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Helpful (2)

Never a dull moment

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Colorado Springs, CO

I have been working at LivingSocial full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Moves fast to address change, challenges. Creative, innovative, pays good employees well, accountable for realistic goals. Smart people coming up with smart ideas. Innovative and invigorating atmosphere. Fast paced intelligent company. Fair pay, good benefits, progressive company atmosphere. Hires competent people and expects high standards.

Cons

Corporate management is young and inexperienced. Rules come from nowhere are not always well explained. Has a "top down" us vs. them approach to sales team. Doesn't ask or listen to ideas from the field. Says things like "I will allow, I will permit" rather than working as a team with consultative approach. Many in corporate just don't understand our clients. Gets in the way of its own progress with cumbersome processes and rules. Very little transparent higher management communication.

Advice to Management

Get more flexible deal approval criteria on the street where sometimes rules might not apply - we're missing opportunities in the name of following rules and missing ideas by not listening to sales teams in the field every day.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    RUN as fast as you can from this company!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home iPad and computer provided Great benefits Training in DC

    Cons

    People in DC approve deals in your city Although your quota is 20/month, these cannot be met because half are denied by corporate Management doesn't listen Follow up training is non-existant Your mentor is so busy trying to meet their goals that they do not have time to help

    Advice to Management

    Realize that there is a learning curve Treat your employees with respect Go to bat for them to help push their deals through


  2. Helpful (2)

    Fun hip company that lacks strong leadership and realistic goals.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible schedule, great benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible training, unrealistic goals, low pay. They get you excited about the company saying its a 1-2 call close when really it's more like a 10 call close. Run not walk from working here! If you want to consistently close 18 accounts a month, then this job is for you! No growth opportunity either.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that actually sold the product not a bunch of cheerleaders that have no idea!


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