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"Excellent company, but some politics"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Excellent company to work for. Free lunches and dinners that are of very high quality - even better than most restaurants around here. On-site gym with instructor-led classes, hack days, incubator program are all part of the fun culture.

Cons

Too much politics for a company of its size. Promotions are slow (non-existant), especially for Software Engineers in Test. The company did not even have a career progression profile for these position until recently!

Health insurance is so-so at best. High premiums, and low coverage.

Also, there is no stock rewards at year-end review, unless you are in senior leadership role. That's shocking given that all the companies competing for talent here gives stock rewards to its employee rank-and-file.

Advice to Management

- Consider better insurance plans
- Consider giving stock-based compensation to rank-and-file employees rather than giving all the stocks to a selected few at Senior leadership roles.

Other Employee Reviews for LinkedIn

  1. "LinkedIn walks the walk when it comes to supporting individual, team and world transformation."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head, LinkedIn Nonprofit Solutions in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Head, LinkedIn Nonprofit Solutions in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    LinkedIn's culture (transformation-based vs. fear-based) fuels our success. BEing inspiring is easier here because it's supported and celebrated.

    Cons

    The organization is doing so many exciting things it can be hard to keep up with all of them! :)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embody, celebrate and foster our cultural authenticity. Keep transformation and compassion at the top of our priority list.


  2. "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work culture
    Good work life balance
    Smart people around
    Hackdays
    Food
    Speaker series
    Learning portal
    on going bootcamps

    Cons

    Sometimes you might think the company is laid back when it misses deadline

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