Coupons.com Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Apr 17, 2016

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2.9
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Coupons.com President & CEO Steven R. Boal
Steven R. Boal
65 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free lunch catered everyday, flexible hours/work from home, unlimited vacation(in 32 reviews)

  • "Decent free food, relaxed environment(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Aloof upper management that is severely out of touch with the company solutions and hurdles(in 7 reviews)

  • "No career trajectory here and high turnover(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Sales"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coupons.com

    Pros

    Free lunch (albeit, terrible lunch). Free snacks. Free beverages. Somewhat flexible work hours, unless you're in sales, people don't seem to show up to work until 10AM or so and probably leave around 3pm. Pet friendly. Leader in digital coupon space with lots of retailer partnerships and expansive network.

    Cons

    Free food is a nice perk IF you get any. Company was becoming stingy and ordering less portions despite more headcount. Aloof upper management that is severely out of touch with the company solutions and hurdles. They expect you to sell sell sell products that just don't perform. Old school products and platforms, hard to be innovative in this space. No career trajectory here and high turnover. The company is clearly going through growing pains after becoming public, but at the expense of the staff.

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Industry leader, but culture and management lacks significantly compared to others in the valley."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coupons.com full-time

    Pros

    Industry leader Decent benefits Free food (although it's low quality)

    Cons

    OVERALL Upper management VERY disconnected Low compensation Culture lacks ENGINEERING Engineering lethargically slow, takes months to complete projects that should take a week Sluggish innovation Teams are not cohesive Quarterly layoffs


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Sad and disappointing experience"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    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

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Business Development & Partnership Aquistion Director"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development & Partnership Acquisition Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Start up, interesting ability to build a new digital business. Pay was ok, work life balance was good. Tight with $$ for conferences that could have been a great networking and sales opportunity.

    Cons

    Upper management was really out of touch with frontline employees. Focused on growing just those big clients and not expanding into the mid to lower tier where there were less resistance and more partnership opportunities. The partnership model went to a self serve model and i think they lost a lot of opportunities to grow thier publishers network and create more win-win revenue opportunities.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not a dynamic, interesting company"

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    Former Contractor - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coupons.com

    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.

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  6. "Exciting place to work and develop your career!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coupons.com

    Pros

    - People work hard, but schedules are flexible (e.g. unlimited sick days - because who wants germ infested people in the office?!) - Great managers who care about developing their people (I've witnessed this in multiple groups, not just my own) - Start-up environment where ideas & execution are appreciated - Diverse product offerings so you can be exposed to many different types of businesses (e.g. mobile, grocery, e-commerce) - Commitment to being a green company - Free food including food trucks (and ice cream) - To combat the free food, there's also free exercise classes (that will kick your butt)

    Cons

    - Some upper management may come off as distant or intimidating. Even though this isn't true, this is still a perception that should be corrected.

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  7. "Great environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Client Services in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Coupons.com

    Pros

    Great people: most employees are easy to approach and get along with. Fast-paced environment. Free food, beverages, and snacks. Good health benefits. The company is doing a lot to improve the culture, they just started offering fitness classes.

    Cons

    The work hours can be very long, some of the employees in upper management seem harder to approach and relate to. The CEO is barely visible, which is odd for such a small company. Unless you are in upper-management, most employees only know him via e-mails and company-wide meetings.

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