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Rollercoaster but fun!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

Trust those who know your markets and listen to them.

Other Employee Reviews for LivingSocial

  1. Free snacks and beer don't replace a decent work environment and career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Advocate
    Former Employee - Consumer Advocate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great parties -always free snacks and drinks -modern office setting in both Seattle and DC -fairly open communication -management would listen to employee suggestions and concerns

    Cons

    -management would listen to employee suggestions and conerns, but often would not act on these concerns. -mandatory overtime, often 8+ hours a week -extremely limited room for advancement. You have to get your manager's approval to apply for a promotion or department change. -passive aggressive management style. This can be an issue if you want a promotion (see above). Very few progress reports or meetings with management in general (though should have been monthly). When meetings did occur, managers would tell employees about issues that occurred months prior to the meeting. -majority of management in consumer services were just promoted as they were hired were company was smaller -unobtainable KPIs ...oh, and almost everyone was laid off. I got out in time, though.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. Promote those who deserve it, not those who have "done their due diligence".


  2. Helpful (1)

    The Best of Times to the Absolute Worst of Times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


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