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Updated 22 March 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amazing people, all the way through the organisation.
    Incredible leadership.
    The focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging, something we truly live by.
    A place I have transformed my career.

    Cons

    Perhaps more clarity about next career steps.

    Advice to Management

    More female leaders at the top of the business please!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    You can treat working at LinkedIn as an MBA -> easy to move and learn different functions, quality coworkers and culture of fairness and respect

    Cons

    There is sometimes a tendency towards status quo than willingness to go on a limb

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, perks, great leadership, worthy mission

    Cons

    Too nice? Could make it hard to move on to other opportunities.
    Slightly chaotic internal structures due to rapid growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Invest in mid-management.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time

    Pros

    great company with good atmosphere. Cool place to work in.

    Cons

    MS buy out changes things, more reporting and heaviness


  5. "Superb"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff, product, perks, company, leadership

    Cons

    Public/customer image of the products


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Don't believe all the hype"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great intelligent people to work with
    - free snacks and meals
    - great and interesting client work
    - interesting projects and stretch assignments (if you are lucky to get onto them and your manager is sponsoring you)
    - nice offices and environment
    - great compensation and benefits
    - very sales driven (if you like that environment)

    Cons

    - a lot of the culture and values are just on paper and not really followed through by all
    - a lot of politics between teams
    - a lot of hype on how internal career opportunities are promoted and encouraged - but no real evidence that these really take place even if you are a high performer and year in and out you are delivering - there is little to no support if you are working for the wrong manager or in certain areas of the business which do not offer many opportunities at all
    - a lot of bureaucracy and manual processes to be able to keep up with your work
    - in client facing roles you have to prepared to handle a lot of ambiguity at times
    - individual teams can suffer under mediocre management
    - a lot of ad hoc requests from management to provide additional information and input at very short notice - making re-prioritisation necessary frequently and can make you feel like you can never really get a good structure in place
    - workload in teams can vary significantly and as a high performer you rather get overstretched than supported (making it feel like you are punished with more work rather than be praised for the great work you are doing)
    - there can be quite a bit of favoritism (certain people get all the high profile projects, key clients and stretch assignments) in well established teams that can make feel other team members feel less motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Culture and values should really be lived up to not just look good on paper.
    Look more closely into your middle management teams and review how they are supporting their teams and especially high performers and how key assignments and growth opportunities are distributed.
    Are really all career conversations meaningful?
    Create career opportunities for all staff (even more senior people) - some of our clients actually run "job swap markets" where as an individual contributor you can swap roles in other departments for a quarter or determined period of time to learn and develop in other areas.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work but the London office has limited opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An amazing vision and a great company culture. Linkedin has a product suite unrivaled by anyone else in the market place and future innovations are sure to keep Linkedin as the global leader in talent, marketing, sales and learning.

    Cons

    In the UK career progression is limited. LinkedIn is i quickly evolving into a corporate entity of Microsoft and some of the changes are straining the culture of the organisation.

  8. "working in LinkedIn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    everything is good enough so far

    Cons

    currently , there is mo disadvantages


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A wonderful place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best people in the world
    Supportive company
    Truly fantastic benefits

    Cons

    People stay too long/lack of fresh ideas
    No upward mobility/too many senior leaders who do not move on
    Salary is not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Open up new roles to allow for more promotions/mobility


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Says all the right things, but delivers very few of them"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food, onsite gym, lots of staff activities and perks

    Cons

    Empire building, political, doesn't deal with bad behaviour, promotion based on popularity and less about performance

    Advice to Management

    Look at middle management - it's affecting your culture