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Updated June 23, 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. "Sr. Customer Success Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Where do I start. Amazing benefits and perks. On-site restaurant that sometimes serves Michelin star type of meals. Collaborative, fun working environment.

    Cons

    LinkedIn has an amazing Diversity program called DIBs(Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging), but still has a lot of work to do in terms of having a truly diverse employee base. They need to hire more tenured folks in addition to folks with diverse backgrounds. Work life balance also needs to be encouraged broadly and not just implemented by some managers.


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    "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.

  3. "HR Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Amazing team culture that stems from top down

    Cons

    There really isn't anything I can say here


  4. "LinkedIn is awesome"

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

    Pros

    - Awesome work environment
    - Amazing food
    - Great work-life balance

    Cons

    There are no cons so far


  5. "Amazing Company"

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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

    Dream Big + Have Fun + Get S* Done

    Cons

    Too many food options in he cafes


  6. "A Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, transportation and internal tooling

    Cons

    A lot of the sanctimonious moral crusading from upper management felt very culty. Lot of the legacy systems were a real pain to deal with.


  7. "Love LinkedIn"

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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

    Truly embodies culture and values on a day-to-day basis.
    Very thoughtful and effective leadership team.
    Great talent all around.

    Cons

    Company became very large. Moving slower now that scale. More difficult for innovators/self-starters to perform at full capacity.

  8. "senior software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best culture throughout the company

    Cons

    no cons atleast from the time i was there.


  9. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and company values

    Cons

    Pots of too much politics in some orgs


  10. "Amazing Culture & work ethics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Program Manager
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very approachable, many resources to tap into to get help, flexible environment and work culture

    Cons

    Some people managers need more coaching to handle people issues and in general learn to work collaboratively with cross functional teams

    Advice to Management

    There are other roles that are critical to success of the business other than Engineering and Product, they need to be defined clearly and utilized more efficiently.


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