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Updated January 16, 2018
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  • Lean teams make for a bit of a work/life balance challenge (in 64 reviews)

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

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  1. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very supportive coworkers and inspiring space

    Cons

    found it hard to get work done bc so fun


  2. Helpful (279)

    "Generation X and Boomers need not apply"

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    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. "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company, the absolute greatest coworkers in teh world. People are totally willing to get coffee and speak with you about their positions

    Cons

    The work can get repetetive, but there is so much room for growth.


  4. "Amazing place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, chill work environment, good salary. Work on interesting and impactful work, and you're made to feel welcome and valued

    Cons

    Some management decisions are made without employees in mind and there are times when - because of technology choices and miscommunication between engineers and product/design - that we end up wasting time and losing efficiency


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, great work environment, awesome perks!

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  6. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really good food and really strong engineering culture

    Cons

    feels a bit corporate at times


  7. "Enterprise Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Encouraging management, wonderful benefits and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Too young of a culture

  8. "Fantastic company"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, and managers through CEO genuinely care about their employees personally, professionally. It’s a great place to work. No problems with Microsoft either.

    Cons

    Hard to think of cons but commuting down to South Bay obviously isn’t ideal. The company attempts to mitigate this by splitting up the week.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity"

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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

    - Great career opportunity for self starters / high performers
    - Appreciation for entrepreneurial backgrounds
    - Strong executive team who values compassionate management

    Cons

    - Some high pressure deadlines


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, but poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company culture. Our C-suite is filled with individuals who know how to lead by example.

    Great perks: Best food in Silicon Valley, 401k match, medical coverage, and a very generous fitness stipend.

    Cons

    Sales Development hires managers who have little to zero sales experience. They don't know how to effectively train representatives, and are quick to put the blame on the reps rather than themselves. A lot of these managers are looking to advance their own careers, so it's pretty common that they're absent from their desk/gone for extended periods at a time.
    There is a lot of turnover in this department, mostly because people choose to leave. Promotions are few, and are often extremely biased.


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