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Updated June 21, 2017
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  • In Customer Operations Bangalore maintaining work life balance is difficult (in 62 reviews)

  • much bureaucracy, a lot of mediocre middle management (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Can't beat the culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and work-life balance, incredible benefits, solid leadership, great opportunities for employees to get involved in extracurriculars that matter to them

    Cons

    Difficult to move up to senior roles or management in some organizations

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open dialogue, especially in the aftermath of the Microsoft acquisition


  2. Helpful (202)

    "Generation X and Boomers need not apply"

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    • 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. "Apprentice Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Apprentice Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks, great culture with a lot of emphasis on professional development and personal growth. Great work-life balance. Management very focused on listening to employees and keeping employees happy.

    Cons

    I have only worked here a couple of months. Nothing too negative has made itself apparent to me thus far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, mostly! Instituting a no-meeting day company-wide is one of my wish list items. Consolidating the Sunnyvale campus to being less spread out would be another.


  4. "Linkedin is a very good company for new grad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good life-balance and a lot of opportunity to develop yourself

    Cons

    a little slow in development pace


  5. "Software Engineer @ LinkedIn"

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    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Food is good, workplace is more professional than other big tech companies, compensation is excellent.

    Cons

    I've ran into lots of road blocks with legal and security team. They really slow production down.

    Advice to Management

    I think you guys are doing pretty good, no real advice from my end.


  6. "Principal Staff Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Among the best benefits in the valley. The company does care about the well-beings of the employees. Nice work-life balance.

    Cons

    Approach to problem not principled enough.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "linkedin review"

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

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

    Pros

    great company, great employee benefits, visionary top leadership

    Cons

    much bureaucracy, a lot of mediocre middle management

  8. "The Best Company to work for in Omaha!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible work environment, great benefits, supportive management that will help you on your career path. Catered lunches, community outreach and support, and other perks help make this best place to work for in Omaha.

    Cons

    It's difficult to think of any negative aspects of working here. The company hires only the best people, which can make promotions and switching positions a challenge as it can be highly competitive.


  9. "#LinkedInLife"

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

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

    Pros

    Get to work with brilliant people (especially my manager, who also doubles as a great mentor for me). Great perks (free food, free coffee bar rivals starbucks, free juice bar, free ice cream bar, just free bars.. i can go on), great energy in the company to get things done (motivated by a sense of how much of a difference the products make in the lives of people in earning their livelihood or taking it to the next level). feel proud to work here

    Cons

    company in rapid growth mode, so processes still maturing.


  10. "Territory Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, they invest in employees, great on boarding and continuous training, Amazing compensation plan

    Cons

    very stressful if you are working in Sales , NO life/work balance , NO job security


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