Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Company with Great WLB and Career Advancement Opportunities

    Oct 16, 2020 - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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    Pros

    LinkedIn's like a perfect little bubble. Everyone is super nice and friendly and the culture is great! Company really cares about the wellness of its employees, especially during COVID-19. Benefits are amazing. Engineers are empowered to be independent and make critical decisions. The company is pretty mature so you'll learn a lot working on very large scale projects. The culture also strongly encourages craftsmanship so you get to build things the right way without hacking around to meet deadlines.

    Cons

    Because LinkedIn is already such a big player, it faces similar problem as other big companies. Things are slower because there are more process and almost everything you touch affects a bunch of other teams so migration efforts become super challenging. But don't get me wrong, taking things slow is necessary and it's better in the long run. If you're used to more fast paced engineering culture, LinkedIn may not be the right place for you.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good firm great culture

    May 15, 2021 - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Good pay good culture learn a lot

    Cons

    Work life balance and politics

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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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    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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