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LinkedIn Mountain View Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the Best in the Valley"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Relatively big ownership as a PM
    - Data-driven executions under an inspiring vision
    - Company still taking venture bet on new products
    - Established product org with a strong culture. Mentorship, knowledge sharing, mature planning process...name anything a solid PM is looking for.
    - Great perks

    Cons

    - Getting political, especially within the layers of mid to senior management.
    - Getting risk-averse.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more leaders who excel at building products, and less who excels at politics.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pro is above average compensation.

    Cons

    Managers are very good at lying. Whereas Uber's negatives can be easily seen at its surface, LinkedIn's management are masters at underhanded tactics, and at crafting a positive facade on the outside. I think the key considerations for managers are plausible deniability and what they can get away with.
    Highly political and high stress level, both of which create an unhealthy work environment with lots of finger-pointing that are often accompanied by lies and distortions. The senior management, especially Jeff Weiner, have little idea of what is possible and reasonable, so their management technique is to squeeze the employees until the people or the software etc break. This is the reason for the above average compensation, because many people would otherwise escape as soon as they can.
    Extremely hierarchical company, with little respect for rank-and-file employees. Managers are unjustifiably assumed to know better, and obedience is expected. There are a few teams with good managers that shield the engineers, but what I describe is the general culture. Instead of rational and thoughtful discussions, throughout the company one often hears the conversation-stopping reason: "this is what Jeff wants".

    Advice to Management

    None. The management needs to be replaced. The biggest challenge of working at LinkedIn is dealing with the management and the people who suck up to them.


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    "Used to be a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Product is good
    A lot of the people that work there are great

    Cons

    It's all about who you know and who you are friends with at this company. Very cult-like and hypocritical -- they talk about culture and values but it is more of a show because the executives and managers do not model the behavior in reality, only in public for show. Lots of egos and they don't really care about the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Now that LinkedIn is part of Microsoft it's only a matter of time before all that was good about the company is completely gone.


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    "Too many different languages"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, good food

    Cons

    Communication problems as nearly no one is American.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Americans


  6. "Great CEO, great mission"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I got my first job at LinkedIn via LinkedIn. It truly is a great company which is making a positive impact worldwide.

    Cons

    There was a huge attrition from the Data Science team during my time. Hope the internal bleed is fixed by now.

    The salary is low compared to FB and Google.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hesitate to fire the wrong kind of people!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Camapign consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Campaign Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Campaign Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Place to work- work life balance

    Cons

    A bit of favoritism that's not uncommon

    Advice to Management

    Stay awesome! and dont let anything cloud your judgment of situations


  8. "Good culture - Now Microsoft"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture and talented team.

    Cons

    Purchased by a company with a completely different culture

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture


  9. "Great internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - UI Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - UI Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Extremely smart & talented interns
    - Amazing coworkers & manager
    - Ownership over your own project
    - Very relevant work
    - Great food & other benefits (transportation, gym, etc.)
    - Gorgeous housing complex with full amenities, recreation spaces & nearby food
    - Paid vacation days
    - Variety of intern trips & activities

    Cons

    - Transportation shuttle to and from work takes a while given heavy traffic throughout the valley mornings & evenings (should be better now that the company is moving to Sunnyvale location)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Search"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Search Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Search Executive in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the culture and the smart business teams. Great culture and communication from Jeff Weiner, CEO.

    Cons

    As they grew became less connected

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job with exit interviews and make sure that they are read and not just filed away


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great for accelerating your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Superb Career Development
    - Fantastic Perks
    - Great Events

    Cons

    - Poor Collaboration
    - Poor Communication


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