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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    #LinkedInLife

    May 18, 2017 - Senior Technical Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Get to work with brilliant people (especially my manager, who also doubles as a great mentor for me). Great perks (free food, free coffee bar rivals starbucks, free juice bar, free ice cream bar, just free bars.. i can go on), great energy in the company to get things done (motivated by a sense of how much of a difference the products make in the lives of people in earning their livelihood or taking it to the next level). feel proud to work here

    Cons

    company in rapid growth mode, so processes still maturing.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing company to work for and great benefits!

    Dec 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Collaborative environment, great pay, amazing people.

    Cons

    None! Hard to compete with how well they treat their employees.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Generation X and Boomers need not apply

    Feb 24, 2016 - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent product, world-class benefits, above average pay, relaxed dress code, growth opportunities, and friendly atmosphere. I love the management philosophy of Leadership, Leverage, Results. Early on in every position, the employee is asked "what is your next play." The company is always looking to determine your next role and opportunity.

    Cons

    LinkedIn hires on pedigree and age. Most managers are under 30, directors are under 40, and anyone over 40 is a rarity. Important positions will be staffed based on the university the employee graduated from, rather than work experience. Sales process is being created by recent Ivy League grads who have never sold. Some sales and service director positions have been filled with individuals who are extremely smart but have limited to no experience selling and retaining. The attitude is if you are smart, you can lead any team no matter if you have zero experience doing your staff's actual trade. The millennial focus is highlighted in many aspects of the culture. At the 2016 global sales organization meeting, messaging was all about "you are the best-of-the-best" and that LinkedIn would not be successful without the individual job you do. Top performers were highlighted in front of thousands of employees. As the employee came to the stage to receive their well deserved award, videos of colleagues commending them were shown. Interspersed among work-centric kudos, the awardee's parents were shown in the videos congratulating their child and stating how proud they were of them. For a non-millennial, it was weird to see their parents congratulating their kid in a work setting. But this is also a company who holds Bring Your Parents to Work Day.

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