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"Never a dull moment"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Colorado Springs, CO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at LivingSocial full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Moves fast to address change, challenges. Creative, innovative, pays good employees well, accountable for realistic goals. Smart people coming up with smart ideas. Innovative and invigorating atmosphere. Fast paced intelligent company. Fair pay, good benefits, progressive company atmosphere. Hires competent people and expects high standards.

Cons

Corporate management is young and inexperienced. Rules come from nowhere are not always well explained. Has a "top down" us vs. them approach to sales team. Doesn't ask or listen to ideas from the field. Says things like "I will allow, I will permit" rather than working as a team with consultative approach. Many in corporate just don't understand our clients. Gets in the way of its own progress with cumbersome processes and rules. Very little transparent higher management communication.

Advice to Management

Get more flexible deal approval criteria on the street where sometimes rules might not apply - we're missing opportunities in the name of following rules and missing ideas by not listening to sales teams in the field every day.

Other Employee Reviews for LivingSocial

  1. "LivingSocial Adventures: Fun, creative opportunities; too short-lived"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Experience Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Experience Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I worked at LivingSocial part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    + Great people
    + Fun events
    + Fantastic opportunity to creatively problem-solve
    + Get paid to enjoy yourself

    Cons

    - Company expanded far too quickly
    - Mid-sized markets closed after less than 9 months


  2. "Invigorating, challenging, evolving."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    Its a new way to bring merchants and buyers together and sales team is great at showing how merchants can have long term success if done right.

    Cons

    Management does not always seek insight from sales team - the ones doing the job - before changing or adding something.

    Advice to Management

    Get some ideas from the people on the street, your sales reps.

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