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"Had great potential, now stagnating"

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Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
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I worked at LivingSocial full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great people and colleagues, very young group and you will definitely find people to hang out with and go out with. "Startup" environment in terms of snacks and some fun extracurricular events, though these have tapered off since LivingSocial began.

Cons

Managers have traditionally not been helpful and are more interested in their own success than yours. Frequent change in compensation plans lead to low morale and lots of frustration.

Advice to Management

Find qualified middle managers who know what they're doing and have more transparency through the company.

Other Employee Reviews for LivingSocial

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Get things in Gear"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Product. Great Staff. Great subscribers.

    Cons

    Top level people are clueless. Too many changes. Bad Q3 incentive plan. Goals are still out of whack for some. Target marketing cannot be applied in this industry

    Advice to Management

    If you have to change something every quarter you didn't higher the right person to make that decision in the first place. Making changes is fine but when you do it commit to it. DQP still needs to go. Let employees make you money. Stop preventing this from happening. Inside sales needs to go. They don't make you any money.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my time there, fearful of the future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great co-workers. Some of the best people I ever worked with.
    - Office HQ was really one of a kind, for the east coast at least.
    - A business model you could truly get behind, and feel easy when pitching to interviewees.
    - Want to try something? Go ahead. Ok to fail, just figure it out fast, so you get to invent.
    - Really good IT support team. Cant state how critical this was some days.
    - They really have gotten better when they need to cut staff. Not an easy thing to do, and they have better planning around it than 2 years ago.

    Cons

    - No idea where they are headed. It's OK to be #2 if you can make $$
    - Held onto the "anti-Groupon" mentality way too long.
    - Way too focused on bottom line, and profitability month to month and week to week. It's a distraction
    - Lots of cronyism. Definitely some people who don't belong in their roles, but have been there since the "old days".

    Advice to Management

    Might be time to sell, and be honest with longer tenured employees who think they will be getting a payout if/when the company is sold. Most are not in a position to get any big chunk.

    Pick a direction and go at it relentlessly. Constant pivoting is a fact of life, but not a solid business strategy.

    Get Execs some very senior help, they need it.

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