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4 people found this helpful  

A good company

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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

Pros

Great engineering team, lots of interesting and tough problems to solve, smart people abound, many perks (free food, gym, etc), good work/life balance, and a great place to learn if you are fresh out of school.

Cons

Lots of politics (and increasingly so), some difficulty managing the super-fast growth, unclear career trajectories, somewhat shortsighted product roadmaps, too much focus on optimizing page views for the short term, compensation all over the place, too many inexperienced product managers in charge of rather important decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take more intelligent risk.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, but they don't invest much in GCO

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, overall relaxed culture (maybe too much) and decent salary for the position

    Cons

    - There is little to no opportunities for lateral movement if you're in GCO.
    - The company is now too big to care about their individual development plans for employees.
    - Middle management doesn't do a good job. They tell you you're "doing a good job" but then you find you're drowning and they won't help you.
    - This is not a merit-based promotion position. You could do all kinds of hard work but no one cares.
    - Unless you're a programmer, don't plan on being treated with much honor. You have to kiss up to people to get anywhere on any other track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your middle management in GCO. They are giving poor feedback which leads to poor performance. Look at your senior employees who left and ask yourself why they lost the ability to care about the company. Don't just assume it's all their fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Transformative experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    I work with the brightest minds in the industry who inspire me to think like an owner. There is a healthy competition that allows more room for improvement - and an opportunity to shine. Leadership is transparent. Free gourmet lunch 7 days a week, snacks and drinks (beware of gaining some pounds), massages, yoga, training sessions, etc. - the perks are pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Workload is heavy, but manageable. Lots of traveling involved at times - but that is really not an issue unless you have family commitments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent - you are doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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