People who left Linkedin, do you regret it?

Jan 30, 2019 40 Comments

Thinking about leaving the company to join a start up. Benefits and perks are less, obviously.

The perks at Microsoft/Linkedin kicks ass I’m worried that I will miss it but also looking for a change.

Was wondering the people who have left Linkedin, do you regret it?

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TOP 40 Comments
  • Snapchat you know y
    Stay hungry, stay foolish.
    Jan 30, 2019 6
    • Dropbox / Eng 100k🔗🐼
      $440 still better than $6.50.
      Jan 31, 2019
    • LinkedIn j@ck
      Lol Snapchat got owned.
      Jan 31, 2019
  • New / Eng SharmaG
    The bar to leave a company like LinkedIn is very very high. You are not only running into the risk of leaving a good situation, you are also at the risk of landing in a terrible mess. You'd need to be in love with the new company and its founders if you want to leave. Also, I'd be shocked if the startup is not misrepresenting itself to you in someway. That's how this game is played.
    Jan 31, 2019 7
    • New / Eng SharmaG
      Lol at $5M being reasonable for a startup. There was a poll here a while back about how much people made from startups and people who made money were $500K or less. Most didn't make any money at all.
      Feb 1, 2019
    • LinkedIn Eng155
      That is the point of the risk... why hate on startups
      Feb 2, 2019
  • Pinterest OJay
    Hmm., first things first. If you are moving for money you might be in for surprise. Benefits suck at preipo companies. Would be even worse at earlier startups. Make sure you are mentally prepared for a noticeable step down in cash 💰From what I know, LinkedIn’s benefits is similar to (May be better) that of google/fb. Go only for experience. Hope it’s rewarding.
    Jan 30, 2019 0
  • Microsoft Desitechie
    The food is too good to quit.
    Plus pay and work live balance.
    Unless you would be working in some state of the art research, I shouldn't give up all this, and work more hours for less pay!
    Jan 30, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn stung
    Financially, it makes sense to leave and pursue high growth companies. Your stock growth is stunted right now and they don't give refreshers like the others.
    Even the bigger ones like Google and Facebook will have more growth than msft at this point.
    Jan 31, 2019 6
    • LinkedIn sSLM76
      I got a meets expectation review for 2y and I was transferred to a new manager that year
      Jan 31, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng caltrop
      WTH is associate SWE ? Is it a discontinued level ?
      Jan 31, 2019
  • Google chamiyaa
    I hear from friends and colleagues (who worked at LinkedIn) that you can always boomerang back if you're leaving on good terms. No harm in testing the waters for some time, if it doesn't work out you can always go back.
    Jan 30, 2019 4
    • New / Eng abuhr3i
      Is Microsoft the same? Can you boomerang if you join their competitors?
      Jan 30, 2019
    • Microsoft Desitechie
      I thought it was same true for every company, perhaps except some paranoid ones like Apple
      Jan 30, 2019
  • LinkedIn Eng155
    No because it was too comfortable. You’ll regret not growing in your role. Great place when you have a family. Time to go if you don’t to navigate the sea.
    Jan 30, 2019 1
    • LinkedIn dpwM83
      OP
      Are you still with Linkedin?
      Jan 30, 2019
  • Airbnb JTNn88
    No. There are tons of opportunities outside LinkedIn. Why do you stay just for perks?
    Jan 30, 2019 4
    • Is that dto stored in a DB?
      Jan 31, 2019
    • LinkedIn dpwM83
      OP
      No
      Jan 31, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng caltrop
    Depends on the startup. If it's one of those that peddle vaporware, don't bother. But if they have an actual product & strong potential, go & try it out. Like others said, you can always come back in a year. Also obligatory TC & YOE ?
    Jan 30, 2019 2
    • What is vaporware?
      Jan 31, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng caltrop
      Google bruh. In short, non existent product.
      Jan 31, 2019
  • Slack / Eng
    namelessyo

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    Looking women Chinese speakers for lunch in SF
    namelessyomore
    Is there a way to stay at that startup for a week? Say you take a week of leave and take some small tasks at the startup. Is this a good idea?
    Jan 31, 2019 0

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