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55 English questions out of 55

August 2, 2019

What is health insurance like at LinkedIn?

Pros

Come to work feeling challenged; always having communication with my own manager about career growth and taking on new projects -Health insurance premiums paid for 100% -401K match 50% of your contribution up to IRS limit with no vesting schedule -Microsoft RSUs -Week off Fourth of July and End of Year in addition to time-off -$2,000 /year wellness benefit - 8 employee resource groups - President's Club in Bali - Quarterly Employee Voice Survey to communicate with management List goes on... If you put in the time and work hard you will be rewarded for your contributions, most manager positions are filled internally

Cons

LinkedIn doesn't pay the best compared to our competitors. Candidates do not take our offers because our salaries are the highest. They join us for our culture and values. If you're driven by a company that wants to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce, and a company that has a lot of philanthropic motivations, this is the company for you. LinkedIn Lifers embrace this culture and stay for the long haul.

Health insurance premiums paid for 100%

August 2, 2019

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February 19, 2019

Does LinkedIn pay for a gym membership?

Pros

* 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

Cons

* 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".

Advice to Management

* Abide by the law. * Punish poor performers and wrongdoers, even when the latter are top managers and/or HR. Managers and HR are not exempt from rules nor from the law. * Provide non-Sales teams with the same access to rewards and attention as Sales people. Non-Sales people are valuable, too. * Reward high performance achieved in an ethical fashion. * Do what you preach. Apply the well advertised LinkedIn "culture and values" pillars. If not, stop marketing these pillars and stop pioneering "compassionate leadership" internally/externally.

Great perks (from free food and free gym to equity plan)

February 19, 2019

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April 15, 2021

Does LinkedIn offer vacation time?

Pros

- Awesome Benefits for healthcare, company disconnects/ shutdowns for 2 weeks, reimbursement programs for gym/massage/home cleaning services, 401k + Stock Plans - Hiring Managers are true partnerships rather than order taking like an agency or other companies - For any recruiter, you will grow in how you think with data driven decisions and how to leverage information for closing candidates/Hiring Manager relationships, and opportunities to join projects for the LinkedIn Recruiter tool - Your teammates will be your best friends

Cons

This is hard to say, but needs to be addressed: LinkedIn is a company that prides itself on being compassionate, to use Jeff Weiner’s word specifically. Unfortunately, for the recruiting org, there has been a mass exodus after the 2020 layoffs. The main culprit being the culture shift. Ex: getting promoted is extremely difficult. This last year after lay-offs not one recruiter was promoted, but a Manager was promoted. Anyone who was targeting to get promoted has to wait another full year. Favoritism is a real issue here. Ex: While you will be told it’s unlimited vacation, any time off outside of the company shutdowns is not encouraged. Ex: there are quarterly surveys asking how to be better, how your Managers can be better. Despite feedback, nothing is ever done to rectify any alarming issue. But you will always be told how to be better, no matter what. Overall issue: LinkedIn started out as a welcoming company with a start up mentality. Now it’s more of a grind company with a “clique” energy and you’ll find yourself saying how great it is, but also feeling like you’re never enough. Personally, I’d rather work for a company that is honest about the work expectations and long term agenda.

Advice to Management

Go back to basics. Be honest about what you expect from your team and reflect on the nepotism that is ongoing within the org to combat the growing clique type energy. If you really value feedback, take the feedback provided and start integrating changes.

Ex: While you will be told it’s unlimited vacation, any time off outside of the company shutdowns is not encouraged.

April 15, 2021

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December 5, 2018

What is the retirement plan like at LinkedIn?

Pros

- food, food, food - awesome culture! - work life balance is great - great leadership - impact per employee is great - food - perks like 2 weeks per year shut down, DTO, free food, 401k match (50 cents per dollar), 401 after tax, awesome gyms, inDays, $2000 perk up per year, medical benefits and list goes on - did I say food?

Cons

- tooling and tech stack can be better for the perspective of the size of the company and revenue. Glad that these things are taking priority post acquisition by M$.

Advice to Management

- keep doing the great work - thanks for being transparent.

perks like 2 weeks per year shut down, DTO, free food, 401k match (50 cents per dollar), 401 after tax, awesome gyms, inDays, $2000 perk up per year, medical benefits and list goes on

December 5, 2018

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July 28, 2020

Does LinkedIn offer massages?

Pros

Benefits: -€1500 towards yourself aka. The gym or massage -Global company shut down for 1 week over Christmas -Amazing offices -Amazing people and management

Cons

Are currently making people redundant and won’t be bring over the next 6 months Redundancy could have been handled much better by management. They sent emails to people saying there job was safe even though it wasn’t.

The gym or massage

July 28, 2020

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