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Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on your ambitious (in 64 reviews)

  • Revenue making products, free food (in 107 reviews)

Cons
  • Some groups have very bad work/ life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Onboarding seems tough since the company is growing; it's easy for new folks to get lost in the mix (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (24)

    Great culture, promotes work/life/health balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - 401k company match 50% of your contribution up to IRS limit. (as of 2015, this means $9,000 free) - 100% healthcare, dental, vision, etc coverages - Free high quality breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Cons

    Study well for your interviews folks! You'll enjoy it here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Amazing culture, great place to start and grow your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    - Working with incredibly smart and driven people who know how to dream big, get things done, and have fun. - The company is truly invested in your professional and personal development. - Constant learning. Employees are very approachable and willing to help, regardless of team/hierarchy. - Work/life balance, reasonably flexible schedule (depends on team/role) - Amazing perks/benefits: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided, gym, 401k matching, Healthcare coverage

    Cons

    - Difficulty maintaining culture as the company grows


  3. Great place to Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic mentors and great projects. I’ve spent two summers here.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any!


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  5. Great Company with lots of opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're good you will be rewarded Opportunity to explore many different technologies / teams Some of the best food in the valley

    Cons

    Some politics once you reach staff engineer / manager level and above but that's pretty normal for companies of this size


  6. Headcount

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at LinkedIn as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, Strong culture.

    Cons

    Not transparent and they do not tell the whole story

    Advice to Management

    Fix headcount issues


  7. Great company, culture, people and food!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Contractors are treated the same as FTE, and given all the same onsite perks. Good company culture with smart and fun people. Strong work life balance

    Cons

    Not much hand holding. When you join, you are expected to be able to figure things out quickly by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for building a great company and work environment!


  8. Good culture and nice people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1)Nice people 2)Good work life balance 3) nice perks

    Cons

    1)Disorganized 2)Lack of focus on day to day management

    Advice to Management

    Love the vision and mission but please organize day to day management of the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company but still Cliqish

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for through and through

    Cons

    Still a good deal of politics around who hangs out with who on weekends determines promotions.


  10. Amazing place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of food Many fun activities planned for Engineers People are friendly and helpful Everyone wants to make a big impact A very fun place to work

    Cons

    Very few products to move around.


  11. Senior Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place good people good perks

    Cons

    Some of the newer managers are mediocre hires from well known companies



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