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

I have been working at LinkedIn

Pros

People love their jobs, the culture tries to make the employees happy, free food, a chance to collaborate with people from different departments, fun environment, maintains a small company feel even with 1000+ employees

Cons

The culture in headquarters doesn't always translate well to the global offices

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was good, until it wasn't

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Company morale building events like InDays, parties and t-shirts for everything, free meals, fitness programs, on-site chair massages and car-detailing.

    Cons

    Disconnect between preached values and actual practice of those values. "Promoted by your peers" = promotion based on how much the management likes your personality, not based on merit or experience. Getting too big - turning into nameless existence; walking across the floor and not recognizing half the faces isn't the company culture I had when I started here. In experienced middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to those who are actually working hard and producing results, not those who say they are. Don't waste the talent. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid. Translate the "transparency" you claim into reality.

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  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect to transform your career at LinkedIn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    LinkedIn has an awesome brand with the potential to be a great company and a market leader. There are slivers of very smart people. The products are cool.

    Cons

    For a small company, it's highly political. It contradicts itself on several levels:

    1. By claiming to hire the best, but it hires incompetent leaders (especially middle management) and keeps legacy poor performers who are in the wrong roles (a.k.a., the Peter Principle).
    2. There is further hypocracy by not abiding by its values. It has become too layered with management that is inaccessible and won't share information.
    3. It claims to be a global company, yet it mandates that in order to have any career path, you must be at the HQ in Mountain View. Exceptions are made to certain telecommuters on a hush-hush basis--but not to others--therefore creating unfair practices. As an internet company in this century, I would expect more flexibility in order to retain and attract employees.
    4. Benefits are marginal at best for an internet company trying to compete against the big boys. You may as well work at a bank.
    5. Wants to be a big player and has the attitude of its neighbor, but it is not implementing practices to compete.
    6. It's impossible to have a career path at LinkedIn when they have poor management, poor communication, and oversight of great talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Have 360, anonymous, and skip-level reviews to uncover those who are ineffective.
    -As a global company, be more innovative with work-life balance issues by openly allowing for telecommuters and opportunities for those who don't reside in the SF Bay Area who can't relocate. Be consistent with this practice since there are exceptions within the company and that's unfair.
    -Learn from your neighbors in Mountain View and Palo Alto about how to be innovative with compensation, flexibility, and career paths.
    -Don't profess to hire the best when you haven't.
    -Practice what you preach and walk the talk.

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