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Updated October 15, 2018
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  • "Obtaining work/life balance can be challenging" (in 67 reviews)

  • "much bureaucracy, a lot of mediocre middle management" (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic workplace"

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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

    Lots of ownership, less politics, good wlb and smart ppl

    Cons

    Some team can have bad wlb


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    "Best Culture - Difficult to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Best culture for a company I have ever worked at
    - Amazing work-life balance (you control your own hours)
    - Compassionate company and leaders
    - Best benefits for any company ever (401K, gym membership perks, food, etc.)
    - Best food in SF

    Cons

    - Culture has become a bit stale as the company has been acquired by Microsoft
    - Uncertainty with the Microsoft acquisition
    - Our leadership team is slowly leaving - employees who have been with the company 6+ years are all resigning

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the stale employees and bring in new employees with new energy.

  3. "Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything about the internhsip program at LinkedIn is amazing. Some of the best reasons to join LinkedIn :
    1. Free Food!
    2. Intern Speaker Series - Talks with CEOs, Founders & co-founders, etc
    3. Free trip to Disnelyand!
    4. Good pay

    Cons

    I can't think of any COns


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    "Great perks and culture"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people and food. Management is very compassionate top down.

    Cons

    If you are an apps engineer, very hard to grow beyond staff. If you are frontend engineer, then forget it entirely, even getting to staff might be difficult.


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    "Great company, awful experience"

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    Former Employee - Mid Market Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mid Market Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best in class product
    Incredible resources / collateral for sales
    Lots of opportunity for penetration in a competitive market (especially smb and mid market)

    Cons

    Like with any organization, there are weird cliques. I had the unfortunate experience of being told verbally I was working for one person, and then after being given a verbal offer was transitioned to work for a woman that is legitimately a miserable human being. From day one, condescending, eye rolling, telling me it was an awful / weird onboarding experience. From there it was essentially “working me out” as they call it in big tech. People talking trash about me to my face or in code right next to me. Lured me from cushy gig at a competitor with RSUs and cash sign on, only to give me a 46/100 on a sales simulation I had already done twice to get hired. Totally subjective, made it very clear they thought it was a mistake hiring me during the very first week. “Open honest direct” is a part of the culture, yet it was more or less sarcasm, condescension, and high school antics for me for 90 days. Family first, relationships matter etc, yet some cat lady who doesn’t know how to manage people, who walks around looking like she hasn’t slept in a week telling me “this isn’t for everybody” daily. She was in the office maybe 10 times during my “tenure” there, yet this is an inside sales job?

    Awesome company, just make sure you vet out your manager. Lesson learned!

    Advice to Management

    A lot of weird middle management in Talent Solutions on the AE side. Hard to keep a pulse on the ground level but when you have people managing a team that have zero EQ and haven’t sold a TA product in their lives, it’s not exactly inspiring a ton of confidence


  6. "Good people doing good work"

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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

    Pros

    Bright, competent people committed to delivering results through hard work and collaboration.

    Cons

    Typical big company inertia at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep emphasizing that "the how" is at least as important as "the what"—it's what continues to set LinkedIn apart as a Silicon Valley employer.


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent management team that supports career development, growth and transformation
    World class benefits

    Cons

    Hard to think of many but as with all large organizations there can be complacent parts of the workforce

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing :)

  8. "Senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good perks, money, food , work, culture

    Cons

    I am not able to think any


  9. "Web dev"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, people, and environment

    Cons

    Large slow moving company. Don’t come here if you want to make a change to the world.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to learn, values employees, but slow to execute"

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

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Values professional development and works to train employees so they can grow to their potential
    - Great benefits (food, medical/dental, vacation) for a work-life balance
    - Smart people
    - Great training for management track

    Cons

    - Slow to execute on ideas or projects because getting things done require more consensus or buy-in from management
    - If there are low performers, they can talk their way out of a meeting or out of doing work. They are slow to let go, which is good but also not great for productivity or driving excellence. There aren't many "low performers" but there are always bad eggs.


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