LinkedIn Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
827 Reviews
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
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Pros
  • flexible work hours / vacation structure is awesome / perfect work-life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Great perks, free food, nice offices, opportunities to travel to different locations (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is very bad due to daily regressions and frequent Production releases (in 35 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunities Require Sacrifice

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    Current Employee - Event Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Event Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture and values are real. Casual atmosphere breeds familiarity and easy accessibility to high level executives.

    Cons

    The demands and pacing quickly overwhelm talented people who have been top performers their entire lives. It is extremely hard to get headcount despite the exponential growth of the company. If you're not a salesperson or an engineer, expect to work with extremely lean resources and ever increasing demands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Amazing culture, amazing food, very high pay

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything here was amazing. The food was unbelievable, and so healthy. I am vegetarian, so I can comment on the great restaurant-quality Indian food; additionally, the portions are all small so it's easier to make good choices.
    The culture in general is great. Everyone is super friendly and the CEO is very lively, honest, and everyone loves him. Overall, I worked a regular 40-hour week, and got to work on significant features in a small team.
    I saw no bureaucracy or anything like that.
    Also, the pay was very high for interns and very high for new grads as well.

    Cons

    The gym is small.
    Everyone in Mountain View is very tech-focused. It'd be nice to have more of the business people to share offices with as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior SRE  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SRE in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    LinkedIn empower their employees to make big things. Everybody are trying their best to keep integrity and do the best to satisfy our users without being evil.

    Cons

    Usual cons of a big corporation, nothing specific to LinkedIn...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No one knows how awesome it is to work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    talented employees, great perks, awesome work/life balance and great leadership

    Cons

    typical big company challenges and processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    i love the experience of migrating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    interesting projects and i love it.

    Cons

    nothing i don't like it

  7.  

    Great company & culture - just not in Ops

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great C-level executives and their directs. Have great visions & values and they actually practice them.
    - Free lunch, snacks, drinks, etc in the California office locations - regular company activities to promote team building.
    - Very open to making opportunities for yourself - your manager won't help you, but if you can make the connections yourself, do it!

    Cons

    - Poor management and director level leadership
    - Mismatch between compensation and work expectations between groups
    - Regularly hires managers externally than promoting ready and eager analysts from within due to over-valuation of an MBA and management consulting experience from the big three (Bain, BCG, McKinsey) despite them NOT being that bright or having people management experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify analyst talent from within and double down on them. Learn to actually manage & develop analysts instead of managing projects. Turnover & satisfaction of your analysts is astoundingly bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing way to start a career

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very generous culture with time, compensation, perks and flexibility, occasional off-sites which are always fun, company-funded outtings for specific teams, and many teams are run like mini-startups and have a great deal of autonomy.

    Cons

    A lot of the worth-while content on the site are diamonds in the rough, you may work on something that for no good reason is buried beneath a ton of initially awful UI. You'll have people complain to you about it, and there's usually nothing you can do about bad UI if it's owned by another team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more horizontal consistency across the company. The inconsistency with what happens in the UI when you "like" something is an excellent example of this; it may or may not change to "unlike", may or may not increment the like count, and may or may not show "you" as a liker, with none of these behaviors implying any of the others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Finance Org  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Org in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Inspiring vision - really easy to get excited to go to work every day at a company that aims to "Create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce"; employees are bought into this vision and generally very passionate about what they do

    Executive team is incredible - Jeff and Reid are inspiring leaders who are easy to get behind. Executive team has a truly impressive grasp of both the details of the business, as well as how the broader industry is evolving.

    People at every level are super smart, incredibly experienced, and very passionate about their jobs

    Cons

    Questionable career mobility. Seems like LinkedIn continues to draw a lot of top notch and highly experienced people, which is great, but can limit mobility for current employees (both upward and laterally)

    Very resource-constrained when it comes to engineers. The company has endless opportunities to go after, but far too few engineers to pursue all of these opportunities

    Culture is so consensus-driven that at times the number of people involved in a decision can seem overly-bureaucratic

    Work life can be a bit difficult, but usually that's each employee's choice and people work hard because there are so many exciting opportunities to pursue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management team seems to have shot the moon in terms of how successful the company has been. The team should make sure that it's continuing to strike the right balance between focusing on existing products vs. investing in new opportunities that will lay the foundation for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career, great learning experience, great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, team is very helpful and great to work with. Upbeat and intelligent culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be hard to communicate with management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, free lunch and competitive salary

    Cons

    Should offer more options to work remotely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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