LivingSocial

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Great company, awesome people, fast moving

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Event Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Event Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at LivingSocial part-time (more than an year)

Pros

LivingSocial goes to extreme lengths to make sure the people they bring on staff are of the highest class and talent. Whether that be sales to EC's, they are all awesome!

Cons

Don't expect a lot of the rules to be followed that you would find at a bigger older company. Some policy issues still need to be flushed out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it up!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Temporary Consumer Advocate for Takeout & Delivery

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    Current Employee - Takeout & Delivery Order Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Takeout & Delivery Order Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at LivingSocial as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Snacks, casual dress code, decent pay

    Cons

    Horrible 10 hour shifts and no thanks ever. The rest of the office gets to participate in happy hours, and other fun events, but the folks working the long, weekend and late night shifts are never appreciated. The temps are basically treated like rejects to be used and abused until until the assignment is over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    things were better... now little is in favor of employees

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    It truly used to be a great place to work. Made good friends, with fun, bright, young employees. Coworkers made work environment enjoyable.
    Beautiful, modern offices.
    Fun seeing your company featured in national publications, on the news.

    Cons

    They took the fun away. Not that work is supposed to always be "fun" , yes its WORK, but that is what livingsocial was known for as an employer, and what all the excitement was all about. initaly.

    In the end it turns into another draining sales job. Way too serious of a turn and focus on "hit your numbers or else you are done" considering the fun, daily deals subject matter that it is. I know they want to make money but gosh...
    Employees are miserable every day of every month, whether you make satisfactory commission or not, can't think about anything but their numbers, or leaving the job for something less stressful.
    Moral is low, stress is high. Constantly burnt out.
    Employees, especially those who have been there since and before LS's hyper growth phase are not really valued if you are not a top 1% performer out of 50+. If you are in sales or any quota based position, hard work isn't recognized unless it shows directly in numbers.
    Commission keeps getting cut, the better their employees do, and the goals are made higher!
    It is nearly impossible to move into other departments, you are pretty much competing with almost a hundred other employees in your position to move up.
    High turnover, either people quitting who also used to see this place as an awesome place to work, or are getting fired for being great employees who are not given the right platform, attention, training and support to reach their goals.
    Most newer mangers who weren't promoted from within don't understand the struggles of their employees, and dont see past numbers.
    It's all about numbers and nothing else, you feel like a disposable, money making machine.
    I'm sure if you are not in a quota based position, you may be one of the few employees who will still love to work here.
    It's only great for the top 1% of sales people, who do get rewarded. Spread the love again!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, managers who were hired who may have sold other products and services don't understand the struggles of current employees, can't relate, and lose very smart, loyal employees who could have grown and conquered elsewhere in LS.
    Bring back the fun, took way to serious of a turn for the subject matter at hand (daily deals)
    Shouldnt have hired people who weren't focused on sales as a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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