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Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great experience so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Mid size company, enough opportunities.good free food. Open culture. Team work. CEO and executives are pretty good.

    Cons

    Growing pain. Code quality could be better. Long term engagement is not very encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits to be o the par with other bigger companies.

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

    I'm lucky to work here

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

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal balance between "big company" benefits (insurance, 401k match, stock purchase program, food, etc) and "small company" mobility.

    I love being at a place that addresses its core values and tenants on a daily basis.

    Jeff Weiner is a visionary leader.

    New emerging divisions (Sales and Marketing Solutions) have enormous growth potential.

    I started my career at Google before working at several startups after which I joined Linkedin. The people here are, in my opinion, of a much higher personal caliber than those of Google. An enormous part of why I love working at Linkedin is the people, and it's clear a huge emphasis is placed on cultural fit during the hiring process.

    Cons

    I love the "tour of duty" concept, but it does not appear to have carried over to the sales org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay humble, continue to hire awesome people who are great cultural fits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful

    Big talk, little substance

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

    I worked at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Typical Pros: food, office, speakers, talented executives, clear priorities from CEO.

    Cons

    There is a major disconnect between what the leaders preach and what managers practice. My time was not "transformational" nor was it for anyone in my department. Also, lots of dogma.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on providing training and exposure to entry level employers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Very good to their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    The perks, benefits and push to be better really makes this company different.

    Cons

    Just like other companies, politics is an issue and a barricade to do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay transparent and open with all employees. Please enforce a metric system for performance as there seems to be a number of employees who don't contribute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Fast growth, still nimble

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    • 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

    Great benefits, strong culture, lots of smart people. Equity is still given for new hires. Opportunities within are abundant.

    Cons

    Maintaining culture while growing. As hires from different large companies come on board, taking it to next level of scale is challenging without losing the culture and feel of a nimble smaller company. Pipe dream? Perhaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to keep top talent, look at ways to keep great people longer term through pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    - Friendly and smart people
    - Free breakfast lunch dinner
    - Ping pong tables, arcade, etc
    - Awesome work hours
    - My manager is awesome!

    Cons

    - A little bit cultish but not too bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going you're doing great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Not sure I'll ever be able to work anywhere else... it's that good

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company's high performance and high integrity culture is pervasive. We get a ton done while reaching for a mission that has a fundamental impact on the world. People are excellent, and while a lot is expected of you, you are given numerous opportunities to transform your career. Not sure I'll ever find a better employer.

    Cons

    We work hard, sometimes too hard, but generally it's good work so no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've navigated the challenges of growth from hundreds to thousands... dont lose track of those principles as we grow to the next level. Keep LinkedIn special.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Incredible Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Team members that want to support you, managers that want you to grow, overall an incredible culture that guarantees you will never settle for anything less! Perks are outrageous (but "standard" for silicon valley companies). Money is good, but not great.

    Cons

    You won't make insane amounts of money like a finance gig. Other then that, can't think of anything else at all. Honestly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that we're growing so fast that we need to hire more people! A lot of us are stretched super thin...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Best balance between giant company and startups

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Experience the architecture of a big company while still able to do startup jobs.
    I love this company and approve our CEO 100%.
    CEO responded to my email in 5 minutes.

    Cons

    I enjoy working here. The only con maybe the organization is still too big for a dreamer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more care of the engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great company to work at!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    -Mid size company, giving individuals a very good chance to contribute to it's growth
    -great culture
    -takes care of employees

    Cons

    Work expectations are higher compared to some other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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