LinkedIn Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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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. First time I've had a job where I feel like I'm helping real people

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome perks, super smart coworkers, laid back management (for the most part).

    Cons

    Office is a bit quiet, not as much collegiality and goofing off as I normally have experienced.

  2. Marketing Solutions Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid leadership
    Clear Vision
    Smart, articulate and motivated people

    Cons

    Lots of similar thinking and replica-based hiring in some groups - too much ex Bain, needs diversity
    Highly competitive environment, makes it exciting and challenging but also exhausting

    Advice to Management

    Be open to different and diverse ways of solving problems, be open to different backgrounds and skill sets

  3. amazing company, culture, people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LinkedIn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people. great leadership. inspiring mission.

    Cons

    can be political.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    LinkedIn has a great working environment and work/life balance. Growth within the organization occurs frequently and is encouraged. LinkedIn puts a large emphasis on employee happiness and this shows through the work we are able to do and accomplish.

    Cons

    There is no large con at LinkedIn.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you are doing!

  6. Meaningful company vision/mission and great workplace culture

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    LinkedIn's goal is to connect people with opportunities. Great reason to get up in the morning!

    Colleagues are brilliant, but humble and generally laid back.

    CEO Jeff Weiner is an amazing leader, providing clear vision and complete transparency.

    Cons

    Limited flexibility in terms of work location, and the commute from/to SF is only getting longer as traffic keeps getting worse.

  7. By far and away LinkedIn will be the best company I ever work for in my career. No doubt.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clear mission/vision, top tier talent, incredible potential as a business and valued added service to millions of professionals and an incredible culture.

    Cons

    The different business lines are separate with little opportunity to cross-sell. No in-fighting or hostility but just a missed opportunity to team sell into companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in leadership and management training. Managers make or break the employee experience.

  8. Great People, Always Innovating

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Development Specialist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -fun, engaging people on the sales team
    -constant innovation
    -strong culture

    Cons

    -frequent changes in policies and strategies can be frustrating

  9. Current trajectory of the rocket ship is?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've been here a while so I've seen the company change in many ways. LinkedIn offers all of the top of the line compensation and perks you'd expect in this market; although one must wonder if all the perks are necessary.

    Cons

    This isn't the little company I joined - and some of the fun and a lot of the personality is leaving the ranks and being replaced with large company models. It isn't all bad, but I definitely feel like a stranger walking around the halls.

  10. LinkedIn is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work life balance, great culture, great perks, amazing CEO, vision for the company

    Cons

    the company continues to grow fast and does not have the same small scrappy entrepreneurial feeling it did a couple years ago. The other thing that happens when you grow fast is promote a bunch of people in to management roles with no previous experience.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the management is amazing, and some is not.

  11. Helpful (2)

    LinkedIn was the most rewarding professional experience of my career

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    (a) an incredible culture--unlike most companies, LInkedIn is was a better place to work with 5000 people than it was with 300 people, and that's due to the culture it's created, which not only endured but gotten stronger (b) you work on stuff that really matters, (c) it has brought in some incredible talent into the business. While every company has some bad hires, I would put the caliber of the LinkedIn senior staff up against any company in the world.

    Cons

    It's become a big company, which has both pluses and minuses

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