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LinkedIn Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
895 Reviews
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
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820 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is a company that preaches and practices good work-life balance (in 64 reviews)

  • Great perks, free food, nice offices, opportunities to travel to different locations (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be improved Middle management needs more training (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company in every way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Great people, good food, benefits and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Getting big and more bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on attracting and retaining great talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to network!

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Very helpful career search information.

    Cons

    Not having access to constructive feedback!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start an online call center to answer concerns!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Workplace!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    This is truly a workplace of transformation and change. You have the opportunity for personal and professional growth. This is encouraged by managers and executives across the board. My co-workers are truly the nicest people I have ever had the privilege to work alongside!

    Cons

    As the company scales, maintaining such a great culture will be more challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Different...

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

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

    Pros

    Truly is invested in employee transformation. I would argue they're simply living their values though...LinkedIn is here to transform people's careers.

    Cons

    Growing big and with it comes some level of politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Amazing place to grow your career and be supported in anything you do!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    EVERYTHING.
    Amazing Coworkers
    Awesome Benefits (food, booze, 401k, RSU, Bonus)
    Sales Solutions is fast growing org with people constantly moving up!
    Jeff is amazing and best CEO I've ever had.

    Cons

    Sales Solutions is still relatively new org so hard to see clear progression path. You're encouraged to decide for yourself where you want to go but everything is up to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    [In]credible Place to Learn, Teach, Learn and Grow

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects, initiatives and things to work on that have or will have material impacts on people's livelihoods. Bold mission and vision that literally impact global economics around the world. True leadership at the top who live and breathe the culture, values, and mission of the company. No tolerance for BS and a focus on culture and building meaningful and lasting personal and professional relationships.

    Cons

    Amazing hypergrowth mode as the company goes from a smaller big company to a true Silicon Valley powerhouse; so some areas that you would think are in place or mature are not there yet. On the flip side, creates opportunities for those with vision and strategy to provide a point of view and run with it with support from the leadership all the way to the executive staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep holding leadership accountable to live the culture truly, hold values as the guiding principles with no exceptions, keep innovating and taking venture bets and don't get complacent. Focus on creating a truly global mindset company, not just an international company with global locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Meaningful work & friendly culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Best part': Culture that encourages internal mobility & developing your career
    Senior directors and above are extremely bright and caring people, a rare combination
    Clear vision and mission, reinforced by CEO Jeff Weiner at bi-weekly all-hands meetings
    The problems we solve and the work we do every day is engaging and purposeful
    95% of the people I've worked with are friendly, open, and reasonable
    Great perks like free lunch, massages, snacks, T-shirts

    Cons

    Can never find anything b/c there's no standardized systems
    Silos, especially in marketing
    Not enough marketing operations and design resources
    Quality of middle management is spotty
    Performance management and promotion process is unclear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Company To Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and Collaborative environment

    Cons

    Company has reached a critical phase in its growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing Place to Accelerate Learning and Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned more here in 1/2 a year than what I've learned at other companies in twice the time. Easy to get ideas across and management is very receptive to hearing differences and making changes.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    LinkedIn is an inspiring and challenging place to work and grow your career to the next level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Our culture is our number one competitor the Vantage. Our culture is about transformation, integrity, collaboration, humor, and of course results. This culture drives everything we do and is supported by the company's core values that every employee knows and lives each day. Our values are grounded in our members who come first always. This drives us from talent acquisition to product to sales to engineering. Other recorder values include relationships matter, providing open honest and constructive feedback, demanding excellence, and acting like an owner. My favorite is taking intelligent risks. This really allows everyone to be awesome at their job but stretch and change their career to directory to another level by taking calculated risks and having the company support you whether they pay off or not

    Cons

    There are no true cons for working at LinkedIn but things to be cautious of. LinkedIn is not a start up LinkedIn is not a large company because we are growing and are growing at a dynamic and rapid pace we are taking the best of where we came from and trying to create a little more structure, process and ability to scale. There's a few growing pains to to consider joining. The strength of our mission vision culture and values should help during this ambiguous time of rapid growth the positive employee morale the high employee engagement scores and amazing wicked smart people we work with help with this challenge every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on leading us as you do. It would be great to hear from our founder more often but twice Per month CEO all hands are pretty great. Smaller opportunities by team, function or org would be valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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