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"Rollercoaster but fun!"

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Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very energetic and fantastic group of people to work with. Field management team was one of the strongest teams I have seen assembled.

Cons

Communication from field to corporate is totally discounted. Communication overall is a major issue but they are aware and working to improve.

Advice to Management

Trust those who know your markets and listen to them.

Other Employee Reviews for LivingSocial

  1. "Lets smart developers get things done"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The peers you work with are all great - at least on the software side. It's a rarity, but every programmer here is someone I respect and get along with. The work schedule is extremely flexible, as is location. There's a lot of trust that developers will get things done, and that in turn seems to bring out the best in a great many of them.

    Cons

    It's a daily deals company, which isn't that glamorous of a change the world proposition, but there are definitely efforts being made to build tools to really help small businesses succeed, and not just offer coupon-like deals.

    Sometimes things seem a little disorganized with so many people working on so many different things, so you have to be very proactive in figuring out who can help you solve your problems, but overall I greatly prefer that to someplace that has a rigid org chart and forces you to ask permission before getting even small decisions made.


  2. "It used to be fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Most people at the company are really great thinkers and innovators
    - Social aspect was fun (pre-layoffs)
    - Free snack and drinks

    Cons

    - Middle management is terrible and lacks foresight
    - No raises, no promotions
    - People glare at you if you leave before 6pm.

    Advice to Management

    - Take a real hard look at who you put in charge, sometimes seniority or previous experience does not make a good manager/project leader

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