LinkedIn Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
827 Reviews
4.6
827 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 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. 10 people found this helpful  

    Too big to stand out, very political

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Perks, perks, perks (meals, snacks, In-day events)
    Great facility
    60% of the company is friendly

    Great products, easy to stand behind the products

    Cons

    My direct manager was horrible!
    Politics, politics, politics!
    There are some terrible managers who play "favorites" and are never accessible.
    40% of the company is not friendly (typically the management level)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and give credit to the correct contributors. Many employees receive "kuddos" for ideas and projects that were inspired by OTHER employees.
    Fire the managers who smile to sr. management and frown all day to their reports. It's not encouraging to hard-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best tech company to work for, particularly on the East Coast

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Obviously LinkedIn is a Silicon Valley big boy, but for folks in other parts of the US (and globally) they offer a unique opportunity to feel what it's like to be a part of that valley culture.

    Cons

    Really no cons to speak of, outside of the typical challenges you'll find at any similar company vis si vis middle management. There are some insecure mid level managers who waver between developing and enabling their reports and selfishly fixating on their own upward mobility, to the detriment of their team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a tight leash on mid-level management. Promote rising stars, reward managers that take the time to develop their people, and have low tolerance for B and below players.

  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    too busy for young mums

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    good culture, good perks, innovative

    Cons

    no work life balance at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work-life balance, culture, and opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer

    I have been working at LinkedIn part-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. I also like the culture of LinedIn. They also provide many opportunities for personal growth.

    Cons

    I do not think the company can grow significantly in the near future, but they are relative steady compared to other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 13 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company and culture I've ever been a part of.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    They provide great opportunities for growth both personal and career. They empower their employees to be innovative And have a real open door policy all the way to the top.

    Cons

    Because of rapid growth there isn't a lot of opportunity for close mentoring of junior people that need more hand holding. If you can't jump in and figure out how to swim you will drown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on creating learning opportunities and training. Set up clear training at the beginning when someone starts as it'll be next to impossible to find the time later

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good Company at the mercy of inept and selfish middle management (Highly Political)

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture at individual contributor level
    Good perks
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    This is only specific to my org....have heard some good things about other orgs
    Terrible Middle Management
    Cronyism rules
    Unfair bias towards management in terms of available opportunities and control over employee careers
    No accountability for managers for employee growth or career progression
    Lot of talk about 'Compassionate Leadership', 'Open Constructive Criticism' but rarely followed by managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give equal opportunities to your employees to give feedback about your mid managers rather than unfairly provide an advantage to management team and you will take a big step forward in the right direction.
    This is a great company being ruined by sub standard middle management
    Discourage cronyism and encourage managers to walk the talk (rarely happens in the org i have seen)
    Hold managers accountable for the growth of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like a second family

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life Changing Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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