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LinkedIn Reviews

Updated February 22, 2019
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  • "Obtaining work/life balance can be challenging" (in 75 reviews)

  • "Lots of mediocre middle-management bloat: Linkedin clearly promotes people who have been at Linkedin for 3" (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome environment to be in!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the collaboration and family feel that you get on your team.

    Cons

    There are no cons at the moment!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company all around - [in] and out."

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reputation as a company
    Great people
    Great pay and perks
    Great ongoing education and experiences to help you learn and grow
    Great management

    Cons

    As with most companies, processes and alignment of various business units and departments can be improved.

    The LinkedIn brand, mission, vision, etc. should be marketed more for the world to understand. The LinkedIn name is widely recognized but not initially.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  3. "Best place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Consumer Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Consumer Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, none like em around
    Great start pay with great room for improvement
    Welcoming and inclusive environment
    Family like setting

    Cons

    None found so far since I have been hired.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  4. "Senior Site reliability engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, treat you like an owner all the time . Start up mindset enable you to take risk and satisfy your passion.

    Cons

    Teams you join should be selected carefully, else you end up in pretty much fighting every day

    Advice to Management

    Don’t hire bad attitude , hire pure talent.


  5. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Perks, work-life balance, the people, offices

    Cons

    Has grown so much, harder to have an impact


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Recommeded"

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

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

    Pros

    The company is really strong. We're definitely the best at what we do. We continue to grow and hit record number q after q.

    Culture is really positive. People genuinely seem happy to be working there. Employees are talented, driven, and very smart.

    Benefits and perks are really good.

    My team is pretty small, but strong and growing. We have a lot of influence across sales, eng, and product, which is great. Really happy to be on this team at this time.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a bad thing, but sales and marketing seems to trump tech at LinkedIn. If you're not sales or marketing, maybe take this into account.

    Also, while the culture is positive, it can be a little alienating to people who aren't "rah rah" types.

    Not the most diverse workforce. People are great, but there's a general frat bro/sorority girl vibe in my office.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "My work experience at LinkedIn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Need improvements for internal tools and infrastructure

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Great Overall Company. Run away as fast as you can if you're in sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership (VP, C Suite) and culture is second to none. Excellent perks ranging from generous healthcare options, commuting perks, and wellness. Meal service provided for breakfast and lunch means you do not need to worry about bringing leftovers from the night before or scramble for lunch outside of the office.

    Cons

    For as excellent as upper management is, the exact opposite can be said for the middle tiers of management which are bloated with first time managers who have no business being people leaders. This is an excellent job for entry level sales reps and the select few who are global and large enterprise based. The remaining 90% of reps are faced with various organizations made up of high attrition due to minimal opportunities for career advancement. For a company that preaches finding your next opportunity, the hypocrisy created by offering very little advancement opportunities to your own employees is comical, at best.

    While the Microsoft acquisition has been beneficial in the form of new products, enhancements and redesign, it often times falls flat on its face due to inexperienced managers lacking the ability to motivate and inspire.

    A team within our same organization has had close to 70% turnover in the past 6 months alone due to a combative manager who should be in no position to manage people and their career path. As with most companies, feedback is gained during the exit interview process yet is rarely acted upon as the same managers continue to act childish and defensive as they try and figure out a job they aren't qualified for but simply gained for playing the politics game correctly.

    While a fun company to work for, be prepared to have to spend double the amount of time simply brown nosing your direct manager to even have a chance at "career progression".

    Advice to Management

    While upper management continues to set a high standard you really need to evaluate the middle tier of management who have a more direct influence over the day to day activities. Attrition within our organization is the worst I've seen in the close to 4.5 years I've been part of the company and I truly believe its highly correlated to the decline in entry and mid level management.

    You really need to start listening to your employees, specially in cases when they proactively voice concerns about the direction of a team and organization yet those said concerns are never acted upon. You're losing great people (not ending anytime soon) who made this place what it was in favor of experiments and egos and eventually its going to be the downfall of LinkedIn.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "How can you ever want to leave this place?"

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

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

    Pros

    Wellness program (gym, classes, special events, reward system)
    Discretionary time-off and 2 weeks of company-wide shutdown
    Free really good food
    InDays!!!
    Great culture and friendly environment
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Very limited shuttle system
    "All is fine in my bubble" mentality
    Lenient management

    Advice to Management

    I love having so much freedom in my work and most of us at LinkedIn make good use of it. So keep it up! Just make sure you keep hiring people that don't try to take advantage of it, otherwise this pleasure boat might start to sink.


  10. "Great workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, great perks, great people.

    Cons

    Could move a bit slow sometimes