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Great company to work for.

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Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Washington, DC

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

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

Pros

Great culture. Great people. Very young demographic, but very smart and driven.

Cons

Maybe work-life overlaps with social life a bit too much, there's no separation.

Advice to Management

Keep it up.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Loved my time there, fearful of the future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LivingSocial

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great co-workers. Some of the best people I ever worked with.
    - Office HQ was really one of a kind, for the east coast at least.
    - A business model you could truly get behind, and feel easy when pitching to interviewees.
    - Want to try something? Go ahead. Ok to fail, just figure it out fast, so you get to invent.
    - Really good IT support team. Cant state how critical this was some days.
    - They really have gotten better when they need to cut staff. Not an easy thing to do, and they have better planning around it than 2 years ago.

    Cons

    - No idea where they are headed. It's OK to be #2 if you can make $$
    - Held onto the "anti-Groupon" mentality way too long.
    - Way too focused on bottom line, and profitability month to month and week to week. It's a distraction
    - Lots of cronyism. Definitely some people who don't belong in their roles, but have been there since the "old days".

    Advice to Management

    Might be time to sell, and be honest with longer tenured employees who think they will be getting a payout if/when the company is sold. Most are not in a position to get any big chunk.

    Pick a direction and go at it relentlessly. Constant pivoting is a fact of life, but not a solid business strategy.

    Get Execs some very senior help, they need it.

  2. Marketing Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    In the early days of LivingSocial it was fun and energetic. The money was great and the sale was fast. The goals were easy to meet and very possible to exceed.

    Cons

    The company does not seem to be standing the test of time. The Daily Deal platform is dropping from relevance. The environment became frenetic and felt desperate. Goals and compensation was constantly changing.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management was out of touch with the challenges in the field.

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