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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Transformational

    Aug 11, 2022 - Business Process Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Huge investment into Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Extensive Employee Resource Groups Focus on Employee Wellness with generous time off Incredible Health Insurance Employee Stock In office perks like free breakfast, lunch and even sometimes dinner / Onsite Baristas / Game Rooms Remote / Hybrid work options Amazingly creative and talented colleagues Skill Based Career Pathing after hire (not necessarily based on prior work experience)

    Cons

    Becoming more corporate (don't even have onsite HR in Omaha office) Frequent manager changes and re-orgs Managers often carry large amounts of project work pulling them away from focus on people management Some Operations Teams without clearly defined roles and responsibilities No centralized management or documentation of system architecture design, changes, tooling or team dependencies Unoptimized Support Tool design that impairs efficiency

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company to work for

    Oct 5, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great opportunities at this company. Lots of areas to develop and great leadership.

    Cons

    Not that I can see so far

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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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