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Updated August 28, 2015
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
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887 Ratings

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. Best intern cooperate housing ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The intern cooperate housing is super pleasing. Work from home really benefits a lot, it gives employees lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    Compared with other big techs, I don't know the drawbacks really. I am making up some stupid words here again and again.


  2. If it is not for Sales, pass your way

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was a dream company but became no better than any other one

    Cons

    company is growing very fast and employees are packed in the building with no air conditioning, no lights, the facilities put desks in every corner they find and don't care about people well being the company only cares and invest in sales and there is a clear inequity in the treatment provide depending on the departments>

    Advice to Management

    try to listen to feedback


  3. Test Engineering Manager

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    Former Employee - Test Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture, excellent talent, excellent benefits and perks, excellent Exec team, excellent management team!

    Cons

    I enjoyed working at LinkedIn! I would not have left if I was not relocating. Nothing really bad to write here. However since it's a mandatory field, adding words...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up an awesomest work!


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  5. Good culture and nice people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1)Nice people 2)Good work life balance 3) nice perks

    Cons

    1)Disorganized 2)Lack of focus on day to day management

    Advice to Management

    Love the vision and mission but please organize day to day management of the company


  6. Great place to Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic mentors and great projects. I’ve spent two summers here.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Amazing culture, great place to start and grow your career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    - Working with incredibly smart and driven people who know how to dream big, get things done, and have fun. - The company is truly invested in your professional and personal development. - Constant learning. Employees are very approachable and willing to help, regardless of team/hierarchy. - Work/life balance, reasonably flexible schedule (depends on team/role) - Amazing perks/benefits: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided, gym, 401k matching, Healthcare coverage

    Cons

    - Difficulty maintaining culture as the company grows


  8. Solid employer

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    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Very successful company - fun to be associated with LinkedIn's success *Very smart people *Well compensated due to value of the pre-IPO options

    Cons

    *Culture not as great as some say it is. Product leaders led by fear/intimidation rather than inspiration. *CEO is smart but also a little egotistical.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad apples in the exec team that create a bad culture for the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Searching for its identity

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn is well respected externally (analysts, partners, members) which helps sales and marketing efforts. The leadership team is attempting to solve large economic challenges which makes for solid employee motivation and corporate vision.

    Cons

    LinkedIn is still searching for its overarching brand and identity which leads to confusion of purpose within some business units. Also, with rapid hiring over the last few years LinkedIn really had the opportunity to diversify its mix of leaders and employees vs 'more of the same' backgrounds that were hired or promoted. It's difficult to innovate without fresh perspectives.

    Advice to Management

    Bring new employee backgrounds into leadership positions to spur innovation. Reward risk taking.


  10. Great Company with lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're good you will be rewarded Opportunity to explore many different technologies / teams Some of the best food in the valley

    Cons

    Some politics once you reach staff engineer / manager level and above but that's pretty normal for companies of this size


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company but still Cliqish

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for through and through

    Cons

    Still a good deal of politics around who hangs out with who on weekends determines promotions.



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