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Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Generous benefits, strong leadership"

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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

    Generous salary, benefits, stock awards, results-oriented workplace (telecommuting-friendly), clear direction from leadership, surrounded by smart and dedicated colleagues.

    Cons

    In SF office at least, lots of privileged millennials devoid of basic social skills.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for your strong leadership, keep on track!


  2. Helpful (175)

    "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. "Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Development Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Development Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits, fun culture. Overall a happy place with a wonderful leadership team. Can't beat the company reputation, either! Also great food.

    Cons

    As an entry level employee I had hoped for more opportunities to learn and grow. Lower level management sometimes struggles to live up to the value of transformation so fervently preached by senior leadership.


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  5. "Lots of growth opportunities, terrific people"

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    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible people, interesting projects, great benefits and perks, stellar leadership, new offices in San Francisco, collaborative culture that treats employees like owners.

    Cons

    Fewer engineers to compete head to head with companies like Facebook or Google; as a result, the pace of innovation is slower and tradeoffs more stark.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition Sourcer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition Sourcer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of incentives including food, unlimited PTO, fun tappy hours

    Cons

    no loyalty from managers to contractors, they tell you you will become a full time employee, but then let you go with no notice or with any understanding why

    Advice to Management

    get more managers that don't control multiple teams and give them all the power, needs more managers to check each other and how they treat other team members


  7. "Amazing culture. Huge upside."

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is the best in the business.
    Sitting on an unbelievable database.
    Huge things to come.

    Cons

    I really can't think of many.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Jeff Weiner


  8. "Associate Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - free food (breakfast and lunch)
    - commission check can be great at times depending how you do

    Cons

    - management
    - quotas at times can be set to high which impacts your total pay greatly

    Advice to Management

    Standardize the promotion process across the different managers


  9. "Rapid growth is slowing...."

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    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Relationship Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Relationship Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people, wonderful work culture (in theory), CHRO is phenomenal, leadership is outstanding

    Cons

    Product is becoming a commodity, it's expensive and they keep raising the price making in harder to sell. They are now public and have been bought by Microsoft so culture will likely erode even more.

    Advice to Management

    Add more value before another price increase. Keep loyal customers.
    All rapid growth must slow, don't panic, don't put so much pressure on sales, you will lose good people and the ones who stay will burn out.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Culture wins every time"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LinkedIn's culture is what makes this place great. People are the right combo of smart, driven, but also collaborative and down to earth. Additionally, the company is very mission driven and is working to improve working people's lives.

    Cons

    Fast growth means the org is not always optimally structured. Lots of opportunity to streamline and de-dup the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to overcommunicate what's happening with Microsoft. Early on, our senior leaders were very transparent and communicative.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work, now it's owned by MSFT"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits better, base pay good

    Cons

    not much innovation, now part of beauracracy


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