Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Place to work

    Mar 5, 2019 - Workplace Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Super invested in Employee development, great work/life balance, great benefits for working mothers and maternity/paternity leave

    Cons

    Maybe a bit too cultish on pushing culture

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome place to grow

    May 5, 2021 - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to grow and elevate your brand

    Cons

    Feels a bit “high school-y” at times since people hang outside of work as well

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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
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    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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