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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Avoid, especially if you are a woman

    Mar 23, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Free food which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as fully stocked kitchens; gym, yoga, massages which you can get reimbursed for (not 100% due to taxes).

    Cons

    Sexism and inappropriate behavior of managers have created a toxic environment for women. Even when escalated to HR, nothing will change as HR only tries for the person who made the claim to go away. The advice from HR consisted of finding a new job. An outreach to the Women in Tech initiative for help was ignored as it appears this initiative is only about the photo ops. The further down you go the more toxic the work environment becomes. A lot of good people have left because lower and middle management consist of managers that should not be in management.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Doors will be opened

    Nov 23, 2022 - Product Design Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    WLB, Company Culture, Pay, Benefits

    Cons

    Diversity still needs some work, the projects aren't overly exciting or innovative

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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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