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Updated 5 Dec 2019

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner
Jeff Weiner
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  • "High targets, work-life balance, little visibility into how decisions are made by higher management(in 81 reviews)

  • "Limited opportunities within the organization once you are a senior IC, middle management lacks inspiration(in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastica empresa en la que desarrollarte"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility authonomy benefits culture international

    Cons

    middle management, pressure, level of activity

    Advice to Management

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    LinkedIn2019-11-07
  2. "Excellent place to work, a little heavy on the corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unrivalled perks & benefits, resources to do do what you need and focus on making sure you're a happy and engaged employee. above average pay, and relatively strong opportunity to grow your career fast here.

    Cons

    Hyper growth has caused cracks to form in overall structure, inexperienced middle management, a heavy focus on work culture can be overwhelming.

    LinkedIn2019-06-18
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive - Marketing Solutions"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture Very high standard of colleague Room to grow Genuinely challenging and motivating Great senior management Open Honest Constructive Amazing Perks

    Cons

    Nothing is Free - you work extremely Hard for what you get! (No complaints here) Sales Quotas / Targets can be used to punish overachieving Top performers get screwed New layer of middle management offer nothing!

    Advice to Management

    LinkedIn Marketing Solutions has some amazing AE's / CSM's - not enough get promoted to management. We instead hire Google's left-overs... not good enough for a company that wants to lead and talks about economic opportunity etc! We then have mangers running teams who don't understand the core role - and just talk in Management Jargon to avoid looking silly.

    LinkedIn2019-03-07
  4. Helpful (17)

    "Fake work environment, forced happiness."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Canteen, Benefits, Building, Supportive teams (cleaning, security is amazing)

    Cons

    Very bad attitude towards employees from middle management. Tasks are up on the air, no really commitment, no progression, no career path, no recognition, a lot of push backs. The worst part is the fake workplace. Forced fun activities, fake spiffs, tasks are done just to be done. Nothing is sincere, people are looking to do the daily task and leave. Completely acting against its values and when you ask about those values the response is the bullying. HR doesn't want to involve in anything, it is all managers decision. Firing people just before their probation period ends withouth any explanation. And extending probations is a trend now. HR is constantly sharing anonymous feedback about employees to the management secretly. Nothing is kept confidential. Favouritism is the key to success. Over looking managers and harassing acts are welcomed. I can't understand how it became that bad and unwanted in the last couple of years. Real bad example of employer branding. Real disappointment.

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    Advice to Management

    Try to recognise your employees. Try to hear people who are suffering and let them talk. Bullying is not the best choice and not good for the future. Try to accept feedback.

    LinkedIn2019-02-22
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Enjoy it Like it lasts"

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    Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn

    Pros

    Really good people, it's a joy to work with of the professionals here; Lots of benefits; Great brand to work for; Great culture, the company heavily invests on its employees; If you know the right people, good chances to transfer to other offices, including visa sponsorships; The product is awesome.

    Cons

    Office politics will take you further than good results; On the way to becoming a corporate behemoth like all the others - massive increase in bureaucracy and bs; Unrealistic sales targets and saturated markets and huge pressure; "Open, honest and constructive feedback" as long as doesn't go against whatever buzzwords are trending at a certain given time; Poor middle management, some have no idea what they are doing, they were successful sales reps but that doesn't mean they are good fits to be a manager.

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    Advice to Management

    Leave the political BS at the door, be "open and honest" about what will happen with the Microsoft merger, keep recruiting hungry people

    LinkedIn2017-01-13
  6. "Great Company"

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    Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn for more than a year

    Pros

    Vision, mission, culture, executive leadership, perks, workspace.

    Cons

    Middle management, bureaucracy, unrealistic sales targets.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within to retain unique culture.

    LinkedIn2016-11-23
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture and perfect for learning & career progression"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    LMS-Campaign Manager role is great, as well as the team, the managers, the salary, the package, the perks, the culture and the career progression. We are expanding and gonna double our headcount at the Dublin office from the current 1000 to 2000 ppl by end of next year. Definitely a recommended career change for anyone who is multilingual and who can deal with a fast-paced, growing and international corporation-environment. I can honestly say that LinkedIn is very competitive, your choice whether you focus on the core job or push yourself and totally own your career by taking and identifying global projects and constantly learn new skills. With Lynda and the great training opportunities internally progress is really up to you and depending on your time management skills and work-life balance management. There are thousands of new positions internally and the company always prefers internal applications/referrals. The competition is huge though, so if you are a challenge chaser you have to make sure that you constantly exceed expectations and so that you can progress. Managers are pushy in terms of getting the real best out of you and help you develop, doing so by not micromanaging you. Definitely not a startup any more as there is massive hyper-growth in the Dublin office (EMEA HQ with new office in progress), but managers are fortunately still very open to suggestions regarding any reasonable process-,workflow-,even core job changes in case you have a plan in place how to maybe pilot a reasonable responsibility change within your team first, then if it's succeed, even globally. So be honest and constructive, act like an owner and do take intelligent risks and never stop learning. If you remain to be committed and motivated along the way, the hard work will be appreciated and ROI guaranteed. Transformation is very welcomed but you are the only one who is really owning your career progression. The opportunity and support is there for you.

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    Cons

    - hyper-growth - Work-life balance is poor in AdOps and most of other departments as well - can be extremely fast-paced and so requires very strong pushback skills if you want to prevent yourself from burn-outs - middle management sometimes lacks on having adaptive management styles - Can be too pushy and very challenging - High expectations but lack of real positive feedback if you succeed in your core job. They want more than that --> transformation plan, action plan, skills development, global and mandatory projects needs to be taken on for promotion. - Doing just your job won't be enough to thrive here

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    Advice to Management

    For management: - Try to be more patient, understanding and please show more empathy and people skills when you're coaching/mentoring - Adapt your management style according to the person - Implement an even better information sharing system - Review the currently too slow promotion pace by recognising talent - Hire managers who have climbed up on the latter and did the exact job of their team - Hire more people managers! We already have great process managers

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    LinkedIn2016-05-06
  8. Helpful (11)

    "Great place to start a Career... but a lot of nasty internal politics"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Linkedin is a great place to work and start a career. There's a lot of opportunities for training and personal development, plus the perks are great. Also, you'll be surrounded by great peers from all over the world who will help you grow as a person.

    Cons

    Terrible low and middle management. There are a lot of people who were there early and now have become manager who do not have a clue of how to manage. They just ask for forecasts and look up for their own interests. This causes a situation of bad mentorship and a lack of career paths. Also, there's a lot of over promising about things that will never happen. There are also a lot of internal politics and you have to be careful who you befriend if you want to really progress. I saw a lot of people getting promoted not on their merits but on who they were friends with.

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    Advice to Management

    Build career plans for your employees, and don't let your first line managers mess with your best employees's future. Also, the best sales reps do not always make the best managers, so don't promote every good sales rep to management because they are usually very selfish and lack coaching abilities.

    LinkedIn2015-12-14
  9. Helpful (12)

    "political!"

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    Relationship Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at LinkedIn

    Pros

    great opportunity to learn and grow professionally

    Cons

    Very bad middle management without any experience

    Advice to Management

    Consider to hire better Middle Management and be less political with promotions!

    LinkedIn2015-01-04
  10. Helpful (24)

    "LinkedIn Dublin - Very political, employees only out to get the brand name on their CV."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LinkedIn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Like other online companies in Dublin they offer free lunch, healthcare and stock option. The brand is well recognized so good name to have on your CV.

    Cons

    Management in Dublin are all into the culture of the company and want all employees to enthusiastic at all times but without having an actual opinion of their own. The culture in Dublin is all about using the corporate buzzwords, make sure that you words like "transformational", "billion dollar startup", "ownership" or "culture", creating a environment where well connected employees become spoiled and think they are the best of the best, but probably would not be successful in another major company. Success and promotion is more based on who you know and who likes you then any sound business logic. This may be because middle management is very inexperienced, from what I could see most are promoted into role and still trying to learn how to be managers and preferences to support their "friends" then make hard business choices. Linkedin is by far the most political environment that I've ever witnessed, manager is always involved in internal fights, instead of working towards one goal they fight for political power. Everyone smiles and says they are your friends by they are looking out for themselves. Making many of the sales people very unhappy but afraid to voice concerns in fear of their jobs. Compared to hiring standards and creative thinking in other online companies in Dublin, Linkedin is more close minded, managers are inexperienced and staff only looking to get a the brand name on their CV before moving on. Not a good place for people with with ideas of growing..

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    Advice to Management

    Having a culture is good, but it not the only thing and embrace different opinion and diversity among your employees, it will create friction but that is how you get new great ideas! If an employees is working 8 to 12 hours a day and still can't reach their targets, there is somthing wrong with the targets not the employee. Start trying to remove the politics, put focus on delivering across departments. The biggest obstacle to performance is turf wars between local office and Dublin. Learn from your other companies in Dublin about how to be innovative with EMEA. Improve the hiring standards, if you want the best staff, hire the best!

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    LinkedIn2013-06-25
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