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Not a good match for Silicon Valley - Avoid this place

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  • 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 for 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    There are a lot of zombies there

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

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time for 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    - Out-of-date technology and engineers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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the Bay Area's Top Work Places for 2012!

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Smart and fun people
    -Free gourmet lunch daily and unlimited snacks/beverages
    -Texas Hold 'Em and Ping Pong tournaments
    -Accessible VPs
    -Flexible manager (allows us to work from home)
    -Supportive team and manager
    -Great medical premiums for employee

    Cons

    -Only 2 weeks vacation to start
    -Medical premiums for family is a bit high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to be transparent with information across the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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