture of accountability workshop/training is 2 days of company brainwashing to force you into using trite and empty phrases.
Pros
***crickets chirping***
Cons
Upper management, customer demands, stale products
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It's A Job
Developer (Current Employee) –  DallasJuly 29, 2015
Overall, this is a good place to start your career. It's definitely not a long-term job because:
1) the pay is low,
2) the health benefits package is not ideal for a family,
3) management is disconnected and does not have a good idea of how their employees are performing (this is good if you are a slacker, but bad if you continuously bust your hump everyday),
4) no room for career growth

Take this job only if you absolutely need one and cannot find another one. It will give you some good entry level experience.
Pros
Work from home, Free lunch once a month
Cons
Terrible pay, terrible benefits, management disconnected
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Good for Entry- Level
Accounting Finance Legal (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXOctober 8, 2016
Lanyon employs many talented young people. It is great for you to gain experience quickly and bolster your resume. Average tenure is about 2 years and with good reason. Those who are smart work a year or two learn what they can and make 30% more per year elsewhere
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The worst business management I ever worked for
Production Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 18, 2017
They make decisions as the C-level execs that take the company under year after year. They do not have any clue how the teams operate and it seems like they dont even care
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If you want to make money, run from here.
Manager (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 18, 2015
Changes of upper mgmt has led this company in a free fall. Company says they'll do one thing but never does anything about it. Be careful when you apply here because you will not be fairly compensated and the market they claim to be untapped is almost impenetrable - long sales cycles, and nothing ever closes.
Pros
Young professional environment
Cons
Healthcare, management, job security, compensation
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Fast paced and challenging, but fun
Talent Management (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 2, 2016
Regardless of your level or years of experience, you will be expected to contribute to the growth of the firm at a very meaningful level. The work environment is fun but very fast paced and always changing. Co-workers are awesome and usually very sharp. The past few years have been tough with a lot of growing pains - results from acquiring 3 companies and hiring something like 700+ new employees. Communication struggled to trickle down and mgmt saw many changes.

Times are changing and the company is really evolving into a great place to work. Many wondered if we would ever make it and I know those who stuck around are glad they did. Its not often you can be apart of a company growing from 50 employees to over 700 in a couple years. Looking back on what we accomplished and what we still have in front of us will keep me here awhile. And something I'm quite proud of.

I've noticed the happiest/most successful employees are the ones who own their fate. If they are struggling or being challenged, they take the initiate and create a new process, system, way of doing things etc. Simply, they go over the the source and put in the effort to find a solution. Then they get promoted. The others whine and do nothing and leave. Then they leave a comment about how bad it was and how they did nothing about it. I've never been in a corporate environment where every individual is afforded so much opportunity to control their surroundings. Own it!
Pros
learning opportunities, promotions/transfers, co-workers, parties and celebrations
Cons
crazy at times, confusing priorities, a lot of change
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New Company and new hurdles associated with it
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 31, 2015
Overly ambitious company with well meaning employees and higher ups, not really the best with direction or management overall.
Pros
Compensation for training, flexible schedule, focused work load
Cons
Changing environment is counterproductive to the needs and desires of the workers.
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Great for entry-level careers, but not so much afterwards
QA (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXMarch 1, 2015
This is a great place to get entry-level experience in any field you would want. However, for a company that touts quick career growth and an emphasis on your ROI, raises, bonuses, and promotions are actually pretty scarce. If you are a seasoned employee or have at least 3-5 years experience, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. Lanyon's pay is more often than not below market value which forces the company's demographics to skew very young.
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5 different managers within 1 year time frame
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 28, 2016
constant turnover, my department was eliminated, 12% of company was laid off, overall relaxed atmosphere in the sales department besides constant turnover
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Upper management are poor managers and company underpays employees
Marketing Programs Specialist (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXOctober 6, 2015
Very dissatisfied with this company. In the beginning they offered no training and/or direction in performing job responsibilities. Later on, the situation improved but at the end, it was not a good place to work simply because the pay structure for non-management level employees is very poor and the company doesn't believe in offering raises to employees that work hard. Indeed, loyal employee are rewarded with being "let go" so the company can save money on bonuses and pay raises at the end of the year. Upper management, especially in the Marketing department are poor managers and are completely apathetic towards their subordinates, instead, choosing to be "talking heads" who mouth pithy company cultures that they themselves don't adhere to. A high degree of favoritism is evident with VPs and CMOs playing favorites and offering perks to only the chosen few. The offices are quite chic and located in downtown Dallas, which makes the commute a 1.5 hour nightmare for employees with families who live in suburbs to give their children the advantages of a good school district. The company deliberately chooses to hire new graduates and people without attachments or married couples without children so that they can be at the beck and call of the company without any personal conflicts. At the end of the day, the "fun" environment that the company has created does little to offset the harsh reality of poor pay, long hours, an even longer daily commute and a general disadvantage that people with families find themselves in. It's good as a first job for fresh graduates but not much else.
Pros
Young team, brightly lit office space and good co workers.
Cons
Poor leadership skills of upper management, Very poor pay structure and chances of advancement are slim.
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Great Company
GDS Product Analyst (Current Employee) –  Irving TexasDecember 10, 2013
Amazing Experience and new knowledge.
Our typical days are filled with constant troubleshooting of data and customer support.
The management at Lanyon is will rounded and knowledgeable in the field of the Travel Industry.
My most enjoyable part of the job was learning of the Travel Industry and the world of Global Distribution System which I never new existed before being employed with Lanyon.
Pros
Great Benefits
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Fun place to work for entry level Devs
Java Developer (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 15, 2016
Mostly fun place to work where you can learn a lot about the technology stack with coworkers.
Learned a lot of AngularJS and Javascript as they actually had me do parts of the front end.
Pros
can learn a lot about saas
Cons
management
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Lanyon
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXMarch 18, 2016
A great company heading in the right direction. Has the opportunity to really be a dominate player in the events, meetings and corporate travel industry.
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Field Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 2, 2016
Lanyon offers young talent a great opportunity to develop their skills and find their path. I am grateful for the chance to have worked there for 3 years.
Pros
Many
Cons
Management
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Positive Experience
Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXAugust 18, 2014
Working at Lanyon means working HARD, but it also means Snack Wednesdays, Bagel Mondays, and watching out for nerf footballs soaring through the hallway.

There's no need for micromanaging because training is thorough and the hiring process is detailed. You will, however, see your manager/director and he/she will ask you about your day and if there's anything he/she can do or help you figure out. Lots of room for upward mobility because they opt to promote from within.

Culture wise- it's an 8:30 to 5 job (at least in this department) with an hour for lunch. You can come in early and leave early, or come in later and stay later (within reason). You'll chat a lot with your coworkers on and off the clock and you will have to collaborate on projects and tag team objectives to get it all done in time for Happy Hour.
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Department Dependent
Sales (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 7, 2015
Lanyon isn't an inherently bad place to work. There are many smart, fun people to work with and for. The inside sales team is full of young college grads and has lots of cool perks like Friday afternoon beers, monthly happy hour / social activities, etc.

However, some managers expect your job to be your life, literally. Evenings, weekends, you name it, you're expected to be working. At times there is no respect for your personal time. Don't expect your email to slow down after 10 pm, even from people in your time zone. Don't let that fool you into thinking you'll get paid well, either. The pay (unless you're upper management, I'd assume) is poor. Comp plans for the sales teams seem to get worse with each iteration.

Upper management is very much out of touch with what is really happening at the company and sets unrealistic expectations. They preach rapid career advancement, but that is hardly ever the case. The inside sales team "advancement" was more so a series of lateral moves to make it appear that people were being promoted. In the case you do get promoted, don't expect to see any sort of promotion in your pocketbook. They may work you more and give you more responsibility, but don't expect to see a penny more for your efforts.

Also, for a software company, the internal software systems are a mess. Data is extremely messy, there are way too many admins and not enough users, yet no one seems to know anything about any system.

Not everything is terrible though. The products are actually pretty cool. The office in downtown is awesome. Dress code
  more... is super lax for an office setting. Many of the people are smart, fun, and hardworking.  less
Pros
Free lunch once a month, cool office
Cons
Terrible insurance, low pay, no work/life balance
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