Compare Google vs LinkedIn BETA

See how working at Google vs. LinkedIn compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Google vs. LinkedIn. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Google

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LinkedIn

Employee Ratings

  • Google scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • LinkedIn scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 12337 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 3072 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.3
Google employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than LinkedIn employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Google employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than LinkedIn employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Google employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than LinkedIn employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
95%
95%Sundar Pichai
Google employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than LinkedIn employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
LinkedIn Ceo Ryan Roslansky
80%
80%Ryan Roslansky
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Google employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than LinkedIn employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Google employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than LinkedIn employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
70%

Salaries

Google has 27,123 more total submitted salaries than LinkedIn.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer12326 Salaries
$132,000/yr
Program Manager555 Salaries
$144,884/yr
Account Manager225 Salaries
$96,588/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer1005 Salaries
$135,313/yr
Product Manager48 Salaries
$164,403/yr
Account Executive87 Salaries
$70,318/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Google.
  • "Great culture" was the most mentioned Pro at LinkedIn.
  • Google had 354 more reviews than LinkedIn that mentioned "Big company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 847 reviews)
"Great people"(in 554 reviews)
Pros
"Great culture"(in 261 reviews)
"Free food"(in 247 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Big company"(in 406 reviews)
"Large company"(in 238 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 85 reviews)
"Big company"(in 52 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"Nov 24, 2020

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.temporaryFormer - Project Manager

I worked at Google

Pros

Flexible work environment - WFH options Company culture Advancement opportunities

Cons

Number of employees, Internal communication, management disconnected or out of the loop for daily nuances.

Former Employee - Director

I worked at LinkedIn full-time

Pros

Culture Leadership Growth Team Mentorship

Cons

The company slowed down a bit post MSFT acquisition

Job Postings

Google has 2,764 more recently posted open jobs than LinkedIn.