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Not a dynamic, interesting company

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Former Contractor - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
Former Contractor - Marketing in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Coupons.com as a contractor

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Free lunch, drinks, and snacks
Good location for commuters
Pretty good pay

Cons

Coupons has all of the trappings of a "hip" Silicon Valley environment: fridges filled with drinks, snacks galore, and catered (albeit pretty unhealthy) lunches. However, below the surface, it's a drab, lifeless place. Any idea you may get of this being a "fun" company is completely false; it's a sad cubicle farm with quiet, beaten-down employees. Lower management has an iron grip on their employees, often putting up roadblocks without giving any clear communication as to why. Though a lot of managers here are women, it's clear that they favor the men in the office, allowing them to push back more often when ideas aren't universally liked. Any new ideas that you enter the company with are quickly ignored in favor of doing things the way they've always been done. There is also little-to-no contact from HR or upper management if you need to voice concerns about your work environment.

If you're seeking stability, beware: this company's practice of hiring contractors is suspect. If you are entering in a contract role with the intent of converting, think long and hard if you want to be a contractor for a year or more. They started me on a nebulous 3-6 month contract, with the idea that I would be converted in about 2 months. That conversation never happened again; it's just more important that their bottom line looks good rather than if they treat their employees with respect by giving them full-time jobs with benefits.

If you're in your early, mid, or late twenties, don't waste your life here. There are much better places to be.

Advice to Management

Do not let lower management bully employees. Create a system with HR so that complaints can be heard and addressed before they get out of control. Innovate - your company depends on it!

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company - unless in a satellite office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coupons.com part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, smart people. Really interesting space to be in - technology driven.

    Cons

    I worked in a satellite office and felt very disconnected from the larger company. HR was often unresponsive to needs outside the core organization.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that your core company goals/objectives/tenets are being communicated throughout the organization....even if the organization isn't physically in CA.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Politics trump merit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with. The perks (although almost every other company in the Valley has them too).

    Cons

    The people you work for. Unfortunately, politics get in the way and sometimes the people who work the hardest are not the ones getting what they deserve. But, if you are friends with the right people (read - management), your outlook may be different.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They most times DO know better.


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