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Updated December 13, 2017
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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. "Great internship experience at LinkedIn"

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

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people, helpful mentor.
    Great working environment, very open and inspiring.
    Good food.

    Cons

    Not many cons during my intern.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good. Environment is very friendly. Food is amazing. Review process is transparent. Managers care about employees

    Cons

    Some tooling issues make it a less productive place to work. Things move slower than at a smaller company or at the big 4.

  3. "Great place to work with management that cares"

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

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

    Pros

    I've worked at several companies in Silicon Valley and LinkedIn is the most transparent and caring of them all. Oh, the technical challenges, compensation and benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    A bit of in-fighting between the consumer and business engineering teams.


  4. "Product Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and perks
    Strong operational efficiency

    Cons

    Pace of innovation slowed
    Risk aversion - analysis paralysis


  5. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for - perfect work life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing that I could think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (7)

    "HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks like most tech companies

    Cons

    So political it’s disgusting... complete train wreck after MSFT acquisition. Lost it’s magic... “pay for performance” is not pay for performance at all. It’s “get paid more if your boss likes you more”...

    Advice to Management

    Manage managers


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Too many bureaucracy and meetings

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaged on day to day basis

  8. "Excellent place towork"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, flexible hours, awesome place to work

    Cons

    There is some distinction at times among members of the same team


  9. "Outstanding"

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

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

    Pros

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
    Challenging environment
    Allowed to think about the bigger picture and sideline projects
    Lots of very talanted coworkers
    Focused on the employee and the members
    Hardly any Microsoft interference
    50% match 401K

    Cons

    Hard to think of any downsides.

    Infrastructure challenges await us while we scale if we don't change the architecture to meet those challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Communication is great. The all hands are great, vision and strategy is spot on.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    Nice perks, benefits, and work culture

    Cons

    Not working on cutting edge technologies

    Advice to Management

    Think some innovative thing to do.


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