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LivingSocial Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Very little appreciation for work/life balance in some departments (in 19 reviews)

  • upper management does not care about the employees (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Issues with workplace transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New ideas on how the workplace should function

    Cons

    Translating the process from a major city (DC) into a smaller city (Tucson did not work. The work force was not the same caliber and created issues.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to season Manager when they try to explain the differences in the environments


  2. "Was a good ride while it lasted."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good energized staff. Good territories to build up markets. Great product to sell to merchants.

    Cons

    The downfall of the original CEO. Changes in the comp plan, Moved towards a "points" based comp plan.

    Advice to Management

    Its not that serious, It was just a job. Look where it got all of us.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Livingsocial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a fun company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Outside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and co-workers were fantastic. Really enjoyed it.

    Cons

    always changing, tough competition and layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customers, employees and have been communication


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Teams are collaborative and small

    Cons

    no structure to career advancement

    Advice to Management

    more structure and plans more into the future


  7. "Copywriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super, super talented team with engaged managers. The work was miserable but the skills I learned have helped me in ways I would have never guessed. It was essentially an one-year extension of college, but eventually paid off.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and obviously volatile. Was laid off in 2014 but found another job within a month.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a little -- the Titanic is sinking whether you want to admit it or not.


  8. "Fingers crossed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, fun place to work, great work-life balance. If only the company was able to turn around it would be my dream job till retirement.

    Cons

    Business model was not viable and past management made a lot of mistakes trying to grow internationally instead of taking care of bottom line. Currently just fighting to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to redefine the vision, figure out the value proposition to customers and merchants, make bold moves especially in marketing and be relentless about the execution.


  9. "Good freelance work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, creative, fair, educational, helped me get to know other cities

    Cons

    Irregular, sometimes the quick turnaround deadlines were a little challenging


  10. "Strong Team"

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

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    - Casual, modern office environment in a really great DC area
    - "Unlimited" PTO

    Cons

    - Unrealistic workload expectations
    - No overtime pay
    - Company laid-off 50+% of workforce, but the same workload remained for less staff members

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the status of the organization. LS employees were hired for being strong and smart workers. They can usually tell when things are being sugar-coated.


  11. "You'll make life-long friends, but company does not value employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful work/life balance -- excellent PTO package and benefits.

    Cons

    Scary amount of layoffs and turnover. There were about 6 or 7. All of them were surprises, not transparent at all. Senior management is never up-front or honest about company direction.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent.



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