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"Best Job Ever"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Consultant
Current Employee - Marketing Consultant
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I count my blessings everyday at this job. I feel valued and well compensated for every effort. There would be nowhere else I could make 6 figures my first year on the job. The role of MC is creative and thought-provoking as we craft the best deals for our merchants based on market research. Even as an outside sales rep I have been made to feel like part of a team. I am in love with my job and couldn't ask for more.

Cons

This is a high stress-high return job. If you don't like to feel the pressure it may not be a fit for you.

Advice to Management

Keep it up! My managers have helped me to grow both personally and professional. I feel like they have all truly invested in my success!

Other Employee Reviews for LivingSocial

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The Best of Times to the Absolute Worst of Times"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    -Fun environment
    -Great deal of independence, as long as you meet your unrealistic goals

    Cons

    -So much money was wasted in the first few years of the company with over the top expensive conferences, multiple layers of non-essential employees, etc - a sign of young, inexperienced management
    -After the big layoff last year, things have gone from bad to worse, with company morale being at an all time low - so many talented people have left and are continuing to leave
    -Dying industry - the daily deal is now hurting local business and merchants don't want to devalue their business by signing on

    Advice to Management

    With all of the excessive spending in the beginning years, it was only a matter of time until the company's bottom line would be affected. You're going to have to quickly re-invent the company if you want to continue to stay in business for the long-term


  2. "Fun "open" environment with poor business practices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Relaxed work culture
    * Strong tools and resources for personal growth
    * Fun intramural programs and events
    * Free snacks, soda and beer

    Cons

    * Messy HR processes
    * Leadership is very removed
    * Although you may have a great relationship with your direct manager; directors and VPs are not accessible nor transparent about topics regarding the company's growth/ lack there of
    * Poor business model. The promotion of idealistic tasks subtract from the bottom line.
    * No clear marketing plans for special projects
    * Too much of a lean towards the "look and feel" of the product rather than simply scaling production * Premature programs that did host talents from the appropriate fields. Making new product growth clumsy and void of intuition.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the basics. Also, if you are going to promote an "all-inclusive" work environment find ways to better connect with your employees beyond the occasional event.

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