LinkedIn Employee Reviews about "free food"
Updated Nov 24, 2021
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Hi friends, hope everyone is well 💗 I’m having a hard time after a few great years at LinkedIn — started as PMM and promoted to SPMM but maxed out my room to grow. I started right out of bschool (CBS), did my internship at Amazon in product management and open to hopping back across to PM or continue in product marketing. If anyone could refer me to big/medium tech (or have wisdom to share) I promise to use any and all opportunities for good (: Thanks a mil
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- "The culture and the vibe at LI is great; there's a friendly 'can" (in 886 reviews)
- "The Dublin office offers great benefits and a culture where I learnt a lot during 4 years." (in 515 reviews)
- "People are great and on site perks are good." (in 499 reviews)
- "being really matters and the company gives you amazing perks to be able to have a good work/life balance." (in 351 reviews)
- "Great perks (from free food and free gym to equity plan)" (in 186 reviews)
- "Not always getting up to date information, inexperienced management, products are expensive against competitors" (in 113 reviews)
- "This has resulted in some very mediocre people getting promoted and as a result you have bad managers." (in 102 reviews)
- "Middle management is inexperienced and immature" (in 47 reviews)
- "Slow career progression based on rigid assessment criteria" (in 39 reviews)
- "There can be limited growth opportunities in APAC as compared to the other regions" (in 26 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good perks but wow - you'll pay for it with job satisfactionSep 26, 2018 - Manager in Dublin, DublinRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great perks - can't deny that. Your salary will be comprised accordingly - the recruiter will sell you that dream during your interview. Long term how healthy or ethical is it to have that much free food on demand?
Flummoxed by how the organisation was run. Despite boasting that integrity was part of their core culture I saw very few examples. Promotions by favouritism rather than skill. You practically had to give a pint of blood during the interview process. In my opinion it was not worth it. Anyone with any sense or ambition quit within 9 months on my team. Whole department could of been outsourced.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Transformative experienceSep 12, 2014 - Sales in Mountain View, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
All of the previous comments about the food and the perks are true; they definitely take care of their people. The HQ is beautiful, and the new offices in Sunnyvale make you feel like you're at a ski resort. I also can't recommend the leadership highly enough; Jeff Weiner is an inspiration, and the other execs are all driving towards a shared vision. The culture and values of the company are held in high esteem and they're felt throughout the organizations. I had the opportunity to see, meet, and interact with some of the most intelligent and successful people I've ever been around -- both other employees and people from the outside. LinkedIn brings in great guest speakers. The employee experience itself is awesome. I also am now able to use the LInkedIn name to do pretty much anything. I was part of the Global Sales Org, and while LinkedIn's not slowing down any time soon, it's not for everyone. It's easier to sell LinkedIn products because of the name recognition, but the sales culture needs work.
Theres an IV-drip of Kool-Aid in everyone's arm within 2 weeks of joining the company. You will likely be called out for disagreeing or bringing up any major changes. This gets tiring after a while. The Sales org as a whole has good leadership in Mike Gamson, but the more down the ranks you guy the more egotism and BS you'll run into. Also, don't expect meeting 100% of expectations to be even remotely close to enough to get you anywhere. Not only are the expectations high, but there will be people who are working twice as many hours as you, getting in way earlier, and achieving the same things, and thus looking better than you. There's a culture of working long hours even after the sting by the department of labor, and there were no managerial efforts to curb this. In fact, during meetings people would be praised as "rockstars" for being the "earliest to arrive" and the "last to leave." little work-life balance. Oh, you'll also be underpaid if you start in Sales Development. They also have a trend of hiring a ton of really smart, motivated people from "target schools" (read: Ivy League and Stanford) and then not really giving them with anywhere to go after their first year or so. I can see this ultimately leading to frustration and burn-out.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
CultureFeb 24, 2021 - Senior Technical Program ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Amazing Culture and Food for employess
None at this point that I can think of
- Former Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Recruiter/ Talent AcquisitionJan 4, 2017 - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There are really not to many pros working at LinkedIn. The only pro is that the food within the cafeteria is very good and made fresh everyday.
The environment is not what they claim it to be. The environment at LinkedIn is very catty and hostile. Team members talk about other team members behind their backs. The managers (especially in the recruiting department) play favorites and will let their other team members fail. Expectations are never clearly set and if someone does not do well, they use those a variety of tactics to punish their employees.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Mismanagement, Bullying and Law breakingFeb 19, 2019 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
* Very Instagram-mable company experience (beautiful offices and extensive PR) * Great perks (from free food and free gym to equity plan) * Flexibility (remote work etc.) * Travel opportunities * If you work in Sales (only): Great trainings. rewards & recognition
* Doctor-backed disability seen as "gross misconduct" leading to summary dismissal. * Raising concerns to management causes encouragement to resign, threat to be fired, and sudden consideration of a Performance Improvement Plan. * Bad managers blindly supported by HR (via collective HR bullying). * Lawbreaking: Falsification of documents; False statements etc. * Unprofessional/toxic HR/managers: Absent objective setting; Late probation period confirmation (6 months delay); Late bonus payment (1 year delay); 6 months wait for HR to start investigation of complaint (backed by evidence); HR request for reimbursement of salaries from employee on sick leave. * Outside US: Severe under-staffing (3-4 x) known to management. Hence high stress, alarming turnover (100% team reshuffling in a year), bad work-life balance and burnout. Backfill delays. No proper transitions. * Below-market salaries * Meeting culture (yet ghosting). Much bureaucracy (yet lack of structure and poor knowledge management). * Favouritism: Rewards (promotion, training, opportunities) not based on performance but rather on gender and personal preferences. * Sales teams plagued with big egos. Non-Sales people treated as under-class. * For non Sales teams: Very limited access to training (even when trainings are mandatory). Self-learning. No time for "InDays".Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
NAAug 26, 2022 - SRE Engineer in BengaluruRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good food other benefits are good
lot of work and timing issue
- Current Contractor★★★★★
Sr. Program ManagerApr 11, 2017 - Anonymous ContractorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good people working very hard. Collaborative environment. Great food and good working with contractors.
Not clear on direction with Microsoft acquisition.
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Amazing place to work with brilliant peopleJun 5, 2014 - Web Developer in Mountain View, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The culture is excellent. Everyone is very friendly and easy to talk to. It genuinely feels like the company has your best interests in mind and is very accommodating. The food is top notch (Google stops by a lot because LinkedIn food is better). LinkedIn is an company that has been gaining momentum for the past couple of years now and has now end in site. There is such a need to connect talent with employers and while being at LinkedIn, you really get the feeling that you are helping the world.
There are no cons that come to mind. But if I had to pick something, I would want to have sushi served at lunch! :P
- Former Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Everything that glitters!Dec 4, 2019 - Senior Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Here are the highlights from my experience -The company's mission to provide economic opportunity for all is reflected very well in how they engage employees. -LinkedIn has a global footprint so getting in the right role could take you literally anywhere in the world. -As a contractor I was paid pretty well. (in the $90K range) -The company strongly supports working remotely -Because LinkedIn is a relational company, networking and socializing together is encouraged. You just have to find your tribe. -How LinkedIn thinks about HR global is incredibly thoughtful and outside the norm of traditional 'People' and Talent teams. -A free shuttle to the Sunnyvale campus saves you money and aggravation -The cafes are unparalleled! Delicious fresh food everyday in all of the Sunnyvale and Mountain View buildings as well as the San Francisco office...AT NO COST! -The various perks that come from working at a global 'start up' discounts on mobile service (Verizon and T mobile), Apple, a free LinkedIn Learning account just to name a few because there are many.
These aren't necessarily cons, but definitely things to keep in mind. -Although a very friendly place, finding your tribe can be challenging. Picture the cafeteria scene from Mean Girls. It's not intentional, but kinda set up that way. The right team, the right leader, and a good network of resources will take you far, but it takes time. -LinkedIn is a large global company that seems to still operate like its a start up. Some things are still "scrappy" and the pace is fast so pay attention and be flexible. -The admin community is small compared to the number of people in the org globally. Approx 10,000+ employees with less than 200 admins globally. #burnout -There isn't a lot of feedback or support for the contingent workforce (contractors)Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Amazing CompanyJul 5, 2022 - Account Director in Dublin, DublinRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- High salaries, more than competitors (google, facebook, etc.) - Food and amazing benefits - Amazing company culture
- As sales, products are difficult to be sold