LivingSocial

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Had great potential, now stagnating

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Great people and colleagues, very young group and you will definitely find people to hang out with and go out with. "Startup" environment in terms of snacks and some fun extracurricular events, though these have tapered off since LivingSocial began.

Cons

Managers have traditionally not been helpful and are more interested in their own success than yours. Frequent change in compensation plans lead to low morale and lots of frustration.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find qualified middle managers who know what they're doing and have more transparency through the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get things in Gear

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

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

    Pros

    Great Product. Great Staff. Great subscribers.

    Cons

    Top level people are clueless. Too many changes. Bad Q3 incentive plan. Goals are still out of whack for some. Target marketing cannot be applied in this industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have to change something every quarter you didn't higher the right person to make that decision in the first place. Making changes is fine but when you do it commit to it. DQP still needs to go. Let employees make you money. Stop preventing this from happening. Inside sales needs to go. They don't make you any money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Heading downward with no end in sight

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

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working options, high degree of autonomy, lower- and middle-management very receptive and helpful. Definite sense of camaraderie as everyone in a given department works together toward the same goal.

    Cons

    Upper management is opaque and seems rife with tension. Board-level executives put so much spin on their messages that it's impossible to take anything at face value. Poor vision, and inter-departmental relationships are dysfunctional. A month doesn't go by without the company embarrassing itself very badly, and all its employees by association.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't tell us what's really, honestly, truly going on, we'll assume the worst... and the way we're operating, the worst would be pretty bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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