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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work!

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable perks. Good work/life balance. Supportive management.

    Cons

    Short ladder. Hard to move up in technical chain. Management chain seems ok.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Amazing place to work with brilliant people

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is excellent. Everyone is very friendly and easy to talk to. It genuinely feels like the company has your best interests in mind and is very accommodating. The food is top notch (Google stops by a lot because LinkedIn food is better). LinkedIn is an company that has been gaining momentum for the past couple of years now and has now end in site. There is such a need to connect talent with employers and while being at LinkedIn, you really get the feeling that you are helping the world.

    Cons

    There are no cons that come to mind. But if I had to pick something, I would want to have sushi served at lunch! :P

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Sane

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

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

    Pros

    This is definitely one of the best companies I've worked for, and I've worked for a lot of companies. People get along and respect and help each other. The compensation is good, the food is good, the culture is good. No complaints!

    Cons

    Very intense, fast-paced and gruelling at times. If you're not a self-started, you will have a hard time surviving here. You have to be willing to do the legwork when there is missing documentation, your tool is broken, or your manager is absent for long stretches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, smart employess!

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

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

    Pros

    Love the collaboration, the can do attitude and great work environment. Tons of talented people working together for a great vision. Great perks, breakfast, lunch and dinner, nice office space, ample parking in Mountain View.

    Cons

    Over communication is an issue, we move pretty slowly as can be expected from a 6000 employees company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 15 people found this helpful  

    Rat race. Dishonesty. Tone of politics. Great perks! Tone of free gadgets ;)

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks, free food, nice offices, opportunities to travel to different locations. If you are lucky, you will be working with some of the brightest minds in Silicone Valley.

    linkedin looks after the hard to get specialists very well (mostly for web developers and data engineers).

    Decent salary.

    Frequent cool parties. Prestigious brand to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Disclosure: For obvious reasons my comments don't apply to all departments. In some places of the organization you will find everlasting heaven.

    I've experienced very poor retention policy in my department. Focus on hiring people and keeping them stuck in frequently silly and repetitive duties, getting more and more frustrated. While one of the core values is "be open, honest and constructive", i've experimented promotion of dishonesty.

    Very competitive work environment.

    During interview you may be promised bright career potential, just to convince you to take the offer. Reality may be very different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of undereducated managers and don't hire overqualified people. Find a better use of the talent you hire, as you promise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Sr. Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks! Awesome co-workers

    Cons

    With the hyper- growth LinkedIn is losing it's culture and values. It's has become very political and competitive amongst employees. There is no structure and can be very brutal at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the right management team in place. What we have now is bringing down
    LinkedIn's branding on which Jeff worked so hard for....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Service Operations Engineer

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Working Environment; People; Culture of the company

    Cons

    sometimes same old things (work)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Too big to stand out, very political

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

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

    Pros

    Perks, perks, perks (meals, snacks, In-day events)
    Great facility
    60% of the company is friendly

    Great products, easy to stand behind the products

    Cons

    My direct manager was horrible!
    Politics, politics, politics!
    There are some terrible managers who play "favorites" and are never accessible.
    40% of the company is not friendly (typically the management level)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and give credit to the correct contributors. Many employees receive "kuddos" for ideas and projects that were inspired by OTHER employees.
    Fire the managers who smile to sr. management and frown all day to their reports. It's not encouraging to hard-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 15 people found this helpful  

    Smart people left, are leaving. The worst company for engineers.

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Options which I got before IPO. So people leave after their options are vested for 4 years.

    Cons

    Garbage projects. Unfair promotions. Can't gain any skill. Irresponsible mangers and co-workers. People who stay in the company like easy jobs, not seeking any challenges. awful place for engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like a second family

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

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn is one of the nicest companies I've ever worked at. The team is incredible, there are plenty of people to learn from, there are many perks, and I always get the support I need to continually advance in my career. I also like maintaining a good work-life balance, and I can definitely do this at LinkedIn.

    Cons

    The traffic around the Mountain View campus is awful in the mornings and after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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