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LivingSocial Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trendy, young community
    Fun environment
    Provided snacks, full kitchen, coffee, discounted gym rates, team building events

    Cons

    Poor communication
    Commission structure constantly changing
    Unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your managers legitimately gave sales experience


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Slash and burn"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any. Every job you'll ever have, there will be a few great people, and a few decent perks. I guess at LivingSocial, the biggest perk was the free snacks. But even those sucked.

    Cons

    Everything. Do not - DO NOT - work here. The ship has sunk, and only the tip of the hull remains above water, with Gautum stepping on those below him to keep air in his lungs.

    Advice to Management

    End the misery: it's time to sell. Sell the company and let the people you're still holding captive go.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seems cool, but isn't"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Varies, Held IV Titles in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Varies, Held IV Titles in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They had great benefits, fairly stocked pantry, and open floor concept

    Cons

    Horrible, top down culture. Very little room for self guidance. As the feel of a startup, until you're there a year or so, then it's like every other corporate call center.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off. Stop micro-managing. Listen to your employees suggestions, they could really improve your bottom line.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Production Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great perks
    - Met talented, smart people
    - Work hard, play hard environment

    Cons

    - No clear direction from management
    - Poor communication
    - Company grew far too big way too fast

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication


  5. "Media Relations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LivingSocial (More than a year)

    Pros

    LivingSocial cares about their employees! The office culture is great and I had a great open door policy with my immediate manager.

    Cons

    There were no communications or PR roles available at the time I was looking to make a career change, so I chose to go to graduate school to get the experience myself.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience and Great culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Executive in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Executive in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The culture was one of pride and collaborative success. Make Strong Moves. Great core values.

    Cons

    Shifty management and poorly thought out product roll out and expansions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better middle management and standards of accountability


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Advocate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Consumer Advocate in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Consumer Advocate in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great environment and ad good pay.

    Cons

    Closed door in Tucson.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Programmer Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good and fun Place to work.

    Cons

    Business is not so great.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Neutral place"

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

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

    Pros

    People, relaxed vibe in the office (casual attire, flexible hours, great benefits)

    Cons

    Management was spotty, people were great, pay was low. Very few opportunities to grow professionally once the company started taking a turn for the worst.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  10. Helpful (2)

    "International Customer Service"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at LivingSocial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, drinks and snacks provided

    Cons

    Annual Layoffs, annual pay increase freeze

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying your transparent! This used to be an amazing company, now its reduced to senior management! LivingSocial will never be again what it once was


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