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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. Sr. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing culture, amazing development, amazing compensation and perks

    Cons

    No cons thus far yet

  2. Helpful (3)

    Excellent place to work.

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

    LinkedIn is a great place to work. Great salary. For engineers, there is access to complete data ( except off course sensitive information). Feel free to play with it and bring something new.

    Cons

    Due to high growth recently, many incompetent people have been promoted as managers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever stop innovating.

  3. Stellar team and organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at LinkedIn (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - great PEOPLE
    - Solid and caring culture
    - strong work ethic
    - understanding
    - smart individuals
    - great product (lTS)

    Cons

    - Nothing! Great company! I'd recommend 100%

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  5. Great networking

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

    Networking is a key to job success and this provides a venue for it.

    Cons

    Lack of experience members to navigate the site and little ease of training

    Advice to Management

    Train

  6. Mobile

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Lead in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Mobile Lead in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of perks and great benefits. They really care about my career growth and company growth. Doing good for others. Great people and team building events.

    Cons

    Fast paced, not made for everyone. Must be very agile to stay competitive in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    County doing a great job.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great place to be an intern!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Certain things are easy:
    Great free food
    Free gym
    Transportation
    Stellar intern program with (unofficially) ~ 80% offer rate; intern salary was good.
    Awesome path/trail alongside campus; great for weekly one-on-one with mentor, or a jog when it's nice out!
    Speaker series was rad! So great to have the opportunity to hear founders (Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue) and executives (Deep Nishar, now gone) speak, as well as CEO Jeff Weiner.
    Excellent culture, and cultivation of that culture leads to a pretty open and friendly atmosphere.
    Work hard/play hard cliche is true.
    I got an offer, so I'm happy!

    Cons

    Location:
    Mountain View campus has to offer everything because it's away from everything.

    Advice to Management

    Intern program was great, but it was hard to get project done near the end, because of the busy event schedule.

  8. Great opportunity to grow and work life balance really exists, although I'm sure this is specific to manager.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    You can really map your career goals (company very supportive of lateral moves) and go achieve them.

    Cons

    None so far.. Like most companies there are growing pains when at scale. Keep addressing the issue as most are and employees should be understanding. Be excited to learn about a business that is scaling and how challenging it is.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! Continue to put your employees goals first, and keep the seemingly flat culture.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Is this a dream?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    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

    Amazing team enviroment, endless perks and awesome management that encourages creativity and flexbility. I love working at LinkedIn in New York!

    Cons

    Literally none. The only thing I could think of is that some of the teams get silloed into their own areas/floors and don't with one another as much as they could.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Protect this special culture and maintain the core values that make this place what it is. You could also do a little better with diversity (LGBTQ and women) employement.

  10. Great culture, 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, still manages to feel like a startup even though they are expanding rapidly.

    Cons

    Sometimes bloated vision. Many competing programs make it difficult to decide on company strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up but focus on keeping employees informed on strategy and mission going forward as you continue to scale to a larger company.

  11. Good company

    • Culture & Values
    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

    Lots of smart people, good food, challenging work

    Cons

    Disorganized tooling, still use tons of svn, massive project although moving to micro architecture


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