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Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Excellent Internship

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

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn has a great mentorship program, excellent food (three meals a day), and an amazingly transparent culture. Monthly hackathons give you the opportunity to have fun building cool stuff, and if you're an intern there are events every couple weeks. For full-times also, there are outings to events such as chili cook-offs, skiing, golfing, etc.

    Cons

    HR and Payroll can at times be slow to respond, and if you aren't careful, it is very easy to pack a few extra pounds from all the free food available to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Depends on who leads your team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Work culture is very good. Gives you freedom and flexibility. Free foods.

    Cons

    Felt they get pretty cheap with contractors - based on how my team leader's management style.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    Political Garbage!

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    Former Contractor - Security Receptionist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Security Receptionist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Free food, massages, bicycles, and gyms. Some of the people were nice but the majority were full of themselves.

    Cons

    Poor choice in management. Brought in people who had no/little corporate experience. Hired bodies rather than real talent. It was all about who you knew and god forbid you anger the wrong person. Entire Corporate Security and contract security team was a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting new management bring in their past employees who disrupt the balance and think they can do anything just because they have an "in" with the boss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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.

  6. 8 people found this helpful

    Chaotic management and not much diversity

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are above the industry average and that's about it.

    Cons

    - Chaotic mid-management
    - Lack of diversity, majority is asian
    - Dishonesty is encouraged
    - Member information is available to any employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of current mid-management and hire more mature people, you can afford it now

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful

    Internal Communications for LinkedIn

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Great work ethic of people
    Co-workers wanting to do the best

    Cons

    Hiring too many young people to do senior jobs that they cannot do. I have seen too many people set up for failure. They are not given a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more quality people. One person cannot complete the role of 3 good people. Just because the salary and benefits are amazing does not mean people have to or should work 70+ hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Data at LinkedIn

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    scalable data, opportunity, intelligent and hardworking colleagues

    Cons

    can get lost if you don't interact with people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Motivated, smart coworkers. Supportive environment. Awesome perks.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Associate in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with one of the richest and most unique data sets in the world. Insane perks. Free food. Great resources. Managers encourage career and personal development.

    Cons

    Growing very quickly. Not entirely sure this kind of growth is sustainable, but if any company can make it happen, it's LinkedIn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! Keep doing what you're doing and keep team culture one of your top priorities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Very good!

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Im learning a lot and I entered as a Junior Software Engineer

    Cons

    It depends on your team and his manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Awesome company, getting bigger

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

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

    Pros

    All the silicon valley perks you would imagine, flexible schedule, food, transportation, etc.
    A big emphasis on "ownership"

    Cons

    It's getting to be a big company, which brings all the politics and bureaucracy for better or worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company feeling small.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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