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Groupon Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
676 Reviews
3.1
676 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome and fun work environment for Technical Geeks

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    • 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 an 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
  2. 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 an 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
  3.  

    Senior Executive

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    • 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 an 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    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 an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Groupon is a great place to work

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    • 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 an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hands down, the best place I've worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not one day is the same as the one before. Great group of people; good atmosphere.

    Cons

    You have to understand that there are still a lot of unknowns, and change is inevitable..daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the big picture in mind; acknowledge/support the results of a long-term win.. not just the day-to-day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A fun, young company that invites you to succeed based on merit instead of tenure

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

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

    Pros

    Very open and laid back atmosphere, young people can succeed and shine and be trusted, you can move laterally and upwardly quite quickly. I love that the company is about stimulating local commerce. A great underlying mission.

    Cons

    They are a little focused on the 'goal scorers' meaning that the sales reps and their managers get the best compensation and sometimes the people who support in other ways don't get as much recognition. But if you shine and also advocate for yourself tactfully, you will be rewarded. Also, it would be nice if they matched 401Ks and did some tuition reimbursement especially because they value MBA level education for many upper management roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The young people who work at Groupon are of the generation that requires a lot of positive reinforcement. It is AMAZING how far a pat on the back or public recognition will go for an employee. That can make up for inabilities to give as big of raises or bonuses to some extent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    The BEST employer in Chicago

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    The coolest young teammates in the world changing e-commerce for the better. Everyday we inspire consumers to go explore their world. Company is incredibly democratic- you want to work harder for Groupon because of how nice they are to you. We get treated like royalty and they really care about making this the best place to work in Chicago. My fellow Grouponers are the most talented, amazing, creative people outside of Apple. Compensation structure in sales just got simplified, and WOW! Our earning potential is impressive. Also as compared in past sales jobs, at Groupon you have support throughout the process from a variety of teams so you can focus on delivering the best value to the consumer. The projects that Groupon is working on to evolve the company is revolutionary and it keeps getting better everyday. We might be getting bigger, but we still feel like it's a tech startup on the verge of a new revolution. Come join and be a part of the magic! (and the unlimited vacation time or happy hours doesn't hurt either!)

    Cons

    Compensation and commission structure was confusing at first but they keep working on it to make it easier to understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KEEP IT UP! We love Groupon because YOU love us. Let's keep making this the coolest place in Chicago. (and that 100k Christmas bonus would be cool, too)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business of the Future

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

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

    Pros

    Young, fast-paced, and always changing. Things are always growing and getting better. As this company works out its kinks, things are just going to run more smoothly. It's great to work at place where everyone seems to love their job.

    Cons

    Adaptability is not optional. Pace can be grueling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Keep focusing on making your staff happy and streamlining our product. We'll all work harder as a result.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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