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LivingSocial Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
414 Reviews
3.0
414 Reviews
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LivingSocial President and CEO Gautam Thakar
Gautam Thakar
22 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Only good thing is that you are able to work from home if you work on the Outside Team (in 56 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and focus on promoting good honest work (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales team isn't held accountable, low end of the pay scale, little to no work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Ridiculous competition with inside sales, when we shout "local" in our Branding (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was hired to write copy for daily deals for business all over the county.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LivingSocial

    Pros

    Writing for them was a learning experience.

    Cons

    They never paid me on time.

  2.  

    Great Culture but unorganized

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at LivingSocial

    Pros

    The company values employee input.

    Cons

    Policies change day to day. Unsure future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Was Great, but NO MORE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LivingSocial

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefit, fun job.

    Cons

    Just let go 20% of the company. The future viability of Livingsocial is very uncertain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people and great benefits with a flexible work from home environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    Good people and culture with great benefits. Flexible work from home environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes low commission depending on how well the deal sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Place to Work but High Turnover

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Torrance, CA

    I worked at LivingSocial

    Pros

    Great environment! Surrounded by hardworking sales professionals that help motivate each other. Lots of food and alcohol. Ping Pong, TV, Games, and Suprises. The pay can be pretty good! Very rewarding helping small business get new clients!!

    Cons

    Over worked, High turnover, very hard to make sales and quotas! Churn and Burn. Quotas are way too high!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys have a good thing going please figure it out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Things look bleak

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Company has attracted some good young talent, so there's smart people working here. Thus, it's a great place to network. Informal dress, free cheap snacks, and booze. They'll also hire young people who don't have much experience, so that's good if you're trying to start a career.

    Cons

    Unstable (company has had to lay off hundreds of employees in one day on two different occasions)
    Inept middle management
    Pay is poor outside of the higher tech departments
    Senior level leaders have all the power but a track record of failure
    Company has never had more than two consecutive successful quarters of business since it scaled up years ago
    Chaotic, unprofessional work environment; lots of finger-pointing and departments do not work well together
    Apathetic HR department
    Culture is superficial and dependent on the individual efforts of employees/departments
    Promotions are very hard to come by and raises without a promotion are even more rare. In my three years, the company never awarded employees the merit bonus, so don't believe it if you see it in your offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope that the new CEO can right the ship. There's potential for a new CFO, CMO, and the company has never had a CTO or a COO. Starting over with new leaders and a focus on accountability is the only way things can rebound here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A DELUSION OF GRANDEUR

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    Fun people, fun parties, fun annual conferences.

    Cons

    Very stressful each and every month! Very high quotas, and you're fired immediately if you don't hit them. I had years of great work, and then missed my quota by 1 and 2 sales, mostly because of cancellations by the business owner, and yet was fired. No support from certain district managers either ... mine was extremely lazy. Daily deals are also unpopular with most businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and put in some work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Flexibility, work from home, great pay, great management, fun culture, but forever changing and trying to keep up.... While cutting in the wrong places......

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    Current Employee - Marketing Executive
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive

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

    Pros

    - work from home
    - great pay structure at senior level
    - fun culture
    - great management
    - great benefits
    - 401k match
    - recognition where due

    Cons

    - fast paced environment, when something changes by the time you figure it out its changed again.

    - understaffed in the wrong departments (production)

    - disconnect between sales and sales operations (almost like fighting with your own organization to get things done)

    - late advancements in the product (in comparison to competitors which made it a very tough sell)

    - limiting concepts outside sellers could sell

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast Paced, fun environment and great people!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great People and Culture! Your team and manager are very supportive and always are there for any questions asked. Definitely a fun career! Clients love LivingSocial and it is a great method to improve their exposure along with increase of clientele

    Cons

    No Cons, I loved everything about working for LivingSocial. Training is great, management cares about their employees, and the learning capabilities are endless!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great! Whenever I needed a question answered they were available to communicate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work in DC area

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Washington, DC

    I worked at LivingSocial as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Close to west coast companies.

    Cons

    They don't give that much Compensation & Benefits as an intern.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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