You’ll Wish You Worked At LinkedIn After Taking This Tour Of Its HQ

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MOUNTAIN VIEW – In the year or so since its IPO, LinkedIn has surpassed the 150 million user mark, while growing its staff from about 800 to almost 2,500.Its headquarters in Mountain View has grown a lot too.

We recently took a tour of LinkedIn’s growing campus and got a behind the scenes look at one of the world’s largest social networks.

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title=”Fridays are now “Food Truck Fridays” on the LinkedIn campus. A bunch of trucks arrive in LinkedIn’s central parking lot before lunch time. In about an hour, employees will be lining up. It’s a nice change from the free lunches served in the company’s indoor cafe.”
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title=”Lunch time! LinkedIn employees start lining up a bit after 11 a.m. The food truck craze only started a few weeks ago here, but it’s a huge hit.”
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title=”Look at those lines! Ok, enough of the food, let’s check out the rest of the campus.”
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title=”LinkedIn has been growing fast, and it now occupies several buildings. Here’s the lobby to one of the newer buildings where many of the product people work. Let’s take a look inside.”
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title=”There are fridges like these all over the campus. They’re fully stocked.”
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title=”As we stroll through the working area, we take a look at how LinkedIn employees decorate their cubes. Blow-up dice seem to be the theme in this section of the office.”
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title=”Now for some more recreation. Here’s the yoga room. LinkedIn offers free classes.”
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title=”There weren’t any yoga classes going on when we visited though.”
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title=”Gym time! LinkedIn also has fitness professionals on hand to help employees out with workouts.”
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title=”Not a bad way to spend your break.”
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title=”Alright, time to move on to another building. But first, we spot this staff photo celebrating LinkedIn’s 150 millionth user. (LinkedIn has more than 160 million now.)”
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title=”Busted! Google’s main campus is next door. Looks like a Googler stopped by to visit LinkedIn.”
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title=”LinkedIn keeps growing like crazy. Construction is underway on a new building to house new employees.”
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title=”The next building over houses LinkedIn’s PR team and some business development people. The lobby has a reading area where employees can chill out.”
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