LivingSocial – Why Work For Us?

about livingsocial

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With thousands of unique and diverse offers every day, we inspire our members to discover everything from weekend excursions to international travel, from exclusive gourmet dinners to family outings and more.

what we do for our customers

At LivingSocial, we are experience architects, designing unexpected opportunities and adventures to satisfy the deal seeker, the curious, and the savviest of shoppers. We offer everything from bargains to fit your budget, services you need when you need them, and for the explorer in all of us handpicked, unique experiences at a great value.

what we do for our merchants

LivingSocial’s vast network and reach is a perfect platform for local businesses to tap into. Whether you are a restaurant, retail store, hotelier, service provider, or venue with an event to promote, LivingSocial can significantly enhance your marketing efforts.

Our experts will work closely with you to craft the right deal for your business. We’ll help you determine the type and timing of the offer that will attract new customers and generate visibility for your brand.

values & culture

 

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LivingSocial's five values drive our company and everything we do, every single day. 

  • Live Hungry
  • Make Strong Moves
  • Champion Good Ideas
  • Recognize Others
  • Surprise & Delight

Our success is a result of the passionate and talented people who work here. To keep that fire lit, we offer our employees team building activities, LeadingSocial development programs, a customized speaker series, and other opportunities for professional development.

No matter where you find yourself championing good ideas, we’ve got plenty of ways to relax and energize your mind and body. This includes everything from video games, skee-ball, and air hockey to discounted gym memberships and free chair massages. Dress code? Dress up or dress down. Your call.

Are you excited yet? We're hiring! Find out more and apply here


work with passion

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And we’re looking for talented people to help us reimagine local commerce.

who we are looking for


People with bold new ideas and the appetite to make them a reality.

 We’re in the market for hard workers who 
can communicate, collaborate, and create handpicked experiences for our 
members. 

The pace is fast and the work is challenging, but the rewards are
 great and the potential is unlimited.

we're hungry to win

LivingSocial is hungry. We’re energizing local commerce and connecting merchants and consumers across the globe. We are fueled by our talented team and obsessed with achieving our aggressive goals. We expect everyone to go above and beyond their job description and seek ways to raise the bar. Whether you're collaborating during an all-night hackathon, building a partnership with a top merchant in your city or recognizing the feats of a fellow LivingSocialite at our annual award ceremony, you'll never have a shortage of opportunities to do more.

We move fast, take risks, and pride ourselves on staying flexible, fun, and ferociously committed to executing each day. Do you want to be challenged by your job and be surrounded by passionate, dedicated, and creative people? Are you hungry? We want to meet you! Learn more and apply here



compensation & benefits

 

Your compensation package at LivingSocial includes way more than just your bi-weekly direct deposit. Though don't get us wrong - we know that matters. That's why we offer competitive salaries and generous bonus potential to non-sales team members, and a competitive base salary and lucrative incentive package for our inside and outside sales team members. 

We've got you covered way beyond your paycheck. Here are some of the benefits our full-time U.S. employees enjoy:

  • Comprehensive health plan including vision and dental for you and your dependents
  • Flexible PTO program 
  • 401(k) matching program that vests 100% immediately 
  • Pet insurance - we love your furry friend as much as you do!
  • Free, healthy (ok, and a couple of kinda indulgent) snacks in our offices
  • Regular speaker series, free workout classes, and happy hours
  • Commuting benefits
  • Oh, yeah - and the people! 

When you go through our recruiting process, one of our recruiting team members will give you more specific insights on the type of compensation and benefits package you could expect at LivingSocial. Learn more and apply here

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employee spotlight

A monthly look at some of our best and brightest.

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Mike Bidgoli

So, what’s your job?

My role is VP of Product. I primarily work on our consumer products. This starts with thinking through the business case for a product all the way down to how we organize around it, design, ship, test, measure and optimize the individual features.

What's your favorite part about working at LivingSocial?

I have always loved thinking about local businesses. They have also historically been most underserved by tech companies.  What we do at LivingSocial is helping these businesses. The positive impact is very real when we get it right. The impact is on the place around the corner, which you love, and they all of a sudden get to do better because of us.

What's on your work playlist?

This one is going to be a bit weird. I usually listen to a few songs on repeat all day long. I change them monthly. The habit stems from my time back in CS labs in school when I needed to fully concentrate by blocking noise out while programming but still not get distracted by what I was listening to. I must have played Beverly Hills Cop's soundtrack 1K+ times!  Right now I have Coldplay, Morgan Page, and Bag Raiders on.

How do you wind down after a long day at work?

Working out helps me relax and clear my thoughts.  I also have a few favorite shows that I watch. I’m currently waiting for House of Cards Season II to arrive on Netflix.  

What does your ideal weekend entail?

My Saturdays are spent on a “learning” project or errands. They’re most often not related to my day-to-day work.  Sundays are my fun days. An ideal weekend would be a productive Saturday followed by a night out and brunch the next day. Family and/or friends have to be a part of the mix.

What do you think sets LivingSocial apart from other companies?

Our audience is overwhelmingly young, affluent, educated women. That’s a very sought after audience. The other interesting part of our business is that our engaged users have a credit card on file and purchase a range of products from us. Add those to our relationship with local and national businesses and you come up with a very strong platform that you can extend in a number of interesting ways. 

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    I have been working at LivingSocial

    Pros

    Everyone at LS is awesome. Laid back environment, great pay, AMAZING benefits

    Cons

    Too much change. Goals are not reachable especially in 2014

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    Go back to the way things used to be. You had happy people who loved their jobs!

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LivingSocial Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at LivingSocial.

    Interview Details

    Responded to a job posting from LS on Monster.com. Recruiter responded in less than a week -- very quickly! Interview was scheduled promptly with e-mail confirmation. Interview was with two staff members who asked a few questions. Very low pressure, easygoing recruiters.

    Interview Questions
    • Recruiters asked to do a quick role play of a scenario where they were the customer and I was the call center rep, and needed to help them. Unexpected, but I even made a little mistake during, and they let me start over, possible assuming that I Was just nervous.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate salary as it was already set for that position. Position was temporary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

LivingSocial Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work, Washingtonian Magazine, 2011
50 Best Places to Sell For, Selling Power, 2013
50 Best Places to Sell For, Selling Power Magazine, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.livingsocial.com
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Groupon, kgb deals, Gilt Groupe

LivingSocial is a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city – or wherever you may be.

We provide a trusted, convenient source for finding value on everyday items and activities and identifying novel, enriching and fun experiences for you to enjoy and share with your friends.

Mission: Our mission is to help local and national businesses grow by introducing them to high-quality new customers. We deliver compelling and cost-effective marketing solutions... More

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