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Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
937 Reviews
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937 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Enterprise support

    • 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

    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
  3.  

    Dissatisfied and shocked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    It has some advantages as you have access to people who are behind the scene of "social" media, however it turned out quickly that what happens behind the scene is really disturbing.

    Cons

    For those who still have a bit of brain left, if you have read or want to read the excellent and premonitory book "the Circle" by Dave Eggers, then you will find out that the "imaginary" totalitarian place described in this book fits exactly to the everyday reality at LinkedIn.
    Mind control, auto censorship, total lack of respect for individual freedom and privacy, manipulation at every level, this is the sad reality at LinkedIn.
    After a year working there, I start to wonder if this company is really private and not owned by some state agency like the NSA.
    For those who have doubts, you'll find that employees at LinkedIn have access to all your details and can and use it to discriminate certain individuals (clients and users).
    The only ethic there is make signup for one of their premium or business accounts: profit... The rest is accessory.
    On top of that, the company is totally chaotic, nothing works properly, no support is given by management. You are given unrealistic objectives and no means, tools or help to achieve them.
    As it is a stab in the back environment, you can count on yourself only and have to make sure you hide everything from other colleagues who are in reality your real competitors.
    It seems that people are slowly brainwashed to comply to the "values" of this firm (no freedom of speech, no privacy, we are the best mentality, top down management pretending to be a flat hierarchy and permanent control over every aspect of your work and life).
    It's bit like a sect, I have seen people here who started with a healthy mind and critical spirit that have been completely overturn and have just become vegetables broadcasting over and over the company message.
    last but not least, if you think as a client or user that your image and data are safe, you're really mistaken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to the management. They know exactly what they are doing and why. This is just scary.
    Please read "the Circle" from Dave Eggers and you'll know what I talk about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good but very salesy and top down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Operations Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Operations Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Able to learn a lot
    There is free lunch and snacks

    Cons

    Top down
    It's a pure sales organisation
    Moves very very slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Optimise the business outside of direct sales. operations ability to be more efficient is being killed by putting all the companies focus on direct sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I see a lot of very dubious and over enthusiastic reviews about Linked In here
    not what you think. overrated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    the company is well known, although they don't bring the result expected from them (overrated market value) , they are growing somehow.

    Cons

    This company is a mess. "Management" has not a clue of what they are doing. At least in Dublin, Ireland.
    This is a typical problem in the IT industry in Ireland, mangers are recruited amongst friends (the famous crony culture of this small island). The result is a level of incompetence and mismanagement rarely seen anywhere else.
    As Hr people are also recruited amongst this pool of acquaintance, they in turn recruit employees resembling them: incompetent and arrogant. Linkedin is not different but as it works as kind of big start-up, the mess is just worst.
    - There is culture of everybody form himself, nobody helps, nobody cares about other people. The goal is to show off how better you are than your neighbours. So, when you start, you are on your own with very little training. As the product is simple, that helps.
    But, the processes being just a nightmare, good luck the first few months !
    - Total lack of transparency: everything is done behind your back, every decision taken without consensus within the little circle, all is secrecy and whispers.
    -Try to call Linekdin in Dublin and you will see. They hide their phone numbers. Employees are forbidden to have business cards. Here is a frim who makes money by gathering personal data from people but refuse to have a phone contact with their users and customers!
    All must be done online, anonymously without any direct human being contact. Very strange indeed for a company pretending to be so modern...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your clients don't trust firms abusing their monopoles.
    Your clients don't trust companies who refuse to talk to them directly (by phone).
    Your clients don't trust people who hide behind a digital interface instead of taking or making calls.
    Your clients are fed up of companies who are unaccountable and unreachable.
    Your employees as well are fed up with this culture of opacity and secrecy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Nice place to work and learn and contribute

    Cons

    Nothing in specific . In fact it is a good place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Have a good experience.

    Current Contractor - Senior QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior QA Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice and modern culture, open work space

    Cons

    A lot free and very good food.

  9.  

    Fantastic place to work

    • 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 (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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    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

  11.  

    Site Reliability Engineer

    • 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

    Pros

    Flexibility, mobility, work-life balance, good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Company is getting bigger, more overhead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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