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Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
932 Reviews
4.6
932 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee 2011-13

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Seasoned, top-notch management team. Super responsible, especially for the Valley

    Cons

    Culture much less startup-y than before, lots of consultants/bankers

  2.  

    Fantastic place to work

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Full of good people who want to do good work. Excellent executive leadership.

    Cons

    Highly dynamic - lots of change all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tune into needs of layers beneath executive. It seems like many were brought in when company was still defining itself and while good are not consistently world class nor the quality LinkedIn would attract today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Have a good experience.

    Current Contractor - Senior QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice and modern culture, open work space

    Cons

    A lot free and very good food.

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  5.  

    Site Reliability Engineer

    • 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

    Pros

    Flexibility, mobility, work-life balance, good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Company is getting bigger, more overhead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Internship

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

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn has a great mentorship program, excellent food (three meals a day), and an amazingly transparent culture. Monthly hackathons give you the opportunity to have fun building cool stuff, and if you're an intern there are events every couple weeks. For full-times also, there are outings to events such as chili cook-offs, skiing, golfing, etc.

    Cons

    HR and Payroll can at times be slow to respond, and if you aren't careful, it is very easy to pack a few extra pounds from all the free food available to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Good culture, leadership, work life balance.

    Cons

    Some ex-Yahoo folks are trying to bring in Yahoo culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company ever!

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - free food, smart people, good culture

    Cons

    - getting huge
    - started seeing big company issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing place to work

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    - Good work life balance (At least in my team)
    - Freedom to do the stuff you want both in and off the project; the latter during inDays
    - Open and very fast paced startup-like culture
    - Amazing peers and perks

    Cons

    - Need an increased focus on product quality and removing legacy stuff in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the culture of openness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great company

    Current Employee - Founder in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Founder in Glen Allen, VA

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

    Pros

    great environment with great leadership

    Cons

    There are really none that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  11. 10 people found this helpful  

    Very political, boys club and fizzling fast - Don't drink the Kool-Aid

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

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

    Pros

    Cool offices, great perks, benefits, smart and fun co-workers
    Name Brand Company for your resume

    Cons

    The title really says it all. This is a boys club and it's easy to tell when you look at senior leadership. What once used to be a start-up, fast and nimble work place has become a political, lumbering corporate machine that's lost it's way. Starting with old products that fail to evolve to the ridiculous quotas that don't make sense, LinkedIn is on the decline.
    If you weren't one of the fortunate ones to get options pre-ipo and make your millions to then be jet set around the country to build 'collective tissue' then be prepared for the corporate ringer and to work your way up the ladder tier by tier. (unless of course you went to school with one of the sr leaders and they're hiring you).
    Coming on board as a Relationship Manager? Good luck! Quotas are hilariously high but the mission has been accomplished! Saturate the market, push out the talented hunters and keep those who are content enough to move to the Relationship Management side until they realize they're way more valuable when they leave and can spread their wings.
    Wouldn't be a fair review without mentioning middle management. They're a joke. Just look at their profiles and see how many people are in roles they are far from qualified for. And with new layers of sales being created every year, the bar continues to be lowered! There are literally, 5-6 layers of managers until you get to a director level. I'm not exactly sure how many layers there are anymore but it's a ton.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself. Take your money (that you openly talk about how much you make at sales kickoffs) and try making it without your boys club.
    Jeff Weiner is an outstanding CEO but it stops there. Of course... there are exceptions. There have to be when it's a numbers game. When you have 1000 managers... there are always exceptions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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