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Updated August 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on your ambitious (in 64 reviews)

  • Revenue making products, free food (in 107 reviews)

Cons
  • Some groups have very bad work/ life balance (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. Helpful (18)

    Great culture, promotes work/life/health balance.

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

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

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

    Pros

    - 401k company match 50% of your contribution up to IRS limit. (as of 2015, this means $9,000 free) - 100% healthcare, dental, vision, etc coverages - Free high quality breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Cons

    Study well for your interviews folks! You'll enjoy it here.


  2. Great people and impactful products

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

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

    Pros

    • Work on products that actually help people • Coworkers are good people • Benefits are seriously top-notch

    Cons

    • Multiple campuses makes cross-team collaboration challenging • Infrastructure growing pains

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding top talent with excellent benefits. The culture is developing, but could use some more personality injection through creative outlets.


  3. Great Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great team, great food, pay well.

    Cons

    Starting have some bureaucracy. Being slave of data in decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Google.


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  5. Awesome place to work

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

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

    Pros

    Great perks, great people, great learning environment. Without a doubt LinkedIn is doing a fantastic job at transitioning from a startup to a true large corporation without losing its culture. It is excellent.

    Cons

    Salary slightly below industry standard, which is a bit of a disappointment considering how hard everyone works. This isn't a huge deal if you are early in your career, however. Great place to learn and gain experience even if wage isn't the best.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus a bit more on providing raises consistent with experience and amount of work that has been done by the employee. Currently there is a small raise that you get yearly, but most of the time you have to get promoted to an entirely new position before getting a significant raise.


  6. Amazing place to work at!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Brilliant talent to work with! Awesome CEO - all developments company-wide is communicated in Company All hands. Benefits - extremely compatible with Google

    Cons

    Since LI is growing drastically globally, it is still very start up like which is great. Though multiple tools are used for same function such as chatting tool (there are 3 or 4) etc. Company is working towards consolidating such areas. To conclude, for any new comer, it might be a bit nerve wrecking so get familiar with which team uses what tools. Pay attention during on-boarding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great culture - company in huge growth - lots of opportunity - great products - high energy - always changing

    Cons

    difficult to navigate at times


  8. Campaign Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    We get free lunch everyday and amazing benefits (401K match at 50% with no limit).

    Cons

    hard to move up in the same department


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Lots of openness to career development.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons.


  10. Growth pain

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

    I worked at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Salary is good and work life balance great.

    Cons

    Not a lot career growth opportunities


  11. One of my best career decision is to join this company

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for career advance if you are the right person. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    Possible downturn for the business since the company is still very one dimensional. Some of the junior devs are not too competent. Stock refresh / bonus policy is worse compared to other bay area companies.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair when we grow fast. Reward people and retain top talents. It takes a lot to grow talents into top talents.



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