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LivingSocial Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
448 Reviews

3.1
448 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Now the only pro is that I work from home (in 47 reviews)

  • Fun work environment full of talented sales professionals (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • The culture does does not promote work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Take the Good with the Bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can make good money. Work with some amazing people. Great energy. Great perks.

    Cons

    Stressful sales quotas which constantly change. No down time. Very time consuming process to get sales through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sales team. They have a great deal of useful information that should be taken into consideration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, poorly managed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Casual dress code, free snacks & beverages, plenty of bike racks, laid back environment, lots of opportunities to get to know colleagues in different departments

    Cons

    Full of cliques & favoritism, poor management, political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that a lot of lower management has never managed before and send them to training; improving their abilities will go a long way to increasing employee satisfaction, retention and the company as a whole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    The people who work there are great. Management tries to be your friend instead of helping you grow.

    Cons

    The problem with this company is their constantly changing their expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start talking to everyone instead of being in a management click.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    livingsocial: Great for consumers. Awful for merchants and employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Good office space and equipment. Casual dress.

    Cons

    High stress. Low reward. High turn over. No company culture. A product that does not have the merchants interest at in mind, only the profitability of livingsocial. Not competitive with with other daily deal competitors. Unreasonable deal quantity and no enough focus on variety and benefit to the merchants represented. Merchants interest in fading in working with livingsocial, worse, consumers interest is fading given the lack of variety. This is because livingsocial only works with concepts that generate revenue for livingsocial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a huge difference between management and leadership. We manage objects, tasks, challenges. We lead people. Be the leader that is in front of your team saying "we can do this and here is how" rather then the mangers that says, "here is what are need to do, now do it" Give your team opportunities to be listened to. Acknowledge and understand them. Motivate and inspire them. Make them feel valued as the talent they are rather then the very replaceable resource that you treat them as.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good effort--missed target

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a high energy work place, non cubicle work environment and a trendy place to work.

    Cons

    This company seeks younger people. I am not against or saying young people in a company is a negative thing, however, in a start-up, you may want to seek multiple aged employees for more experienced knowledge across the board.
    Perks; not many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider focus. Work on enjoying your employees, helping us to feel value and you might have a better reputation. Your culture and values are one thing, and then your people are another. Treat us better, and keep focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Disorganized and Minority Issues

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great if you worked in the right department.

    Cons

    Marginalizing issues. Not a very diverse environment considering you're in a major city that has a high minority population with degrees.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Young Company, Bad Management

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home, opportunity to make a lot of money

    Cons

    No growth, terrible management, change is good but TOO much change is chaos, no consistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people actually doing the work not just the management who have no clue whats going on because they are too busy worrying about themselves and keeping their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, highly-collaborative work environment, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Staff  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Event Staff in Washington, DC

    Pros

    great people to work with - the fast paced environment lends itself to falling, getting back up, and trying again with the support of your whole team. Learn lots and wear multiple hats to build many skills

    Cons

    sometimes feedback can be too fluffy. The company promotes no fear of conflict, but most of time only gives compliments and shout-outs even when not deserved. company-wide decisions are usually kept very secretive with little communication amongst team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun Environment, Company going downhill

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Food, Snacks, fun work environment, great co-workers

    Cons

    Very little chance for upward mobility

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to start your career with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist

    Pros

    Fun office, great pay (ok base + great commission) for entry level, free food/drinks in the office

    Cons

    Poor management, very unorganized, long term outlook doesn't look to promising

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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