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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Man child company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coupons.com (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flexibility
    Methodology/tools - Agile, Jira etc.
    Can be a good place to retire

    Cons

    There is barely any diversity in the company. A US native may will feel left out. Poor job mobility if you like career change etc. You are on your own there is no mentoring or grooming. Some shades of favoritism is also visible. This is a 10+ year old company trying to behave like startup.

    Advice to Management

    You are a great story teller but you do not tell the real story. Direction misleading and confusing. You only communicate at quarterly hands-on.

    Meet and communicate with employees more often.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks are fine. And the office location is closer to commute from south bay.

    Cons

    No coordination between management and teams. People feel very insecure of their job.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Not a good environment"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time

    Pros

    nice free lunches and generally speaking the compensation and benefits are fair

    Cons

    terrible leadership, no communication about vision and strategy, no teamwork, most leaders are walking around afraid that they will lose their job so therefore they do nothing to standup to the top executives, place is a continual revolving door

    Advice to Management

    Retire


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    even the free lunches are terrible

    Cons

    The executive management team is in a fantasy world- low on skill, planning and communication, high on ridiculous expectations and micromanagement. The silly corporate events like dressing up for an all day Halloween party or Walking Dead Movie Nights do nothing for real team building or building the skills of the employees. There is virtually no opportunity for anyone here, it is disorganized, no goals, no real business plan, no team or individual objectives. This company is a revolving door of leaders and employees - and Customers. Attrition is incredibly high between people getting the heck out and them firing and replacing people, only to fire the next one and rehire. Trust in leadership and CEO is absolutely minimal and they are scrambling to find the next big thing that may save this place. It is not worth saving.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Create an actual business plan, mission and corporate goals beyond a revenue goal and actually share with your employees. if they don't know what to believe in they can't follow you. The incredibly unprofessional, internally competitive culture people can not stand to get out of. Please, please get rid of dogs in the office. They simply do not belong there.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good place"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Leadership in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Leadership in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There was a good group of engineers who thirsted for a change. So prospects/possibilities were exciting.

    Cons

    CEO is ineffective. Cofounder hasn't kept up with modern advances which is troubling given the position is one of technical leadership. Cronyism and nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    This is a non-Silicon Valley Internet company even though it is based in Silicon Valley.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Forever a contractor, and fulltimers don't get it much better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free catered lunch and snacks.

    Cons

    High turnover, contract-to-fulltime promises are rarely fulfilled, lack of career development, higher ups are overpaid and don't care about your wellbeing (which also leads to high turnover in both lower and higher positions), cubicles. The company is still structured with lots of politics and hierarchy but tries to be "new Silicon Valley."

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees and their personal career development. It helps the company grow. Find some leadership that will stick around and bring real changes to the company.


  8. Helpful (13)

    "This place is absolutely TOXIC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    NONE. With the exception of a few lone fabulous individuals this organization is unprofessional, highly political back stabbing, poorly managed, nightmare.

    Cons

    Executive management is completely out of touch, operate separately of employees. Lay off's and firing's every month. Constant changing of plans, teams and priorities, no actual planning or communication. Everything is about making this month's numbers; and it does not matter how they are achieved. No career development or real opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop actingand speaking to your employees like bullies on the 3rd grade playground


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Mgmt does not care about people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flextime, free food (not very good food)

    Cons

    Mgmt does not get that having quarterly layoffs impact morale at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and look at the atmosphere you have created


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Stay away at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very few pros, although they do have a decent client base.

    Cons

    Enormous turnover, no brand, HR or internal communications. little regard for employees, its all talk. CEO is huge micromanager - employees just expected to react, never question the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Welcome ideas, your employes are not robots. There is more to life than the IPO and money. If you treated employees and customers better you would reduce your attrition in your CPG customers who are flocking to other providers.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Not a dynamic, interesting company"

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    Former Contractor - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coupons.com as a contractor

    Pros

    Free lunch, drinks, and snacks
    Good location for commuters
    Pretty good pay

    Cons

    Coupons has all of the trappings of a "hip" Silicon Valley environment: fridges filled with drinks, snacks galore, and catered (albeit pretty unhealthy) lunches. However, below the surface, it's a drab, lifeless place. Any idea you may get of this being a "fun" company is completely false; it's a sad cubicle farm with quiet, beaten-down employees. Lower management has an iron grip on their employees, often putting up roadblocks without giving any clear communication as to why. Though a lot of managers here are women, it's clear that they favor the men in the office, allowing them to push back more often when ideas aren't universally liked. Any new ideas that you enter the company with are quickly ignored in favor of doing things the way they've always been done. There is also little-to-no contact from HR or upper management if you need to voice concerns about your work environment.

    If you're seeking stability, beware: this company's practice of hiring contractors is suspect. If you are entering in a contract role with the intent of converting, think long and hard if you want to be a contractor for a year or more. They started me on a nebulous 3-6 month contract, with the idea that I would be converted in about 2 months. That conversation never happened again; it's just more important that their bottom line looks good rather than if they treat their employees with respect by giving them full-time jobs with benefits.

    If you're in your early, mid, or late twenties, don't waste your life here. There are much better places to be.

    Advice to Management

    Do not let lower management bully employees. Create a system with HR so that complaints can be heard and addressed before they get out of control. Innovate - your company depends on it!


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