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LinkedIn Software Engineer Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  • Not a lot of work-life balance for support roles (in 60 reviews)

  • Middle management needs to keep its eye on the ball (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior software engineer"

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    • 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


  2. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good management. Love working here.

    Cons

    Process is outweighing Creativity off late.


  3. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relax and good work life balance

    Cons

    pace is slow down


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  5. "OK place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, smart people, plenty of journal clubs etc to learn cool new things, free food and snacks and gym

    Cons

    High turnover, large abrupt changes from management, since they are high growth a significant portion of my job was migrating to new systems, which was dull


  6. "Amazing place to do an internship!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great perks & compensation, especially for an internship
    - Mentorship and management is strong
    - Many opportunities for learning
    - Amazing company culture
    - Intern events!

    Cons

    - If you take corporate housing, the commute is quite long/tedious
    - Since this is a big company, it can take a while for code to ship (not necessarily a bad thing)

    Advice to Management

    Keep being honest and open, and make opportunities known to interns! So far so good though, it's been a great experience.


  7. "Amazing place to work !"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place to work ! Amazing people. good life-work balance. Good food, good benefits. and also exciting projects to work on. Interveiwing process is also very enjoyable

    Cons

    Hardly can not think of. Hardly can not think of.Hardly can not think of.Hardly can not think of.


  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hands down one of the best tech companies to work for! They care immensely about each employee's development and really want to help you achieve your career goals. They are also large enough to tackle major technical challenges, but small enough to avoid the bureaucracy that hold back many larger firms. Additionally, the food (3 free meals a day) and perks are top notch (not to mention the SF skyscraper)!

    Cons

    The company seems to becoming too much like Facebook...


  9. Helpful (3)

    "UI Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - UI Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance. Perks. Good salary.

    Cons

    Old tech. You must study on your own or do other projects in order to keep up with the latests technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Use Microsoft AI for good. Take risks with new tech.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Best Place to Work in San Francisco!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Generous compensation and benefits
    * Delicious and free breakfast, lunch, and snacks
    * Top-tier colleagues and a great working culture
    * Beautiful new office

    Cons

    * You will be a small cog in a vast machine.

    Advice to Management

    It's important that we hang on to our culture even once we are owned by Microsoft.


  11. "Well paid and rewarding internship experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Free food
    - Helpful colleagues
    - Professional Work Environment
    - Manager cares about you career
    - Nice mentorship that boosts the learning
    - So many tech talks to attend

    Cons

    No downsides specifically. Everything was great.

    Advice to Management

    My manager cares about my career development, which is great.