There are newer employer reviews for LinkedIn
There are newer employer reviews for LinkedIn

See Most Recent

Helpful (3)

Incredible Employee Experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

LinkedIn is a company with a culture of transformation and a priority of acquiring and developing amazing talent. Although the company is public and growing, it's very possible for any employee to make a great impact. Senior leadership emphasizes the importance of sustaining a startup culture. It's important to stay agile, move quickly, and be flexible in order to succeed. This is definitely not a culture meant for those that are accustomed to very corporate, linear, process-driven projects. The greatest part about the company is the amount of passionate people you are surrounded with who are motivated to help you any way they can. There are plenty of perks at the company including free breakfast and lunch, food truck fridays, microkitchens at every floor, arcade machines, pinball machines, bikes, scooters, gym, health programs, on-site haircuts, on-site massage chairs, influencer speaker events, shuttles to and from SF, and Caltrain discount programs. The compensation is very competitive with other tech companies. One day each month, every employee has the opportunity to participate in InDay, where work is optional and the employee can invest in their own development through either LinkedIn-organized events, personal development projects, or volunteer efforts. I've never worked for a company quite like LinkedIn, and it's amazing how much the company and its employees have accomplished in a relatively short period of time.

Cons

The company is experiencing rapid growth, and with it comes growing pains. Internal systems, processes, and support is still playing catch-up with the rate it's growing. The speed of hiring new employees is starting to result in a lot of junior/inexperienced employees or those that may bring bad practices/habits from other companies.

Advice to Management

It's very important for the company to maintain its unique culture and values. As the company grows, it's important not to lose sight of the traditions and culture which led to its success. Lots of companies had to sacrifice their culture in order to sustain a growth trajectory, but in turn lost a lot of valuable talent. I would hate for the same thing to happen to LinkedIn.

0 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  1. Helpful (14)

    If your a seasoned Sales person.....take Linkedin OFF your list..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food. One day a month off ("In Day") Everyone thinks its "cool" that you worked at Linkedin...(ha)

    Cons

    Complete Circus like atmosphere....Management is way to inexperienced to even manage a McDonalds, and seemingly more concerned about them selves rather than their team. People kiss up like I have never seen...its comical. Very transactional sale, not the place to go if you want to blow it out...you just play the game and you will be average at best.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, there is a real world out there! If you dont want to understand how to listen to whats wrong, then dont preach "open and honest" communication. I feel for those that get suckered into this "cult-like" culture. Not ready for prime time..(especially in the enterprise)


  2. Helpful (1)

    People are happy here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a terrific place to work. You are not only working with competent workers, but also with people who are happy and friendly. The business itself has strong growth potential and I do believe that people here believe in the mission. Also, there are a surprisingly high number of female software engineers here, which I think is terrific, considering the general gender bias in the industry as a whole.

    Cons

    If you live in SF, the commute is a pain... even with the shuttle (which unfortunately only has limited numbers of trips, unlike Google).


There are newer employer reviews for LinkedIn
There are newer employer reviews for LinkedIn

See Most Recent

Work at LinkedIn? Share Your Experiences

LinkedIn

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.