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Helpful (5)

Not that good.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Free Food. Mostly very nice people.

Cons

Super political. Not about being good, but how much you suck up or fake it. Not a good place for sales people. Maybe for 1-2 years to get some experience and then go where you will not have to listen to BS.

Advice to Management

If less than 1 percent make it to Club, then management should take responsibility. Stop trying "to sell" your employees the "open and honest" culture, when no one wants to hear about what is not working. Again if nobody hits their targets, then something is wrong.

Other Employee Reviews for LinkedIn

  1. Helpful (13)

    Disappointed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - free food - Gym - Good location - free snacks - Free drinks

    Cons

    - Bad management - Racism - Some male managers are so inappropriate with female stafmembers, its all condoned by management

    Advice to Management

    Go get education on how to manage people.


  2. Helpful (17)

    Terrible. direspectful for any employee and member... the management is filled with inexperience...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, free drinks, snacks and parties... product, platform, members and clients...

    Cons

    Management in this company is distinctly lacking experience and procedures to follow. They want to position themselves as employers on a par with the likes of Google and Facebook, but they are significantly lacking programmes for staff development and training to make this the case. Training repeatedly promised during my time there, was never delivered. Procedures and the ‘LinkedIn way’ of doing things were constantly alluded to but never clarified or laid out through training or mentorship. This was particularly evident with standards and targets, where concrete targets were NEVER clearly communicated. Requests for feedback go unanswered, quarterly reviews don’t happen (!), and when this is questioned, vague, non-committal responses are provided… again, highlighting the inexperience of the management. Standard processes and procedures are non-existent in the LinkedIn Dublin office. Promotion ladders are quickly climbed for favoured staff members, where others are deliberately excluded from application. There was no evidence of a HR involvement with internal departmental management or promotion. It is clear that a policy of over-recruiting for certain teams exists as a means to hedge their bets in terms of handling market growth. Unfortunately, LinkedIn’s lack of monitoring or projecting their growth and lack of understanding their customer requirements means that they have no way to predict the volumes they expect their staff to handle… over-staffing in these departments leads to a low case numbers and poaching between team mates in an attempt to reach unrealistic targets. These staff are kept in an extended probationary period as a way to dispose of them when it becomes necessary. Unfortunately for LinkedIn, Ireland is a small place and this practice of ‘probationary recruitment’ has been noticed by some of the main recruitment companies. The most frightening example of poor management staff handling I witnessed was during the visit of the CEO Jeff Weiner in Dublin, Irish employees were asked to be seated in the front row and meet him whereas the foreign employees from Brazil, Italy, Portugal, and France were asked to step back. There’s a word for that…discrimination. For a company providing recruitment products LinkedIn’s own recruitment procedures are alarming and considerably off base from their supposed ideals. Calls from initial recruiter outside available contact hours, repeated rescheduling interviews and meetings as managers were ‘travelling’ or ‘sick’ meant that a recruitment period of 6 weeks required 5 interviews, each with different members of staff and HR representatives, and a language test. Even after head-hunting and recruiting from other well-known Dublin based companies like Google, PayPal and Facebook, the obvious ineptitude of management levels in LinkedIn Dublin means that many of these staff left within a short period to return to their previous employers. It is clear that LinkedIn (Dublin) is still in shaky start-up territory. A massive recruitment push to prove to the American offices that Dublin is effective venture has led to selection of poor, inexperienced managers who, without guidelines to follow or a clear idea of how they want to expand the company (or maybe they do know, but they never communicate them to staff) are flying blind and believing their own hype.

    Advice to Management

    no advice to give


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