LinkedIn Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
848 Reviews
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible work hours / vacation structure is awesome / perfect work-life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Great perks, free food, nice offices, opportunities to travel to different locations (in 102 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  

    Beyond amazing!

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything falls from the top down. CEO is an true inspiration and believes in his management. Management believes in their teams and trust their decisions. First company that I have worked at where I'm treated like an adult and can make impacting decisions.

    Cons

    Honestly the only downside that I have ran across is the commute but, that's only because I live on the opposite side of town so literally has nothing to do with LinkedIn. Everything that I've encountered is positive, including the employees! Best place ever. Trust me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose the awesome culture you've worked so hard to create!! Truly amazing.

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

    Web Development Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Felt like a part of my team
    Work was right up my alley
    Great work-life balance and strong sense of culture
    Great cafeteria, high-quality snacks aplenty, beautiful campus, gym, gorgeous running trail
    Right next to Google HQ, so you know the area is top-notch

    Cons

    Company could be more unified (different teams have different ideas for adding contacts, for example)
    The LinkedIn Site is behind par compared to other top website companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was an intern and I had a perfect internship, except I was not accepted to return full-time. The problem is that I left the company wondering why I did not get the job, and the decision was a surprise to me. I just feel that management should make it very clear why and how they made their decisions, and that it should never be a big surprise as to whatever they decide on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    INcredible summer internship!!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Even as an intern you get to work on parts of the product that millions of people will see.
    The internship program is amazing. We were taken on all sorts of fun trips, including a trip to DisneyLand.
    The company culture is amazing, too. Higher-ups were always willing to take time out of their day to talk to me, even though I was an intern. Everyone who works there is phenomenally talented, and willing to help you learn and hone in on your skills.
    There's free and delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. There's also a free gym, which you'll definitely want to take advantage of after eating all that yummy food.

    Cons

    Legitimately the only con I can think of is the fact that there's too much free, delicious food! I gained a LinkedIn 10, haha.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the amazing work. Thank you for being so open to my ideas, even though I was an intern!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • 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

    The perks are awesome. Here, we have the persons who know how to have fun. Work life balance depends on your ambitious. With overwhelming opportunities to learn new technologies, know smart and experienced persons, investigate products and systems designs, and evaluate and build your own ideas, I sometimes got lost in what to do in our free time, such as inDay. We are encouraged to ask the company for whatever we expect and be brave to transform ourselves. LinkedIn is an immense platform for all employees. As long as you are actively [in], your gains will be incredible.

    Cons

    A little bit worried about the company expansion, which might have some negative effect on the culture. But I have the confidence that we will keep it right! We are still in a startup mode. To implement something, it might take a long time to investigate the huge code base for what you want without good documentation and proper guidance, which slows down the speed to some sort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First of all, keep the culture from being affected by expansion. Reduce the meeting time and spare enough time to answer questions from employees about engineering, product, or anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing dream internship.

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

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

    Pros

    - Extremely supportive team
    - Awesome food
    - Intensive projects

    Cons

    - Unclear recruiting process
    - Ambiguous working environment (to be expected in tech though)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • 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

    Company cares about employees. Work is well-organized.

    Cons

    Many deadlines. Stressful. Work-life balance could be improved Middle management needs more training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management: express more appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Great place to grow as an intern

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

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn has the open-minded atmosphere that encourages employees to grow regardless of seniority. Even interns are encouraged to INnovate and challenge themselves to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    A disconnect between development teams in Mountain View and other teams seems to be growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    The culture is real and strong

    Cons

    Starting to get big and lots of politics that come with big companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We're losing the clear focus on problems we once had. We are spending so much time figuring out who to include, how not to offend people, and what to report.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, values, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    compensation not competitive, becoming politic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome culture, tons of perks

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at LinkedIn as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, cool people, good work/life balance, able to move within the company, free snacks, catered meals, and overall an awesome experience

    Cons

    Temporary contract workers do not get full benefits; work can sometimes get repetitive unless you take on new projects or move within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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