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LinkedIn Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
874 Reviews
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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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The best!

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

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn is all about their emloyees. As an expert in the global workforce, they make every effort to ensure that they are THE employer to be!

    Cons

    LinkedIn inspires. Every employee, every day, makes you want to be the best you can at your job. Without making sure you take a breather every once in a while, it could consume you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible Intern Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern

    Pros

    This was my first technical summer internship in the industry, and I felt like I had just the right amount of mentorship and responsibilities to really grow and blossom throughout the internship! Compensation was very competitive (on the higher end) compared to most other companies. LinkedIn really prioritizes and gives a lot of love and attention to the internship class - there are a lot of social activities, and managers are really good at giving you high visibility work when possible!

    Cons

    Some messiness on the HR backend sometimes - misspelling names, misplacing things, etc. but nothing that stands out too much. Product vision is pretty incredible, but the product itself is still (in my opinion), a work-in-progress. It isn't something (as an employed person that's satisfied with their job) you would necessarily use day-to-day; so it can be hard to engage with the product that you're building (to eat your own dog food, as most companies like to say).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    <3

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good to their employees.

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

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

    Pros

    The perks, benefits and push to be better really makes this company different.

    Cons

    Just like other companies, politics is an issue and a barricade to do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay transparent and open with all employees. Please enforce a metric system for performance as there seems to be a number of employees who don't contribute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mid size company, enough opportunities.good free food. Open culture. Team work. CEO and executives are pretty good.

    Cons

    Growing pain. Code quality could be better. Long term engagement is not very encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits to be o the par with other bigger companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast growth, still nimble

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong culture, lots of smart people. Equity is still given for new hires. Opportunities within are abundant.

    Cons

    Maintaining culture while growing. As hires from different large companies come on board, taking it to next level of scale is challenging without losing the culture and feel of a nimble smaller company. Pipe dream? Perhaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to keep top talent, look at ways to keep great people longer term through pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I'm lucky to work here

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

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal balance between "big company" benefits (insurance, 401k match, stock purchase program, food, etc) and "small company" mobility.

    I love being at a place that addresses its core values and tenants on a daily basis.

    Jeff Weiner is a visionary leader.

    New emerging divisions (Sales and Marketing Solutions) have enormous growth potential.

    I started my career at Google before working at several startups after which I joined Linkedin. The people here are, in my opinion, of a much higher personal caliber than those of Google. An enormous part of why I love working at Linkedin is the people, and it's clear a huge emphasis is placed on cultural fit during the hiring process.

    Cons

    I love the "tour of duty" concept, but it does not appear to have carried over to the sales org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay humble, continue to hire awesome people who are great cultural fits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best balance between giant company and startups

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Experience the architecture of a big company while still able to do startup jobs.
    I love this company and approve our CEO 100%.
    CEO responded to my email in 5 minutes.

    Cons

    I enjoy working here. The only con maybe the organization is still too big for a dreamer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more care of the engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at LinkedIn as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Team members that want to support you, managers that want you to grow, overall an incredible culture that guarantees you will never settle for anything less! Perks are outrageous (but "standard" for silicon valley companies). Money is good, but not great.

    Cons

    You won't make insane amounts of money like a finance gig. Other then that, can't think of anything else at all. Honestly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that we're growing so fast that we need to hire more people! A lot of us are stretched super thin...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome!

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

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

    Pros

    - Friendly and smart people
    - Free breakfast lunch dinner
    - Ping pong tables, arcade, etc
    - Awesome work hours
    - My manager is awesome!

    Cons

    - A little bit cultish but not too bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going you're doing great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Benefits

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    -Benefits are great. Culture is great, very innovative company, with fun co-workers

    Cons

    -Some management does not follow the cultural pillars

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -train all managers to follow our values and cultural pillars

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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