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Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on your ambitious (in 64 reviews)

  • Revenue making products, free food (in 107 reviews)

Cons
  • Some groups have very bad work/ life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Onboarding seems tough since the company is growing; it's easy for new folks to get lost in the mix (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Test Engineering Manager

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    Former Employee - Test Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture, excellent talent, excellent benefits and perks, excellent Exec team, excellent management team!

    Cons

    I enjoyed working at LinkedIn! I would not have left if I was not relocating. Nothing really bad to write here. However since it's a mandatory field, adding words...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up an awesomest work!


  2. Solid employer

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    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Very successful company - fun to be associated with LinkedIn's success *Very smart people *Well compensated due to value of the pre-IPO options

    Cons

    *Culture not as great as some say it is. Product leaders led by fear/intimidation rather than inspiration. *CEO is smart but also a little egotistical.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad apples in the exec team that create a bad culture for the company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Searching for its identity

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    LinkedIn is well respected externally (analysts, partners, members) which helps sales and marketing efforts. The leadership team is attempting to solve large economic challenges which makes for solid employee motivation and corporate vision.

    Cons

    LinkedIn is still searching for its overarching brand and identity which leads to confusion of purpose within some business units. Also, with rapid hiring over the last few years LinkedIn really had the opportunity to diversify its mix of leaders and employees vs 'more of the same' backgrounds that were hired or promoted. It's difficult to innovate without fresh perspectives.

    Advice to Management

    Bring new employee backgrounds into leadership positions to spur innovation. Reward risk taking.


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  5. Amazing place to work!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of food Many fun activities planned for Engineers People are friendly and helpful Everyone wants to make a big impact A very fun place to work

    Cons

    Very few products to move around.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Growth pain

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Salary is good and work life balance great.

    Cons

    Not a lot career growth opportunities


  7. One of my best career decision is to join this company

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room for career advance if you are the right person. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    Possible downturn for the business since the company is still very one dimensional. Some of the junior devs are not too competent. Stock refresh / bonus policy is worse compared to other bay area companies.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair when we grow fast. Reward people and retain top talents. It takes a lot to grow talents into top talents.


  8. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful branding and company culture.

    Cons

    Sales's pressure is much high.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Nice place, poor fit personally

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good compensation, interesting problems, decent codebase, teams have a lot of freedom in terms of choosing technology, engineers get to make a fair number of design choices. Decent internal mobility options.

    Cons

    Was not given a lot of agency on initial team placement. A lot of friction between teams: working on projects that require help from other teams can be miserable and stressful. People don't answer their emails. There's no company-wide documentation standards so you have to find where other people sit and physically go ask them for help with the bad code they wrote.

    Advice to Management

    Shield engineers from having to spend most of their time tracking down and negotiating with other teams because that really isn't what we signed up for.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture and values; gym; free breakfast, lunch and dinner; monthly InDay; volunteer opportunities. great benefits; bi-weekly company meeting where CEO and senior staff share company accomplishments and initiatives.

    Cons

    - As the company has grown, more silos, less collaboration. - Engineers and product are treated more favorably than other parts of the organization. I suppose this is only a con to non-engineers.


  11. Plus one

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    interesting work, free food, nice perks, smart engineers, lots of company events, cool speakers, lots of tech talks

    Cons

    getting too big, bureaucratic, too much process, loss of hacker culture,



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