Coupons.com Reviews in Mountain View, CA

Updated 4 June, 2014
Updated 4 June, 2014
60 Reviews
2.9
60 Reviews
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Coupons.com President & CEO Steven R. Boal
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39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free lunch and food every day is a nice perk (in 18 reviews)

  • Lots of free food & drinks, including daily catered lunches (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management was really out of touch with frontline employees (in 6 reviews)

  • management concerned more with political insulation than company culture (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Team is amazing to work with!

    Cons

    Not good at training plan for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sad and disappointing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of perks like other hi-tech companies like free shuttle, free lunch, etc. Generally everyone is very friendly and social.

    Cons

    There is no career development for many employees. They don't value loyalty. Company does not encourage to hire within. Upper management turns a blind eye to the high turnover rate. People get let go and there are no announcements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspect teams with high turnover, focus on career development, encourage work/life balance, discourage secrecy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay away at all costs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very few pros, although they do have a decent client base.

    Cons

    Enormous turnover, no brand, HR or internal communications. little regard for employees, its all talk. CEO is huge micromanager - employees just expected to react, never question the status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Welcome ideas, your employes are not robots. There is more to life than the IPO and money. If you treated employees and customers better you would reduce your attrition in your CPG customers who are flocking to other providers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great employees and culture, not so great management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people you work with are great. Everyone is very friendly and fun. Free lunch every day.

    Cons

    Management has their favorites and everyone else gets shown no appreciation and worked to the bone. High stress environment. Lots of politics and biases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a dynamic, interesting company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Coupons.com as a contractor

    Pros

    Free lunch, drinks, and snacks
    Good location for commuters
    Pretty good pay

    Cons

    Coupons has all of the trappings of a "hip" Silicon Valley environment: fridges filled with drinks, snacks galore, and catered (albeit pretty unhealthy) lunches. However, below the surface, it's a drab, lifeless place. Any idea you may get of this being a "fun" company is completely false; it's a sad cubicle farm with quiet, beaten-down employees. Lower management has an iron grip on their employees, often putting up roadblocks without giving any clear communication as to why. Though a lot of managers here are women, it's clear that they favor the men in the office, allowing them to push back more often when ideas aren't universally liked. Any new ideas that you enter the company with are quickly ignored in favor of doing things the way they've always been done. There is also little-to-no contact from HR or upper management if you need to voice concerns about your work environment.

    If you're seeking stability, beware: this company's practice of hiring contractors is suspect. If you are entering in a contract role with the intent of converting, think long and hard if you want to be a contractor for a year or more. They started me on a nebulous 3-6 month contract, with the idea that I would be converted in about 2 months. That conversation never happened again; it's just more important that their bottom line looks good rather than if they treat their employees with respect by giving them full-time jobs with benefits.

    If you're in your early, mid, or late twenties, don't waste your life here. There are much better places to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let lower management bully employees. Create a system with HR so that complaints can be heard and addressed before they get out of control. Innovate - your company depends on it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Coupons.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many friendly, nice, competent employees. The company is on the cutting edge for digital coupons. Good website. Market growth has been strong. Good location for commuters.

    Cons

    Top management seems to have little regard for employee future in the company. Top management, and HR, has little regard for inter-departmental issues. High turnover. Also, some department hiring practices are very racially biased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR and management should take a sincere interest in lower, and mid-level, employee moral and issues. You may learn much from disgruntled employees who just quit out of frustration. No opinion about the CEO - he was inaccessible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hard work pays off and is recognized by management. It's a collaborative environment and they hire the best of the best.

    Cons

    More vacation time would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job! Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Like no other. Free food, great benefits, and the best people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free, catered lunches every day. Beer on Fridays. Weekly tech-talks and brown-bag learning sessions.
    Some of the most brilliant minds, most from Yahoo and Intuit. Work from home and vacation policies are excellent. Spot bonuses are given for a job well-done.

    Cons

    Aside from the normal growing pains, there really are no complaints. There's room for advancement, and experience in many technologies is available if one is willing to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Ability to work on interesting and challenging projects.
    * Good work environment.
    * Good work life balance.
    * Free snacks, beverages, fruits, and catered lunch.
    * Free physical activity sessions like yoga, kickboxing, etc.,
    * My boss is very reasonable and understanding and knowledge and provides the right team culture to grow professionally. He is very technical as well.
    * Managements lessons to the employees.

    Cons

    * No gym.
    * Only 2 weeks of paid vacation for the first 2 years.
    * Maybe more salaries and bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Really Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Great People
    * Great Technology
    * Great Business Opportunity
    * Strong Business Leadership
    * Great Salaries
    * Free Lunches & Snacks

    The company overall has really made a strong impression on me. I really enjoy the work and the people and will remain committed to bringing greater excellence to the company in all of my professional contributions.

    Cons

    * Nothing is perfect but coupons is really good all around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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