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Amazing place to manage your career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at LinkedIn

Pros

- Explosive growth means you can have full ownership over your work and career. You can own as much as you ask for
- Extremely collegial atmosphere where everyone shares common goals and works together regardless of title or function
- Opportunities to work on projects outside of your business unit/function
- "Hack Day" judged by senior leadership and is a great way to have your ideas heard and work with people outside of your business unit
- Completely open and honest leadership. VERY few surprises.
- Very energetic and friendly employees at all levels.
- Ridiculous perks (free catered gourmet lunch, kitchen on every floor is like a free 7-11, free Caltrain passes, free SF shuttle, onsite dry cleaning, haircuts, car detailing, minor car maintenance, massages, redbull fridges all over!)
- Extremely competitive benefits package

Cons

- Explosive growth means office is short on space. Plans are in place to fix this but campus might be split up until a permanent home is found :(
- Massive hiring leads to a somewhat rushed onboarding experience. Few "official" social events to acclimate new hires but that changes once you get to know people in the office

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great job keeping the small company feel. Hope we can find a way to have one campus with everyone in the future.

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    Top quality employees and top quality management team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Smartest people around.
    Great collaboration across teams
    Everyone helps everyone, without expecting something in return
    Low level of politics
    Great corporate vision, shared with entire company

    Cons

    Not a large number of promotions
    Many positions are filled with external talent vs promoting from within.
    Equity incentives are lower now post IPO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within!
    Keep communication open and transparent company wide
    Increase incentives for long term employee retention ($$ + STOCK). The company vision can only go so far over time...

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    Best job I've every had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Personal Leverage: Still agile enough that an individual can make a difference at the company. And the company reaches 100M users monthly. Awesome ability to make a dent in the universe.

    Impressive lack of stupid politics. Generally strong interdepartmental cooperation.

    Cons

    Increasing bureaucracy. Still not too bad but if the rate of increase continues it might get frustrating.
    Bay area staff split across multiple locations increases functional silos.
    Lack of automation in some key internal functions (e.g. Human Resources)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need to build a "big company culture" just because we're becoming a big company. Keep it lightweight and entrepreneurial.

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