Coupons.com Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The hard work pays off and is recognized by management. It's a collaborative environment and they hire the best of the best.

    Cons

    More vacation time would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job! Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    * Ability to work on interesting and challenging projects.
    * Good work environment.
    * Good work life balance.
    * Free snacks, beverages, fruits, and catered lunch.
    * Free physical activity sessions like yoga, kickboxing, etc.,
    * My boss is very reasonable and understanding and knowledge and provides the right team culture to grow professionally. He is very technical as well.
    * Managements lessons to the employees.

    Cons

    * No gym.
    * Only 2 weeks of paid vacation for the first 2 years.
    * Maybe more salaries and bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Like no other. Free food, great benefits, and the best people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free, catered lunches every day. Beer on Fridays. Weekly tech-talks and brown-bag learning sessions.
    Some of the most brilliant minds, most from Yahoo and Intuit. Work from home and vacation policies are excellent. Spot bonuses are given for a job well-done.

    Cons

    Aside from the normal growing pains, there really are no complaints. There's room for advancement, and experience in many technologies is available if one is willing to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Really Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    * Great People
    * Great Technology
    * Great Business Opportunity
    * Strong Business Leadership
    * Great Salaries
    * Free Lunches & Snacks

    The company overall has really made a strong impression on me. I really enjoy the work and the people and will remain committed to bringing greater excellence to the company in all of my professional contributions.

    Cons

    * Nothing is perfect but coupons is really good all around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Fast moving company, but cares less about employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, work is ok, if not monotonous

    Cons

    Moves fast, but is shaky

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    slow to move considering its a startup

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Has some very good engineers, managers around. Has good work life balance. Free food is decent enough.

    Cons

    very slow to get things done due to bad management in some departments. constant restructuring and down sizing doesn't help with job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not restructure every 6 months, retain good talent by giving better salary hikes and fire managers who are blockers for getting things done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful

    Big Disappointment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a good product, and is well positioned for growth where there is potential. Location is good, if you live on the peninsula. Free lunch and food every day is a nice perk. Benefits are good. Depending on the position and department you work it can be positive environment.

    Cons

    Rapid growth in it's first 2-3 years created arrogance in management, and the belief that the growth potential was a slam dunk. Coupons Inc is the market leader in the online printable coupon space, reach is broad, and thousands of sites have their white-label content. However, the company is still struggling with positioning and how to move to the next level. Their revenue is only sufficient to sustain a company of about 50 people. Big problems are on the horizon, therefore it's not a stable place of employment any longer. Nor, is it a place to learn or grow.

    Management seems lost regarding what the next steps should be. There is no clear vision relayed to the employees. And, several layoffs were the result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new mid-level management in product development, and marketing with more creativity to drive innovation. Promote personnel in all departments based purely on results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Well Positioned Company in High Growth Internet Business with Unproven yet Arrogant Management Team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Extremely well-positioned in a burgeoning industry (digital coupons)
    - High-likelihood of success in the public market. IPO is imminent within 2 years or less
    - Easy workload (i.e., low expectations from business)
    - Lots of free food & drinks, including daily catered lunches
    - Company sponsored "employee bonding" events (poker tournaments, Halloween contests, etc.)
    - Awesome company luxury box at SF Giants games (best box in the stadium). Company regularly makes tickets available to the employees, including World Series games!
    - Pets are allowed in the office
    - Excellent employee-referral program

    Cons

    - Unproven, inexperienced and arrogant management team (in some, not all, departments)
    - Management team not experienced in how to run an Internet, e-Commerce company
    - Most of the leaders in the company are from the old, traditional coupon business.
    - Company culture is forced. No "team spirit". Everyone is out for themselves, including most managers
    - Decisions are unilaterally made from the top down
    - Innovation and risk-taking are not encouraged
    - No employee training or career development plans
    - No transparency in how promotions/employee evaluations are made
    - Very uninspiring office space...at least in main building...(think Office Space, only without all the glamour)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management needs to listen more to the people that they hired from other, successful Internet eCommerce companies. Certain departmental VP's are not qualified to run an Internet-based company. They came from the old, coupon business and they think this is the same business, just a different delivery platform. It's not. Also, the management here rewards loyalty and subservience instead of innovation, risk-taking and new ways of thinking. There's a high-level of arrogance with the exisiting management team since they've been successful to date. However, I think that much of their success has been due to being in the right space at the right time, rather than their management skills. There is an "old boys" network amongst the top managers that's hard to break through. They only trust those that have been through the "dark" days with them. They fall into the trap that things are going well, so they must be doing the right things. However, things could be much better than they currently are. When the competition heats up, that's when they'll realize that they're not qualified for these lofty positions...but by then it will be too late.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Politics, politics, politics!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Client Services in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, flexibility in schedule, free lunch and snacks daily, generally nice people.

    Cons

    Work hard to get no where. Even if you're doing a great job, you'll get overlooked due to tenure and politics. Not a good motivation to work harder.

    No communication between departments, making for a jumbled mess of products that may or may not be necessary or helpful to the company. Lot's of wasted talent and money in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to the employees that are eager and willing to go above and beyond without being asked. They will be your money makers. If not, you'll lose all your good talent to your competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Siloed departments mismanaged by founders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch in area with no restaurants
    Company seems to have lock on on-line coupon market

    Cons

    Founders have little grasp of technology used in OLTP at scale they do business at - still tied to processes that made sense when they started the company. Siloed development teams block one another. DBAs call shots. Not an environment where an engineer will progress technically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of half your management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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