LivingSocial

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  1.  

    The best club to get into... if they remember to call you.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator 918 F St in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator 918 F St in Washington, DC

    I have been working at LivingSocial part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Loved my co -workers and the overall experience. They love to hire internally.

    Cons

    Management spend frivolously and is overall disorganized. I interviewed for the position only because I ran into the employee that had interviewed me originally and she had me contact her to schedule. Really spotty leadership that can't make up their mind. I was told after interviewing for THREE different position that I was incredibly qualified but in a weeks time of interviewing me they were in a hiring freeze...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A year of fun until the last couple of months.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Excellent insurance benefits and pay rate

    Cons

    Did not handle the customer inquiries. There was so much lack of discipline at the beginning that those who were disciplined towards the end got it bad. What kind of company doesn't excuse an employe with a legitimate doctors note? I understand the employees took advantage of the no discipline in the beginning, but it was so bad that supervisors advised their CSRs to apply for FMLA to avoid getting fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism and pay attention to everyone around you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Leadership

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

    I worked at LivingSocial

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and culture

    Cons

    No accountability or true direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced leadership team to renew energy, focus and accountability in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Like working in a concentration camp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Consumer Service Representative

    I have been working at LivingSocial

    Pros

    Great health benefits and PTO accrual per pay period.

    Cons

    After the layoffs the atmosphere has changed (2015) I was threatened of being terminated and also put on a written contract for being 1 minute late. Not targeted but company wide policy changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency is key.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Postion at LivingSocial

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

    I have been working at LivingSocial

    Pros

    Good culture, Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of direction or organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Loving the LivingSocial work/life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    LivingSocial is a very fun and invigorating place to work. The support from upper management is wonderful and the relationships you will develop both professionally and personally are amazing!

    Cons

    Lack of clear communication from corporate office in DC to satellite offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent between DC office and satellite office to limit the uneasiness with important company information.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Was Great, but NO MORE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

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

    • Culture & Values
    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
  10.  

    Disorganized, stressful, poor decision making - surprised if they're still in business one year from now

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

    I worked at LivingSocial

    Pros

    Office culture is laid back

    Cons

    Many employees are inexperienced and immature, little room for personal growth, endless big ideas from higher ups are never followed through, high turnover, poor decision making. Their subscriber numbers dropped 80% in the past few years due to lack of marketing and poor decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beef up marketing and regain consumer confidence, if possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    How to make a pretty good company horrible in just one year... let a reality tv wannabe make big decisions

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

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits
    Flexible PTO time for Outside staff
    This used to be a great company to work for, but the last 18 months has brought this company to the brink of shutting the doors.

    Cons

    Goals given AFTER the quarter starts. How is this even legal to tell people they will get a bonus if they hit a goal, then not even give them their goals until well after the quarter starts? Our goals doubled over a year. Yes, doubled, even though daily deal sales plummeted.
    You only get to be in upper management or part of the cool crowd if you drink the Kool Aid. You cannot say anything negative or offer suggestions on how to fix issues or you are labeled a troublemaker and blacklisted. The people that are still there, the one's that have survived massive layoffs and haven't quit are there because they have learned to smile and ask for more while their paychecks have been cut in half.
    The great one's the one's that started this company and made this company great have all long quit. This company should be ashamed of the talented people they let slip through their hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why you call the people that were there 3 and 4 years ago when the company was killing it and ask them to come back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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