LivingSocial has a fun, start-up vibe but never reached real stability as a business.
Senior Editor, Live Events and Entertainment (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 23, 2016
LivingSocial was a great place to start my career and work with people my age who became good friends. The work-life balance was great - I got work done during business hours, knew others could cover for me when I was out, and never had to stay late or take work home. However, as the business continued to have financial problems and fail to evolve in a way that would make it financially stable, salary increases and job stability suffered.
Fun place to work at, but management isn't up to par
Merchant Services Representative (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – March 21, 2016
This company is a fun place to work at, but management isn't up to par. There is a lack of communication between departments and levels. Additionally, there is no ownership when errors or mistakes occur
Merchant Services/ Production Coordinator (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – March 17, 2016
My typical day at work is busy and fun. I learn new things everyday and my management is flexible. My co-workers are like family and make my job better. The hardest part will be to leave but the knowledge and experience I have learned will carry on with me forever.
Marketing Sales Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 8, 2016
This was at one time a great company to work for. One of the strengths was that they hired amazing talented people from inside teams, outside sales, management and customer service teams. Not sure how that is now, since the company is running on bare bones.
Upper Management lost sight of the what the product was
Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – November 28, 2015
There are many opportunities to positively impact customers and merchant businesses. Pay is great for top achievers. Decent benefits.
The company is top bloated and bureaucratic but can't find the right areas to clean up. Every round of mismanaged layoffs and cut backs bring fresh pain for the underlying business.
Hire based on talent and not just pretty faces. Talk to everyone, not just those in the bubble, before making decisions that impact the business. Laying off people that make the company money is not a wise decision.
Revenue & Sales Operations Analyst (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 29, 2015
I hope I am wrong about the company and I wish the best for them. I was at LS for a bit over 5 years and its been through a lot. Constantly changing company goals may not have helped with the constant turn over rates
Fun place to work, great culture without the typical call center micromanagement
Employee (Former Employee) – Anywhere, USA – October 26, 2015
Fun place to work, great culture without the typical call center micromanagement. People are expected to act like professional adults, and are held accountable as such. The company has had some growing pains and lay-offs, and seems financially unstable at the time which can create employee anxiety.
Marketing Consultant (Former Employee) – Washington DC – October 23, 2015
Outside sales with LivingSocial offered great work/life balance. We were empowered to run our market as our own business. Company culture was great for a while but we eventually suffered from an identity crises. Not sure what direction the company is headed in (partially due to poor internal communication), but it was fun while it lasted! Met some amazing people (both merchants & colleagues) that I plan to stay in contact with.
Amazing Culture with Great Opportunities to Help Businesses Grow!
Marketing Consultant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 31, 2015
LivingSocial was a great place to work! Although I worked remotely, I was part of a team that communicated daily. There were always contests and fun ways to challenge yourself. I enjoyed working there and was sad when the company decided to execute a major layoff. The culture and the people are something I'll really miss!
Company Culture, healthcare, compensation, work from home
csr (Current Employee) – Tucson AZ – July 29, 2015
This company does not give sick time and if you are truly sick they expect you to use your PTO. Even though you use your PTO they count it against you as a missed day. Management is unprofessional at times. The supervisor only talk when I have done something wrong otherwise I get nothing more then that from them.
Senior Marketing Consultant (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 23, 2015
Was a fun work place with supportive management. New CEO not very knowledgeable and has hurt the company more then helped it. Since he has been in office LS had to let over 600 people go as well as sold another business that they owned for working capital.
Since the new structure that the new CEO implemented the company has gone down as well as the earning potential.