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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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They just chanced the process so not sure. I interviewed 9 times. I had to sit for every one on the executive team. Each person had different questions and agendas. Just be prepared and be your self.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at LivingSocial in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    very thorough, series of phone interviews then invite to HQ, met with 5 people in three interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    was not able to negotiate salary but commission plan keeps getting better and better
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at LivingSocial in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Pretty interesting interview process. Matched up to what I read here on Glass Door. 2 different interviews-both Ladies very pleasant and Professional. First interview is about your current status and past experience.
    Also, very detailed about what job consists and answers almost any questions you might have. I was told LivingSocial would make up their mind very quickly and they did. Next step was again set up for phone interview by notice in my email. This time, role playing and a few questions. Asked me how I would sell to a nail salon and to role play that out with the pretend owner. I could have done a better job preparing and wish I had since I did not get the offer. I'm a bit older than any of their sales force ( at least in all their pics ) but I felt welcomed and very much liked my contacts. Best of luck!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at LivingSocial in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    they emailed me for an interview and i gave them a time. We spoke and was moved onto to 2nd interview which is scheduled for end of the week.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at LivingSocial in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    All positive interactions and follow up throughout interview process. Accepted interview invitation in Wash DC. I was offered a flight or the option of driving to the interview. Here we are, 4 months later, and they have never reimbursed me for travel expenses as promised.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions- thanks to this site!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at LivingSocial in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I wish I could say this was a professional process, but since they contact you and then never get back to responses I can't label it as such.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at LivingSocial in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Let me say that I completed the interview process in DC yesterday and have not recieved a decision as yet.
    I applied for the sales position in Baltimore. Before I had my first interview, I read every post on this site to help prepare for the interview. It was a big help knowing what to expect. Maybe my post will help the next person. I live in baltimore so I didn't have the hassle of airtravel (no plane-no pain). I arrived at the DC office a few minutes early. I was one of about a dozen candidates that were from all around this country. I was greeted promptly by Rachel who was very friendly and professional. She immediatley put me at ease and said that I would be interviewed twice, one right after another. The first interview went well. It was short and there was a timer in use to keep everybody on time. Some previous posts remarked that the timers were a distraction and seemed to rush everything. My take on is simply this, it really doesn't take a long time for someone to get the idea that you will be a good candidate or not. This isn't rocket science. The timers keep them on track. Anyway, first interview was easy. If you didn't get past that you had no business being there in the first place. The second interview took place about 5 minutes after the first one ended. This was the presentation interview. All the candidates were given three types of business to prepare for. They chose the business for you to present. Mine was a Yoga studio. No problem. If you did just basic preperation you should be ok. The timer was set and off I went. I got about 3 minutes into the introduction when the objections started coming. Why Livingsocial, we get 10 calls a day from "deal of the day" companies,what is the cost, how can I make money on that deal, what is the difference between you and Groupons. So be prepared for the objections(I was). The idea is to throw you off the track. Again, if you prepared for this, you should have no problem. The interview ended with an imaginary appt being set for the next week to come back and complete the sale (actually, the timer went off). I felt pretty good about that interview. Didn't come close to a full presentation but really, who could present this product completely and get to the close in twenty minutes. Ok, thanked the interviewers and went outside to the waiting area. Rachel came over and took me aside to ask me to come back in the afternoon. She also handed me a sheet that she had put together with some things I may find interesting around the neighborhood to help past the time. I had to kill about 4 hours. No problem. After all they were handling a large number of candidates and they had to get thru the first two rounds to thin the field out. And they did. I know there has been some question as to whether or not the third interview was a good thing. Its a good thing. So I walked around DC a while. Came back 1:30 for the 2:00 pm interview. I was asked to have my picture taken which was fine. Into the third interview I went. We covered the resume and then they went into the question and answer phase. Some examples, Why would LivingSocial want you to sell for them, what companies would NOT be a good fit(you need toknow this), tell me about some specific businesses in your town that would be a good fit for LivingSocial(you need tp know this too!) What type of business would be a good fit and why, why do you want to work here, I'm own a dinner theatre, sell me, No real hardballs thrown here. DO YOU HOMEWORK! you will be ok. Third lasted about twenty minutes (yes, there was a timer) and forgot to mention that there were three interviewers in the third interviewers. I felt pretty good with the third and I am hoping for the offer. I was thanked for spending the day with them was told thet they would be in touch within seven to ten days and sometimes sooner the better. That sounded good. Its now about 8:30 am, Thursday, April 14th and no call yet. But I have hope.

    Interview Questions
    • Not a difficult question here but if you are not ready for it your mind may go blank. Name several businesses you think would be a good fit.   View Answer
    • What type of business would not be a good fit? Know this.   View Answer
    • Not a question but a comment. You really need to emphasize the value of the social network. That customers are going to tell all their friends in there network how wonderful you restaurant, yoga studio, spa, theatre is.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at LivingSocial in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was originally contacted by a recruiter about a week after I submitted my application. She was very friendly and during the first phone call, asked really relevant questions pertaining to my background and experience then followed with a description of the interview process and comp package. The interview process seemed extremely tedious and time consuming and the comp was way low than what I needed - $30K base - REALLY? Straight out of college that would be so-so, but for someone with experience - not so much, but gave it a go anyways.

    The next few calls were centered around the prep of a mock pitch and prep for interview. All were fine.

    Got to DC and like all of the other posts, it was a crazy day. LOTS of candidates and yes - 2 interviews followed by a third. First one was with a girl who had to have been 18 at best and didn't ask too many relevant questions. Next was the pitch with two other Livingsocial people...got a merchant, acted as an AE and nailed it - even they're objections. Guess, i did good because I got invited to the mysterious third. Here, it was just more scenario and situational questions...again pretty easy.

    I did get the offer but there was no budging with the $30K. I at least need $45 to feel comfortable financially and I would be working in a small city with another ae already in place. The goals are not realistic. Plus, the commissions and bonuses don't appear realistic either. Overall, not a good feeling and declined.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Money was too low and the goals could not be reached and bonus/commish not enough.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First you submit online if you know someone ask them to recommend you (even if you dont they will for the money they get) then call with HR if they like you get an email for a face to face where you go in wait about an hour or two interview with a bunch of people make a mock call and so on

    Interview Questions
    • Why should you get this job over jane/joe outside sitting down   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at LivingSocial in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was very excited to interview with and apply for this entry-level sales job. Initially I applied through our universities recruiting website, and I made it past the pre-screen and had an on campus one on one interview scheduled.

    The morning I interviewed I had also interviewed for a similar job with another company. Coming to the interview I was dressed in a full suit. The first impression I had of Living Social was their lack of professionalism based on the clothes the interviewer was wearing. I was met by a woman wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and toms. I understand that the culture of Living Social is to wear what you want and to be your own person, but these recruiters are also the face of the company to the students they are recruiting, so I would think it's important to dress in business professional.

    The interview was scheduled to last 30 minutes, mine lasted about 15. I was asked a couple of questions. Do you understand what our company does? And then some generic sales questions. I was then asked if I had any questions. I prepared about 7 or 8 questions anticipating to answer 3-4. I went through all of my questions, and got one to two words responses.

    This morning, I received a "mass type" email from the campus recruiting email address. I was told that at this time I wouldn't be the right fit for the company. I understand that people don't always fit with the various cultures of companies, but the email had multiple typos. These weren't typos that only an English major would pick up on, rather they were typos that one would catch after simply proofreading before sending.

    All in all I think Living Social would be a cool company to work for, but I think their lack of professionalism may work for right now, but after a while it will turn enough people off that it may be detrimental to the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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