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"Excellent company, but some politics"

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  • 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 (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. "Inspiring vision, uninspired execution"

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can legitimately believe that you are working towards a good cause
    Very low expectations. Work life-balance tilts more to life and less to work

    Cons

    Technical vacuum over several years has resulted in the promotion of sub-standard people to positions of power. While there have been attempts to hire a way out of this problem, the old guard continues to hold sway

    Advice to Management

    Be bold, be brave.


  2. "Great!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, free cafeteria with breakfast/lunch/dinner, rising stock price!

    Cons

    Internal IT team/equipment should be beefed up (need WAN optimization solution for fast remote access outside of an office)

    Advice to Management

    Waiting for roll-out of new comp structure -- hope to see us move up to peers like Google and Facebook! Also, annual grants of equity needed to retain talent.


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