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I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (More than a year)
Daily I realize that there is nothing I dislike about working at LinkedIn. I've worked here for more than a year, and each month gets better and better.
The leadership is obviously so invested in every single employee and the greater impact we can make on the world together. No matter which global office I've walked into or whichever global coworker I've met, the culture feels the exact same throughout.
Flexibility and growth are gospel truths here at LinkedIn. My manager knows exactly how I feel and exactly what I hope my Next Play is, and I know they have my back. They're also super transparent in celebrating people's wins--whether promotions, lateral moves, or even transfers to a different company in a higher position. We care about the people, not just the output.
The people I work with are the best part of LinkedIn. Even with remote team members across the country/world, it's easy to develop deeper relationships with them, and we know how to have fun during and after work hours.
The perks that LinkedIn provides are designed to make us successful, not just bribe us. Yes, the food is OUTSTANDING, but it's not just to keep us in the office. I actually see more people taking the time to sit down with coworkers and enjoy a meal now, than before when everyone would just eat at their desks.
It is a global company, so there are always silos that can be hard to break down when working on cross-functional initiatives. But once we realize there's a disconnect, I've been impressed with the steps taken to solve communication for the future.
I feel really bad for contractors who don't have access to the same great perks/benefits that full-time employees have. I wish that there wasn't that imbalance!
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing! Keeping our eyes on the vision/mission but also supporting the entire company in what they need in order to keep doing our jobs well will keep us running for a very long time.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at LinkedIn.
I scheduled an online interview with a recruiter. The recruiter was very helpful and helped prepare for the interview. The interview itself was done over the phone together with a shared coding environment.