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  • "The culture and the vibe at LI is great; there's a friendly 'can(in 843 reviews)
  • "People are great and on site perks are good.(in 482 reviews)
  • "The Dublin office offers great benefits and a culture where I learnt a lot during 4 years.(in 479 reviews)
  • "being really matters and the company gives you amazing perks to be able to have a good work/life balance.(in 308 reviews)
  • "There is great leadership in the company from the CEO Jeff all the way down.(in 170 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great culture

    Nov 22, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company has great culture, very professional and caring on personal pevel.

    Cons

    As a large corp, career growth is more steady.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Generation X and Boomers need not apply

    Feb 24, 2016 - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    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.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Not what it used to be

    Nov 30, 2022 - Staff SRE 
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    Pros

    Good perks, lots of time away from work and reimbursement for health and wellness related things.

    Cons

    Culture was previously very positive but has soured in recent years. Aging internal tools are difficult to grok so it takes people a long time to ramp up. There's a lot of important things with poor ownership. It varies by team, but overall little to no industry standard tooling is in use, so you'll get minimal benefit from things you learned in previous roles. The bespoke ecosystem also means that most of what you learn to be successful at LinkedIn will not carry over to your next role either.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A real pleasure to work at LinkedIn

    Nov 6, 2022 - Global Client Executive 
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    Pros

    Good work culture. Nice colleagues. Good salary and benefits. Company has a real mission and vision. Intellectually challenging and enjoyable work. At last I feel like I’m working for a legitimate company lol.

    Cons

    As a highly, matrixed organization with many cross-functional teams, there can be a lot of bureaucracy and you will encounter colleagues who are siloed in their thinking. The solution is to get around such people to move things forward.

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  6. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The worst place I've ever worked

    Oct 6, 2022 - Manager in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Superficially good culture Some really great coworkers Microsoft equity Free food/snacks

    Cons

    It's an old boys club. Promotions are handed out based on where you want to grad school or how you know decision makers from outside of work. If you're not in the old boys club, then strong performance does not get rewarded. Getting an 'exceeds expectations' performance review has no bearing on your promotion timeline - because if you're not in the old boys club then you're not getting promoted no matter how strong your case for promotion is - even when the promotion has been promised. Conversely, if you are in the old boys club (which is limited to white men), promotions land in your lap after a few months on the job even though the entire org is convinced that you're undeserving. Ultimately, senior leaders are only to serve themselves. They'll grab territory to make themselves seem important. And throw a few crumbs on junior staff (e.g. free snacks, half-yearly happy hours) to make them happy. Culture is superficially nice. But scratch beneath the surface and it's the same rotten culture as any other non-tech org. It's a frat house masquerading as a tech firm. Avoid at all costs.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Engineering-driven

    Nov 30, 2022 - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Engineering-driven. Many opportunities to build new technologies.

    Cons

    Product organization should be stronger.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Love it!

    Nov 16, 2022 - Account Director 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Tons of room for internal mobility and career growth - Benefits and perks are incredible - Great work/life balance - Diversity, equity, and inclusion very prioritized

    Cons

    - A lot of internal processes seem so unorganized for such a large company

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Awesome place to work

    Nov 13, 2022 - Senior Business Transformation Associate 
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    Pros

    Great team and manager. Company also really looked after employees during the pandemic. One of the best places to work in tech given the strong culture emphasis and inspiring mission.

    Cons

    Most teams were either purely depth or purely breadth - hard to get a balance between both.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    One of the best places you'll ever work

    Oct 25, 2022 - Senior Global Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Great culture, amazing investment in talent, benefits are off the charts

    Cons

    Large corporate environment creeping in post Microsoft acquisition and likely a result of growing beyond 15,000 employees. Also, you will hit a ceiling as an individual contributor and naturally feel compelled to move to the manager track. Unfortunately, not everyone is meant to be a manager and some of the leaders here are not as successful or inspirational as others. Make sure you get a feel for your leader first before accepting a role on their team!

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company, high goals

    Nov 24, 2022 - Account Executive 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    LinkedIn has the best tech stack to sell with, managers that know what they’re doing, and benefits better than any other company. 1 week off after Christmas and another off after 4th of July. The company cares about work/life balance!

    Cons

    Quotas are high and unrealistic. If you’re not elite at selling, you won’t do well here.

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LinkedIn has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 5,841 reviews left anonymously by employees. 93% of employees would recommend working at LinkedIn to a friend and 84% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, LinkedIn employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at LinkedIn. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

93% of LinkedIn employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated LinkedIn 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.6 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at LinkedIn to be career development, benefits, culture and the cons to be senior leadership, compensation, management.

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