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Updated April 21, 2018
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  • Lean teams make for a bit of a work/life balance challenge (in 66 reviews)

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

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  1. "Best job of my life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is great
    Benefits are amazing
    Free food and coffee in upscale internal cafe

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  2. Helpful (304)

    "Generation X and Boomers need not apply"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "Unique place which shows that empathy and demanding excellence can co-exist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    - Amazing leadership, top to bottom. Very mature for their age. No sharp elbows
    - Truly focused on employee success. From perks to salary to career growth. LinkedIn truly means it and does it

    Cons

    - Laggard in terms of innovation on the product side. Eventually gets there but later that ideal
    - It has had difficulty in meaningfully branching away from the talent solutions business


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Place to Work!"

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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

    I work in Finance, the culture here is amazing with everyone acting like an owner which is the tone from the top. You're hard pressed to meet someone here that isn't willing to help you.

    Cons

    Not much outside of confusion on how to operate with Microsoft through the acquisition and who makes decisions. It's all smoothing out as the two companies learn what's expected of each other.


  5. "Security Officer"

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and good uniforms

    Cons

    No cons. It’s a great company. Management is great


  6. ""Program Manager""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team and my manager actually really care about me. I know it sounds like an obvious statement, but they are truly a second family.

    Cons

    Sometimes managers I work with in my org are not as tight with their schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Be tighter.


  7. "Great Company but some Managers are far more concerned with their own career than yours."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Awesome Benefits (Perks, Free Food
    - Amazing Culture
    - 12 InDays
    - Wellness Programs
    - Competitive Salary Package

    Cons

    - Some People Managers are far more concerned with their own career than yours.

    Advice to Management

    Do NOT micromanage. Trust your people and if you don't, improve your hiring process.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Still the best company I ever worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, great food, good work life balance, great ppl to work with, easy transition to other team/role.

    Cons

    I’ve had some really bad manager who still gets promoted and doing well in the company. There’s no real way for employee to speak up against their manager. Growth is project based, doesn’t matter you work really hard on an average project and did well. Tools slow things down, products breaking half the time, IT responds slow to snail pace. There’s bias in every team I worked at, if u r in the lucky half, u get promoted back to back, if not u will be stuck with the same project and not going anywhere. I also got paid at the lowest possible salary for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Read the cons.


  9. "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, environment, organization are all great.

    Cons

    Salary was not very competitive, but the benefits made up for it.


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work / life balance
    great cafeteria

    Cons

    market oriented
    job hunting market is pretty saturated


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