LivingSocial Reviews

Updated Feb 25, 2020

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3.2
38%
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LivingSocial President and CEO Gautam Thakar
Gautam Thakar
69 Ratings
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  • "Merchants did not understand their responsibilities(in 49 reviews)

  • "No common sense from upper management on how to run a business(in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for 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.

  2. "Cool perks, sad it went under"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Open sales floor, wide latitude for personal judgement if KPIs are met

    Cons

    Went out of business sadly


  3. "Miss this place so much"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Success in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    worked with the smartest people ever

    Cons

    wish we could've done more!

  4. "employee"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, nice office, downtown DC location

    Cons

    Problems with the business model

  5. "reviewing a dead co?"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Who Cares in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    they paid on time although below market rates

    Cons

    they no longer exist as a business entity

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  6. "Started out good, downhill from there"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Merchant Services in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture and over all place to work

    Cons

    Things started out great and it was an amazing company to be a part of initially, but restructuring changed the entire dynamic.

  7. "Digital Marketing Manager"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, easy going, good benefits

    Cons

    lost morale after layoffs

  8. "management weak"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent commission can be earned if you are willing to work 50-60 hours a week

    Cons

    No common sense from upper management on how to run a business

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  9. "Great Company!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Livingsocial was a great place to work. The people really make the company. Passionate and fun. One of the best work experiences I've ever had.

    Cons

    Leadership took big bets, which didn't always pay off. There were several rounds of layoffs, which brought down the "fun" factor.

  10. "Amazing culture, struggling company vision"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Merchant Advocate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LivingSocial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've ever worked with, period.

    Cons

    Misguided management, difficulties advancing in positions.

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