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Updated August 12, 2018
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  • "Obtaining work/life balance can be challenging" (in 67 reviews)

  • "much bureaucracy, a lot of mediocre middle management" (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Operations Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    1. Best culture in The Valley 2. Very “human” company 3. Brilliant coworkers

    Cons

    Starting to get a bit bigger, and doesn’t feel quite the same as a few years ago.


  2. "SWE"

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    Current Employee - SWE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - SWE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and food
    Good culture and work environment

    Cons

    Management politics
    Many things depend upon your manager

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (340)

    "Generation X and Boomers need not apply"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than 3 years)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    LinkedIn has worked hard and succeeded at creating a diverse company in regards to race, women in tech, gender in leadership, veterans, and sexual orientation. But there is value in having a part of the workforce over 40 years old. There are meetings you will be in and realize there are no "adults" in the room, and discussion is held at a theoretical hight using the meeting to talk about what we will talk about in the next meeting.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    The benefits can't get any better... and they really support your career growth at the company!

    Cons

    They're always hiring, meaning there's always too much work to be done. But time goes by fast cause of that!


  5. "Customer Service Role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company, culture, and perks!

    Cons

    Management isn't the best in Customer Support. There is a lot of micro-management. There also isn't a lot of room for growth in this department.


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    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, relative slow in pace.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities, technology stack relatively stale


  7. "Training Manager"

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    Former Employee - Training and Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Training and Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are nothing but ups!

    Cons

    So far everything is ok

    Advice to Management

    ... Love this place

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work culture. Truly appreciates their employees. Fantastic benefits and perks. And being part of Microsoft opens up a ton of opportunity.

    Cons

    A lot of internal re-orging and shifting of teams. And almost too much focus on culture, where at times I felt we lost sight of the tasks at hand.


  9. "Amazing culture; lots of room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful; the mood is relaxed; fun work environment. Great food.

    Cons

    Location isn't great (Sunnyvale, CA).


  10. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn is an organization that has it all- fantastic culture, talent, product, vision, philanthropy, and benefits. They REALLY take good care of their employees.

    Cons

    With such a large company size, LinkedIn is bound to have micro-cultures and peer experience may vary from team to team.


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