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Updated November 19, 2017
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LivingSocial President and CEO Gautam Thakar
Gautam Thakar
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  • Communication on the upper management- employee level is not always good (in 25 reviews)

  • Never managed to nail a successful structure for senior management, not through lack of trying (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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    Unfortunately, no longer applicable as LS is no more.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. "My Review"

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    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


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

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    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.


  10. "Senior Director"

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    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.


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