LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Rewards 3,500 Employees with iPad Minis

Business Insider reports that LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has gifted every LinkedIn employee with an iPad mini.

Here's what a spokesperson had to say about the gesture, which was first tweeted by Darain Faraz, a LinkedIn communications manager:
We wanted to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of all of our employees in 2012. During today's biweekly All Hands meeting, we surprised our employees with iPad Minis as a small gesture of the company's gratitude for their contributions.
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The iPad minis were handed out an an all-hands meeting to each of LinkedIn’s 3,500 employees, presumably as a small reward for LinkedIn's record Q4 earnings of $303.6 million. 3,500 iPad minis carry a total retail price of just over $1.2 million, tax included.

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Posted: 21 months ago
Best place to buy a Mini is now the Bay Area Craigslist.
Rating: 28 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
Jeff Weiner (channeling Oprah): You get an iPad! And you get an iPad! And you get an iPad! Everybody gets an iPad!!!!
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
I'm still fixated on the factoid that LinkedIn has 3,500 employees.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

A pay increase or longer holidays would be better. An out of date iPad mini is like a kick in the teeth.


I have the feeling you've never actually been kicked in the teeth, have you?

I'll spare you: it feels nothing like getting an iPad Mini as a present from your boss.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
How does linked in even make any money, let alone $300 million in a quarter.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
3500 employees?? How?? Why?? That sounds like 3000 too many...
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

How does linked in even make any money, let alone $300 million in a quarter.

They prey on the unemployed.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
Nice gesture from a management to the people working for the success of their company.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
Remember that shipment that was stolen from JFK. I think that was 3500 Minis... Where was Jeff Weiner at the time?
:-)
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

Would it have been too much to get the full size iPad?


If he wanted to get the same amount of storage it would have been an extra $170 x 3500 employees. So he could have done it, but it would have cost the company an additional $595k (plus tax).
Rating: 4 Votes

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