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.

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.

We decided to eat at the curry truck. The curry chicken burrito was fantastic.

Look at those lines! Ok, enough of the food, let's check out the rest of the campus.

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.

We head upstairs and find these two employees enjoying a game of ping pong on their break.

There's also this golf arcade game...

...and a Foosball table...

...and this cool Rolling Stones pinball machine.

Here's a look at the snack room/lounge next to the game room.

There are fridges like these all over the campus. They're fully stocked.

Junk food!

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.

Now for some more recreation. Here's the yoga room. LinkedIn offers free classes.

There weren't any yoga classes going on when we visited though.

Gym time! LinkedIn also has fitness professionals on hand to help employees out with workouts.

Not a bad way to spend your break.

The gym is fully-stocked.

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.)

Like Googlers, LinkedIn employees get around campus by bike.

There are bike racks outside each building.

Busted! Google's main campus is next door. Looks like a Googler stopped by to visit LinkedIn.

LinkedIn keeps growing like crazy. Construction is underway on a new building to house new employees.

As we enter the next building, we start out in yet another game room.

Here are some classic, old-school arcade games.

Looks like the pool table here is a bit wobbly.

More work spaces. Some LinkedIn employees have wild imaginations.

This employee has a turntable at his desk. He scratched out some beats for us.

All the conference rooms in this building are named after drinks. Welcome to Mudslide!

Each department gets to come up with their own logo. Here's Corporate IT.

As we head out of the Corp IT area, we come across this Zoolander photo taped to the door. We're not sure what it means...

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.

Here's the sitting area of the LinkedIn library.

Onward to the main building!

Here's the main building's lobby.

We love this orange logo in the lobby.

LinkedIn likes to promote its products to employees. Here's a poster detailing the new Windows Phone app. What, no Business Insider love here?

The cafe is attached to the main lobby. Let's go inside.

We visited the cafe after lunch hours, so it was pretty much empty. However, we did get to try this awesome soda machine. Let's take a look...

You control the soda machine with this touchscreen. It has flavours we've never even heard of.

Raspberry Coke Zero? Don't mind if we do...

Push to get your soda. It's time to leave, so we'll take this one on the road.

That's it! Goodbye, Mountain View.

Now take a tour of a hot Brooklyn startup

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