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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. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Please keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. LinkedIn was the most rewarding professional experience of my career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company with tons of smart people

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Great benefits
    Get to work on solving meaningful problems

    Cons

    Long work hours
    Too many things to work on, in not enough time
    Long commute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Definitely the best company i worked at.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Great people, great culture

    Cons

    Multiple locations can be hard to get hold of people quickly.

  6. 16 people found this helpful

    not impressed except by the constant surveillance of employees.

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    Former Employee - Technical in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    free lunch. Salary in line with other same type of firm.Other normal packages for companies of this kind.. Nothing to jump in the air really.

    Cons

    Despite all the false reviews probably posted by the company itself ( surrealist reviews, like "the best" or heaven on earth".and so on) showing how much HR and marketing at Linkedin take users for idiots, the compnay remains a big mess with no direction or real strategy.
    It grew form a sympathetic start-up to :an unfriendly, unethical big corporation and this where all the problem come from obviously.
    Arrogance, lack of communication, absence of transparency, and a permanent surveillance of their employees.
    If you look for a job while working at Linkedin, don't use your account, they will know before you what you're doing.
    Employees are under total and permanent surveillance. Big brother is watching you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might want to rethink your strategy, unless of course mind control and internal dictatorship with unhappy clients are the strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Amazing culture. Fun environment. Great pay and benefits!

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Office culture is very relaxed but with an emphasis on personal and organization-wide success. Transparency from management ensures you are never in the dark. Free lunch every day and full cafeteria at HQ.

    Cons

    Sales org has its growing pains but there are far more benefits of the smaller teams than cons. Any complaints people have are 1st world problems. "Why is there chicken on the menu every day?" ... ITS FREE!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Just don't let the growth of the company change the culture that has made this company so great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people 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

  9. Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Benefits, Company 401k match, equity plan

    Cons

    The hours are a little longer when you have long shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Enterprise support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, open and constructive, good pay

    Cons

    It seems too hard to find out what other great things are being develop in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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

    Fantastic place to work

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    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

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