LinkedIn Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
820 Reviews

4.6
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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 51 reviews)

  • Great perks, free food, nice offices, opportunities to travel to different locations (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is very bad due to daily regressions and frequent Production releases (in 35 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    They take care of their employees. A lot of activities going on. Working with very talented people. I like the company all hands run very two weeks. Good support for progressing in your career. Delicious food in the cafeteria during breakfast and dinner.

    Cons

    Teams work mostly in silos. Culture may differ from a team to another. Other than that no much negativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Smart people left, are leaving. The worst company for engineers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Options which I got before IPO. So people leave after their options are vested for 4 years.

    Cons

    Garbage projects. Unfair promotions. Can't gain any skill. Irresponsible mangers and co-workers. People who stay in the company like easy jobs, not seeking any challenges. awful place for engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like a second family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn is one of the nicest companies I've ever worked at. The team is incredible, there are plenty of people to learn from, there are many perks, and I always get the support I need to continually advance in my career. I also like maintaining a good work-life balance, and I can definitely do this at LinkedIn.

    Cons

    The traffic around the Mountain View campus is awful in the mornings and after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life Changing Experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Gave me the opportunity to "Act Like an Owner".

    Cons

    As the company has had rapid growth, the culture struggles to remain the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best internship ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The internship was fantastic. In addition to a great pay, and working on legitimate projects, they took interns to lots of fun events from a dinner cruise around the SF Bay to a weekend in Disneyland. I was a software engineering intern and as a first internship I don't think I could have asked for a better place to work.

    Cons

    Getting a little bigger than I would like

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    many smart people, great leadership

    Cons

    too much politics in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve the middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    busy and meaningful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    a lot of things to learn

    Cons

    low base and slow promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more on recognition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great people with junior management

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, free food and a fun office to work in. Employees are allowed to work on their own projects as long as it aligns with their manager's OKRs.

    Cons

    Career growth, junior management, 401K, Health and Life insurance.

    LinkedIn had a lot of growth in 2011 and 2012.

    They tends to hire people over qualified for the roles/positions they are trying to fill and promote long standing individual contributors that have been with the company. Doing this has caused some problems when teams have a lot of senior individual contributors reporting to junior management.

    LinkedIn's Sales Organization, especially Talent Solutions, is over grown with limited opportunity to move up in the company. You will see employees running to other parts of the sales organization since there is no growth and they are trying to find their own career path.

    Management always listens to open, honest and constructive feedback, but they never do anything about it. Employees have OKRs each quarter, giving managers only enough time to work on writing feedback on employees for each quarter.

    The company is starting to split with so many offices. (i.e. San Francisco, Mountain View, New York, Chicago, Sunnyvale, etc.)

    This is a big issue for those that want to work in the office with a team. A lot people work from home or work in remote locations, making it hard to collaborate with teammates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just listen to your employees. Look for a solution and set timelines to when that solution should be addressed. Actions speak louder than words so it is expected that something is done when feedback is requested and provided. Collaboration is lacking due to growth and teams not seating together or meeting on a consistent basis. Force people to come into work and/or hire/relocate employees so that they are in a central office vs. working from home at different hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for overachievers

    Former Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, will always be challenged, lots of employee development

    Cons

    Extremely competitive and always competing against teammates. One-size-fits-all mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Research Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at LinkedIn as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment
    Flexible people
    Growing company
    Paying well

    Cons

    The projects and priorities are almost strictly top-down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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