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Updated July 18, 2018
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LivingSocial President and CEO Gautam Thakar
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  • "No common sense from upper management on how to run a business" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Meanwhile they were laying people off like crazy and paying the good people who were working long hours peanuts" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time (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.


  2. "Digital Marketing Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, easy going, good benefits

    Cons

    lost morale after layoffs

  3. "management weak"

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

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Take some business courses


  4. "Amazing culture, struggling company vision"

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Misguided management, difficulties advancing in positions.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, no longer applicable as LS is no more.


  5. "What could have been"

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    Former Employee - Product Designer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great location downtown. Real sense of family.

    Cons

    Bad financial decisions made by senior leadership team doomed the company. Frequent bets on the wrong horse.

    Advice to Management

    Think before you spend.


  6. "It was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i liked the people. they were great.

    Cons

    They ran out of money and had to sell to Groupon.


  7. "Started Out Great, Leveled Out Eventually"

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    Former Employee - Associate Trainer/Consumer Advocate in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Associate Trainer/Consumer Advocate in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, casual dress code, snack and drink provided, room to move around and/or move up

    Cons

    Micromanaging from some managers, started to become all about who you know

    Advice to Management

    Don't pick favorites, choose who is qualified

  8. "Smart People"

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    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


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

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    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    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.


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