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Helpful (3)

Decent but flawed

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Coupons.com full-time

Pros

Even after 14 years of being in business, it's still has some start-up qualities - Casual dress - Plenty of free food that's pretty good - People are reasonably smart and friendly - Some latitude to be innovative

Cons

- Unnecessarily political atmosphere with lots of turf wars and siloed teams - Management often seems more focused on short-term targets than long-term strategy - High attrition in some areas - Lots of old-school systems and processes needing modernization, although they're working hard to update things

Advice to Management

Do whatever is necessary to get people feeling like they're all on one team, cut some of the red tape and CYAing that is hampering innovation, and keep the troops more focused on building a great company rather than hitting every short-term goal.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Not a good match for Silicon Valley - Avoid this place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Compensation & benefits are on par with other local tech companies - Free catered lunch every day

    Cons

    - Extremely low quality of employees - few have any prior experience in the Valley culture - the rare talented ones who accidentally ended up here have either left quickly or are actively looking to leave as the economy improves - Incompetent management - virtually none have tech experience or have ever worked outside the old-fashioned CPG industry - literally no clue how to run an innovative high-tech company - most never leave their offices - No innovation - company is just a rehash of an offline idea (newspaper coupons) with no re-imagining of how to transform CPG promotions for a digital world - this is where your career will come to die - Silo organization & no collaboration - you have never worked for a company (esp. in the Valley) with a more hierarchical structure or less cross-dept. collaboration Clueless founders - they had an idea for starting the company 13 years ago and nothing has changed since then - they refuse to leave & won't go public because they fear losing control

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring only CPG industry experience for management & Sales. The company is desperately in need of new, talented staff from other smart tech companies. Founders need to go.


  2. Helpful (4)

    There are a lot of zombies there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Easy hours - Scooters - Location, location, location

    Cons

    - Incompetent management - Out-of-date technology and engineers - Many dead weights - Just had the weirdest layoff


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