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Updated June 22, 2015
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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. Helpful (2)

    Great culture, promotes work/life/health balance.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - 401k company match 50% of your contribution up to IRS limit. (as of 2015, this means $9,000 free)
    - 100% healthcare, dental, vision, etc coverages
    - Free high quality breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Cons

    Study well for your interviews folks! You'll enjoy it here.


  2. Amazing Talent & Leadership

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome culture and leadership. Feel honored to work amongst the amazing talent that's been acquired over time. The exec staff is second to non and have one of the top investors within the world as a co-founder.

    Cons

    The company doesn't move as fast as it used to since we have grown almost 10x in size over the past 4 years. There are opportunities that are more venture or strategy driven that DO facilitate faster-paced projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep kicking tail and taking care of your most valuable assets…the employees.


  3. Associate Product Management Intern

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly talented, passionate, and they care about getting people the jobs they love with beautiful products and a great user experience!

    Cons

    You'll probably gain a lot of weight from all the free food...


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  5. short-term contract

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at LinkedIn as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Like any high-tech silicon valley company: free food, flexible hours

    Cons

    Company growing too fast so a lot of management issues. Can get lost quickly and very clicky culture. Very turn and burn and not very collaborative, which they try to put a lot of emphasis on.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put people in management roles that have never managed before; or, make sure they receive management/HR training so they know how to best treat their employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Excellent place to work.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    LinkedIn is a great place to work. Great salary. For engineers, there is access to complete data ( except off course sensitive information). Feel free to play with it and bring something new.

    Cons

    Due to high growth recently, many incompetent people have been promoted as managers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever stop innovating.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great place to be an intern!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Certain things are easy:
    Great free food
    Free gym
    Transportation
    Stellar intern program with (unofficially) ~ 80% offer rate; intern salary was good.
    Awesome path/trail alongside campus; great for weekly one-on-one with mentor, or a jog when it's nice out!
    Speaker series was rad! So great to have the opportunity to hear founders (Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue) and executives (Deep Nishar, now gone) speak, as well as CEO Jeff Weiner.
    Excellent culture, and cultivation of that culture leads to a pretty open and friendly atmosphere.
    Work hard/play hard cliche is true.
    I got an offer, so I'm happy!

    Cons

    Location:
    Mountain View campus has to offer everything because it's away from everything.

    Advice to Management

    Intern program was great, but it was hard to get project done near the end, because of the busy event schedule.


  8. Mobile

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of perks and great benefits. They really care about my career growth and company growth. Doing good for others. Great people and team building events.

    Cons

    Fast paced, not made for everyone. Must be very agile to stay competitive in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    County doing a great job.


  9. Great opportunity to grow and work life balance really exists, although I'm sure this is specific to manager.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Technical Recruiter in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can really map your career goals (company very supportive of lateral moves) and go achieve them.

    Cons

    None so far.. Like most companies there are growing pains when at scale. Keep addressing the issue as most are and employees should be understanding. Be excited to learn about a business that is scaling and how challenging it is.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! Continue to put your employees goals first, and keep the seemingly flat culture.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Amazing place to work with amazing people

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Super awesome company to work at. The culture is phenomenal and the co-workers are brilliant. They know how to take care of their employees and fuel innovation.

    Cons

    With a company of over 9,000 people, individual impact can often get lost. Also, change is fast. Project priorities change quickly from week to week.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to allow innovative thinking and ideas to manifest themselves. Keep the number of cooks in the kitchen limited and make sure no brilliant ideas die at the hands of committees.


  11. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, good food, challenging work

    Cons

    Disorganized tooling, still use tons of svn, massive project although moving to micro architecture



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