LinkedIn Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
847 Reviews
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible work hours / vacation structure is awesome / perfect work-life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Great perks, free food, nice offices, opportunities to travel to different locations (in 102 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.  

    INcredible summer internship!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Even as an intern you get to work on parts of the product that millions of people will see.
    The internship program is amazing. We were taken on all sorts of fun trips, including a trip to DisneyLand.
    The company culture is amazing, too. Higher-ups were always willing to take time out of their day to talk to me, even though I was an intern. Everyone who works there is phenomenally talented, and willing to help you learn and hone in on your skills.
    There's free and delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. There's also a free gym, which you'll definitely want to take advantage of after eating all that yummy food.

    Cons

    Legitimately the only con I can think of is the fact that there's too much free, delicious food! I gained a LinkedIn 10, haha.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the amazing work. Thank you for being so open to my ideas, even though I was an intern!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, more technologies to learn

    Cons

    As of now most things happens from Head Office, MV, USA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Simply Awesome !

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Intelligent people
    - Great brand name.
    - Good perks.
    - Free cab
    - Free food
    - Good pay
    - Work life balance is OK.

    Overall its an awesome place to be in , you will feel excited about coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    None so far , I hope it maintains the same in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A poorly managed cult office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food
    Nice colleagues, some very smart people that were hired at the start.
    Nice brand on your CV for when you leave.

    Cons

    Horrible senior management (directors). Full of buzzwords about "company culture" and "company values" but it doesn't mean anything. It's just sad because it's a waste of really talented employees (sales department, account executives).

    Very political organisation in Dublin. It's pretty bad because even big companies like IBM, Dell, and Oracle are not this bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and be frank and honest with your employees. They can see you are fooling them with all the corporate buzz talk. It is nonsense, stop doing it. Just be honest in an sales organisation it's about making sales not all the other nonsense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing dream internship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Extremely supportive team
    - Awesome food
    - Intensive projects

    Cons

    - Unclear recruiting process
    - Ambiguous working environment (to be expected in tech though)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A Great place to grow as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Solutions Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Talent Solutions Intern in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn has the open-minded atmosphere that encourages employees to grow regardless of seniority. Even interns are encouraged to INnovate and challenge themselves to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    A disconnect between development teams in Mountain View and other teams seems to be growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great 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

    Pros

    Company cares about employees. Work is well-organized.

    Cons

    Many deadlines. Stressful. Work-life balance could be improved Middle management needs more training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management: express more appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great, exciting company with poor management and leadership opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very smart people, great perks (free meals, beautiful office spaces, education reimbursement, etc.), great products, innovative and forward-thinking company vision, excellent executive leadership.

    Cons

    Poor advancement opportunities. I went to LinkedIn specifically to advance my career, making it very clear when I got hired that my biggest fear was doing the same thing I had previously done. LinkedIn poached me, so I thought the hiring manager would have realized they couldn't expect me to do the same thing for a year.

    Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened, so I left a year later. Ad Operations is notorious for this in the industry, but it is especially true at LinkedIn. It seems exciting because LinkedIn is an awesome company with very smart people, but it has also grown far too quickly to give real career opportunities to the majority of employees. Many in my department either leave the department or company in order to find their next step. Senior titles aren't really different. They need to seriously reevaluate their advancement structure.

    The middle managers also aren't great. They don't have enough experience to really help support the ICs and are also very lacking in their ability to have career conversations or provide training. Leadership also had a lack of professionalism that I don't think is right to talk about here, but made me lose a lot of respect for the company.

    Big picture - The company is a great, exciting company to work for. I would recommend working here, but not as a Campaign Manager to anyone that has experience in it. Great for a first job, not so great for a second or third.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers! People don't quit companies, they quit bosses. Tons of people have left my department since I left, so I would take a very serious look at the management within Ad Operations. Also, don't just hire the smartest - hire people you can actually provide long careers for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Culture, values, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    compensation not competitive, becoming politic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture is real and strong

    Cons

    Starting to get big and lots of politics that come with big companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We're losing the clear focus on problems we once had. We are spending so much time figuring out who to include, how not to offend people, and what to report.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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