LivingSocial

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Rollercoaster but fun!

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Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

I worked at LivingSocial full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Very energetic and fantastic group of people to work with. Field management team was one of the strongest teams I have seen assembled.

Cons

Communication from field to corporate is totally discounted. Communication overall is a major issue but they are aware and working to improve.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust those who know your markets and listen to them.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    The Best of Times to the Absolute Worst of Times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    -Fun environment
    -Great deal of independence, as long as you meet your unrealistic goals

    Cons

    -So much money was wasted in the first few years of the company with over the top expensive conferences, multiple layers of non-essential employees, etc - a sign of young, inexperienced management
    -After the big layoff last year, things have gone from bad to worse, with company morale being at an all time low - so many talented people have left and are continuing to leave
    -Dying industry - the daily deal is now hurting local business and merchants don't want to devalue their business by signing on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With all of the excessive spending in the beginning years, it was only a matter of time until the company's bottom line would be affected. You're going to have to quickly re-invent the company if you want to continue to stay in business for the long-term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    24/7 stress, low pay...but it is a startup!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at LivingSocial full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good entry level sales job in start up tech company
    Sales meetings in Hawaii and DC
    Young employees who like to play hard

    Cons

    Management can be abusive
    Unrealistic goals so you can't make more than base salary of $35-45,000
    End of month stress is debilitating
    No long term career growth as daily deal space is flat...and all you are qualified to do is cold call or telemarketing sales
    High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retrench and set realistic goals so top performers make six figures on consistent basis...regardless of size of market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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