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Groupon Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
724 Reviews
3.0
724 Reviews
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Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule and no dress code- not just the title of it, people really don't care (in 62 reviews)

  • Work from home, the compensation use to be great, but that's been gone for some time (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management constantly changes requirements in order to keep your job (in 36 reviews)

  • Hardly much work life balance and you feel guilty if you're not on-site (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to succeed at Groupon they'll give you the opportunity to do so.

    Cons

    The company changes on a monthly basis. You must constantly adapt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - good people who will help you be your best.

  2.  

    Groupon is an unforgettable experience, and an absolute pleasure to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Groupon has a great corporate culture. Groupon also provides its employees with great visibility to upper management.

    Cons

    I could not think of a single "con" about Groupon besides the fact that Groupon does not currently match 401K. However, companies can't justify doing so until they have consecutive profitable quarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Groupon is a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This company is for those who are looking for a fast career advancement.
    Great training program is constantly provided for those who are interested.
    Phenomenal company culture and friendly co-workers.
    Constantly surrounded by young, hard working and fun individuals.

    Cons

    Your target is non-transparent.
    Your monthly quota is set to reflect your book of business however it is often unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management rolls out platforms with low adoption rates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome culture, awesome people, opportunities for go-getters to grow their skill sets

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great mentorship if you seek it out
    -Executives are extremely open to meeting with interns
    -Awesome intern events
    -Great office environment
    -Very flexible in all aspects of work

    Cons

    -Lack of structure for interns at times
    -Only doing IT internships this summer
    -Must be able to adapt on the fly. If you aren't a fan of constant change, Groupon isn't for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome and fun work environment for Technical Geeks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    > Freedom to implement my ideas, follows agile software development, values employees
    > Groupon values employees opinion and considers every feedback of all the employees and Takes Action!!!
    > Awesome people to work with, you can expect a fast learning curve

    Cons

    Still growing, lack of resources in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    >We need to follow and stick to some process in Software Development,
    > Groupon needs to hire more people to man all projects and add additional people to critical projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for a techie

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -You will be in midst of highly knowledgeable and committed people.
    -lot of opportunities to learn and explore
    -fun environment at work
    -variety of good food options at workplace

    Cons

    The company has been growing at a fast pace, and there seems to be 'process-oriented' culture building up. It is good in one sense, but it could also affect the agility and freedom that people used to enjoy in the startup like environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Executive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GPM in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - GPM in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management Team and overall company vision

    Cons

    there is not a single thing that speaks against Groupon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The lifestyle, benefits, and environment.

    Cons

    VERY fast paced, but still fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty good, some things can be updated, but still good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Take me back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Play hard, work hard atmosphere. Great place to start career for people in their 20's. Advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    N/A. Groupon was great and I would recommend it to anyone looking to begin a career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Groupon is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deal Qualifier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Deal Qualifier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back. Nice people. Certain departments can work from home every Wednesday. Relaxed hours.

    Cons

    Every time big news happens, which is oftentimes bad news these days, they blame it on "being a young company". While they certainly still are a young company, it is getting to the point where they cannot keep blaming their mistakes on that and start hiring the right people in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming your mistakes on being young! Hire more experienced people if you still are not getting it straight. Be more straightforward. When you are telling a whole department that you are switching them to non-exempt hourly, do not blame it on a legal issue. It is cutting costs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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