LinkedIn Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky
Ryan Roslansky
424 Ratings
Pros
  • "great culture, cares a lot about employees(in 277 reviews)

  • "Incredible, gourmet free food on-site(in 251 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "LinkedIn is extremely respectful of employee's work life balance(in 86 reviews)

  • "Big company that has start up issue(in 54 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Great company to work and learn

      Cons

      nothing major to worry at Linkedin

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Generation X and Boomers need not apply

      Feb 24, 2016 - Manager in San Francisco, CA
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      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.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Highly recommend

      May 6, 2021 - Contingent Workforce Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      - Benefits are like no other company; they talk bout "Benefits with a Big B" and they aren't kidding - Culture is the best in the business; you can be authentic, you can laugh, you can enjoy AND be a rockstar in what you do. - Mission you agree with - Jeff Weiner was the most incredible CEO

      Cons

      - It's gotten really big, will depend on what team you join whether or not bureaucracy is a normal piece of live - They got WAY too PPT heavy and leadership governance which slowed down the pace of the company

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      LinkedIn is awesome

      May 4, 2021 - Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      lives great values to every day: -relationship matters -respect to each other LinkedIn really cares about employees' growth.

      Cons

      as company grows, process is more complex, getting things done takes longer time than before.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome place to grow

      May 5, 2021 - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great place to grow and elevate your brand

      Cons

      Feels a bit “high school-y” at times since people hang outside of work as well

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Solid company to start as a new grad

      Apr 21, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Work life balance is definitely one of the greatest. Pay is super competitive given it's part of MSFT. Colleagues in general are very nice and are willing to collaborate. Some of them are smart and work really hard. Work is not super interesting but still give you a lot of chances to learn. A good place to start as a new grad.

      Cons

      Sometimes the work is not super interesting or challenging, and I don't feel enough growth.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      People, opportunity, work life balance and benefits

      Cons

      Hard to move to management

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Working at LI

      May 4, 2021 - Senior Manager, Operations in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      I Love working at linkedin

      Cons

      There are no cons to be listed

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Strong perks but low compassion

      Jan 5, 2021 - Sales in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      When Jeff was there, I saw a lot of potential and true compassion for the employees. It's hard to do with such a huge company, but it was felt. The company also offers incredible compensation and amazing perks!

      Cons

      The way Ryan and the C-suite handled the diversity issues was disgusting. All talk, no action. Very fake. Listen to your very small pool of diverse employees... they want opportunity equally and equitably, not just because they are from a minority group. They/we deserve that. Leadership made it uncomfortable for all. Additionally, the lack of compassion from the c-suite and senior leadership regarding the layoffs was honestly quite shocking. It was inevitable and understandable that it happened, but Jeff would have never allowed it to be done the way it was. Why did we all wake up to a middle of the night email and a post on LinkedIn to the public from our CEO? You respect our employees but not enough to handle it inernally first. Do better. And then to share that it was not based on performance. So tell me... what was it based on? Favoritism by the Director level... that is it. In a nutshell... this company is fake. If all you care about is comp and benefits, this is the place for you. But they do not practice their values authentically.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Love this company

      May 3, 2021 - Staff Software Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good team. Lots of good engineers.

      Cons

      Sometimes might move slowly. Lots of meetings.

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