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Updated June 9, 2017
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LivingSocial President and CEO Gautam Thakar
Gautam Thakar
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  • Very little appreciation for work/life balance in some departments (in 19 reviews)

  • Communication on the upper management- employee level is not always good (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Smart People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Partner Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Partner Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by talented people who make working worthwhile.

    Cons

    Communication pre-acquisition was poor. No security.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Great co-workers, poor professional development and support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Editorial in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with! Everyone was smart, funny, nice, great at their jobs.

    Cons

    Management wasn't entirely supportive of staff, nor did they provide a pathway for moving up.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Easy communication with management. A lot of opportunities to move around within the company.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any at the moment. It was sad when our office closed in Tucson.


  4. "My Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very inspirational, fun, exciting, dynamic

    Cons

    Very segregated, many departments were isolated and non inclusive.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity Training and to step off their Educational Hi-Horse


  5. "Great company, minor flaws!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, great co-workers and growth potential. Flexible work hours, great bosses and fun atmosphere. You get to really get close to your co-workers and they welcome new ideas.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability. Co-workers can be very childish. Managers need to grow up; Workforce is too young. The company is going downhill.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and make some changes. All ideas do not need money throw at them. Listen to the little people at the lower levels. We have great ideas too.


  6. "Senior Director"

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

    Pros

    The culture & team. Outstanding team and has proven to do incredible things with less.

    Cons

    Unstable financial environment.
    Bad financial decisions throughout 2012-2014 led to the downfall of LivingSocial.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northeast, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It really did have a lot of potential, and the culture was amazing and fun and filled with bright people.

    Cons

    There was too much opportunity and we were forced to expand too fast. This caused constraints on our focus and we couldn't get it done.

    Advice to Management

    Well, theres not much left of management, they were acquired by groupon. i am happy that many friendships were made, and the ride was amazing.


  8. "Grow Grow Grow!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun faced paced work from home environment.

    Cons

    Grew too fast, wasted $, it all blew up.


  9. "Merchant Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchant Service Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Merchant Service Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    upper management does not care about the employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off the best people


  10. "Definitely a growing experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment with a lot of intelligent people.
    - Snacks and flexible (i.e. most managers were fine with team members working remotely a few days a week)
    - Ton of room for professional growth (most team's promoted from within)

    Cons

    - Lack of focus and direction from senior management
    - Decisions made based on guidance from board and not actual data from consumers
    - Layoffs at least once a year

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your consumers more


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