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LinkedIn Mountain View Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • In Customer Operations Bangalore maintaining work life balance is difficult (in 62 reviews)

  • much bureaucracy, a lot of mediocre middle management (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the better companies that I have worked for

    Cons

    Becoming a little bit too hierarchical


  2. "Great Company to Work For"

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

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

    Pros

    PTO policy - amazing week off during the holidays AND during the 4th of July break
    Benefits
    Culture
    Quality of work that people are committed to providing
    Values

    Cons

    Opportunity to move from one position to another is more difficulty than you might be given the impression of. If you're determined though, you can find your way!

    Advice to Management

    Management stays very involved in what's going on with everyone. They feel like apart of the team as opposed to leaders that are removed from the daily workings.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Software Engineer in Test"

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

    I worked at LinkedIn (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture, Nice Benefits and great colleagues

    Cons

    In my one of case, I had a very bad manager


  4. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    LinkedIn values everyone's career path and offers a perfect work-life balance.

    Cons

    The future of LinkedIn is not quite bright.

    Advice to Management

    If only meetings could be more efficient.


  5. "Amazing place to work and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff 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

    Great culture
    Amazing perks
    Interesting problems to work on

    Cons

    Long working hours at time
    Lack of sync between engineering management, product and engineers leads to unnecessary delays/work repetition at times.

    Advice to Management

    Cut some of the bureaucratic crap that seems to have crept in.


  6. "World-Class.. Better than expected"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I didn't know that much about LinkedIn before I accepted an internship there, just that it was considered a top company. But wow, the way they treat us is amazing. Everyone I've worked with is brilliant and the facilities and tech are world-class. The company is large enough to have every resource imaginable, but small enough that everything you work on feels mission-critical.

    LinkedIn is an amazing place to get started in a career, there's a strong network with other tech companies among the engineers.

    Cons

    It's still a big company, and there are hierarchical structures in place that can make work feel a bit rigid, but that just comes with scale. No one is sure how the Microsoft deal will play out exactly in the future, although it hasn't changed anything yet.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pull back! You have a wonderful recruitment and internship program here. The company has invested in us, and we notice!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best company in SV"

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

    Pros

    No other company in Silicon Valley compares with LinkedIn except maybe Google for the quality of engineers, amazing culture and fantastic perks.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at LinkedIn I can think of is that they used to not consider Web Developers Software Engineers, which seemed like an unnecessary slight.

  8. Helpful (20)

    "Worst year of my professional career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than a year)

    Pros

    Food.
    Looks good on resume.
    Bike rides around campus.
    Work/life balance was pretty normal.

    Cons

    Egos.
    Sexism.
    Top>Down management.
    Zero creativity.
    Lack of team environment.
    Ego maniacs.
    If you want to solve real customer problems, don't work here.
    This place is all about pushing sh*t on users, not solving their needs.

    Advice to Management

    Let your teams solve for customers. Stop using your (rich) selves as user examples. I can't list all the times I heard rich VPs (& the CEO) use themselves as examples of our users. LinkedIn is NOT built for the average worker. It's built by rich white men, for rich white men.


  9. "Revenue Operations Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Operations Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Revenue Operations Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great oppt. for newly graduates to learn, exposed to a flexible and easy environment, manager and colleagues are pretty nice.

    Cons

    hope to have a big picture of the process


  10. "Great people"

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    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had. Very smart and nice people, great benefits, amazing leadership. Most importantly, company has a solid mission and vision that I can get behind. Definitely feel like most people here want to help you grow and the company shows commitment to their culture and values.

    Cons

    Can get political, like most bigger and influential companies. The level of talent has gone down from when I first started a couple years ago. Also a lot of superfluous functions/programs and toxic middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the functions across the company. Keep up the good work in promoting solid culture and values!


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