LivingSocial Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Team in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Product Team in Washington, DC

    I have been working at LivingSocial (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of people, fun culture and atmosphere, and great location!

    Cons

    It is hard to advance.


  2. Good First Job

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

    I worked at LivingSocial (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great People, Motivating Work Environment, Fun Atmosphere, etc.

    Cons

    Ill-guided management, lack of communication between departments, throw you into the fire and figure it out mentality, with-holding commission, and drinking way way too much--even for frat boys.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Really, really bad upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Only pro is that if you are on the list of minions to a member of upper management, you can pretty much get away with anything.

    Cons

    If you are not on the list of minions, you better keep your mouth shut if you have any suggestions or even worse, have any actual issues. Either drink the Kool Aid and keep your eyes shut to how unhealthy this company is or risk getting blackballed or let go. HR was about the worst I have ever dealt with as well. COMPLETELY unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad people that have brought this company down and beg the good one's who left to come back!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Photo Editor

    Former Employee - Photo Editor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at LivingSocial (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Would rather not disclose opinions.


  6. Won

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at LivingSocial

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

    Pros

    Flexible, freedom, decent pay, able to innovate as you choose

    Cons

    Poorly run, no vision, sales runs the show


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sales

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

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with

    Cons

    treated the sales team terribly

    Advice to Management

    Too much micro managing


  8. More cons than pros

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

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you're young and just getting started in your career this is a good place to ease into the workforce. There is a corporate pantry and the company organizes some activities and tries to infuse fun into the workday. Don't expect any major perks, but at least it's not a cubicle farm full of people who don't want to interact.

    Cons

    Benefits have gone downhill, and the drama is pretty bad due to the mass quantities of people who feel under-compensated and frustrated with lack of upward mobility. It needs stronger management, less process, more transparency, and a more inspiring future.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work.. that comes with an asterix

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

    I have been working at LivingSocial

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

    Pros

    The kitchen is stocked with snacks and beer and the lunch area is a fun lively area. Fantastic benefits. Unlimited PTO. Great people. The employees that work there are fantastic. Young, hard working, friendly workforce.

    Cons

    Ideas within the company move VERY slowly and some are ignored because revenue drives most of the direction. Management is lacking depending on the team you work with. Some teams are given perks that other teams do not get. Hard to continue learning. Company direction is unclear.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Marketing

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

    I have been working at LivingSocial

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

    Pros

    Nice people, lot of intelligence and experience, decent office

    Cons

    Different departments seem to undermine each other, salespeople focused (or are forced to focus) on their revenue which causes a lot of distrust from consumers with bad merchants

    Advice to Management

    Empower the right people to have influence over sales


  11. Helpful (2)

    Account Executive

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great young team, Ra Ra attitude, was a fun place to be.

    Cons

    Management kept us in the dark prior to the massive 400 person layoff, we were handed recycled leads that everyone else and their grandmother called.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and honest to your employees and they will reward you with more sales.



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