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LinkedIn Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Good work life balance for the job (in 158 reviews)

  • Their culture and values strive far above any other company I have ever worked for (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Best culture and work/life balance. Compassionate leadership and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Product enhancements take a while due to limited Engineering resources for certain departments.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company . Nice benefits . Health insurance and perks are great . Free food which is of great quality

    Cons

    As the company is getting larger , the politics is increasing . There are no other cons I can think of


  3. "Best large tech firm in the heart of SF"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 location in SF, great pay, lots of autonomy and compelling products.

    Cons

    Bike parking could be better


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  5. "Stock Administration Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Wish LinkedIn was not acquired by Microsoft since some employees' jobs are impacted.

    Advice to Management

    Great open door policy.


  6. "Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at!

    Cons

    Not flexible to work from home


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Used to be a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Product is good
    A lot of the people that work there are great

    Cons

    It's all about who you know and who you are friends with at this company. Very cult-like and hypocritical -- they talk about culture and values but it is more of a show because the executives and managers do not model the behavior in reality, only in public for show. Lots of egos and they don't really care about the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Now that LinkedIn is part of Microsoft it's only a matter of time before all that was good about the company is completely gone.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really cares about culture, amazing food provided daily, and all the apps/resources one could ask for to be as efficient as possible. (literally had four different video conferencing apps)

    Cons

    A lot of smoke and mirrors (politics). Watch what you say in your weekly meetings, with your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  9. "Great Place to Work with Great Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary was very competitive, benefits are some of the very best in the industry, and the culture is very progressive.

    Cons

    Just like anyplace else, when you interview, make sure you carefully vet the management team you will be working for. There are a lot of inexperienced managers who have risen through the ranks too quickly. This can take the luster off of your dream job.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management would benefit from keep their finger on the pulse of the health of their team from top to bottom.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Not what it once was"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits & perks if you care more about having free meals and "team outings" more than competitive pay and professional growth. Reputable brand. Some managers are great. Flexibility to work from home (but this varies widely depending on your managers' personal philosophy). Experience here will get you further after you leave than when you're there.

    Cons

    LinkedIn's culture has become less culture and more cult as time has gone on. If you don't "fit" with a team and attend every little post-work happy hour, you won't get ahead and will noticeably be ostracized. Middle managers are promoted based on personal relationships or the school they attended more than their performance or qualifications and are largely parrots of what the Directors are telling them to do with very little ability to affect real change. Summer Interns nearly exclusively come from Ivy League schools for no reason, despite a mission to empower youth and provide opportunity for everyone. Internal mobility is not as prevalent as they would lead you to believe - many internal opportunities are never made available to current employees or end up being given to external candidates with little explanation why. They claim to be a "members first" organization, but the every day free member rarely if ever came up in conversations about the future of the business or all-hands as time went on. As they grew, I watched LinkedIn turn into a typical corporate bureaucracy with roadblocks and red tape at every turn to get things done. Business seemed to shift to care more about the bottom line than the member or customer. The salesforce is all extremely young which heavily weights why LI's ratings continue to be so high because it's often someone's first job, so of course they're going to think it's great to get free food and ride scooters. It was extremely rare to see an employee over the age of 45 or so. While they do have diversity and inclusion initiatives, this sometimes seems to only exist to be able to report on it rather than truly caring about diverse thought and experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk. Compensate your employees fairly. Be better at offering internal mobility. Quit promoting people based on personal friendships. Increase transparency about issues that affect your employees.


  11. "Good place to work in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits nice salaries good location

    Cons

    Bad collaboration between the teams



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