I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Groupon in November 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview with HR rep. She asked questions referring to my resume. Then asked if I knew about the company and to tell her a little bit about it. Then asked why do I think businesses use Groupon and how do they benefit from them? In person interview met with three different people at separate times. About fifteen-twenty minutes each person whom asked more about my sales experiences.
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate salary because I thought it was an appropriate amount for a post-grad.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Groupon in July 2013.
Interview Details –
I reached out to a recruiter via Linkedin and was contacted the following day via e-mail. We talked twice before I was invited to come into the office for an in-person meeting. Met with an additional recruiter and two hiring mangers and was offered a position the following day.
Overall, from my initial reach out, the process took under 2 weeks and was very efficient.
Interview Question – If you're interviewing for sales they will have you role-play most likely either on the phone or in person. It's a bit awkward but if you do your research before hand on, it's really not that bad. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Groupon in March 2013.
Interview Details – I reached out to a recruiter via an e-mail posted on a job board. I was told to apply online, but about an hour later someone reached out to me offering a preliminary phone interview. After hitting it off with the recruiter in that first phone interview we immediately set up a second phone interview to talk more in depth about my experience. A lot of the questions were sales oriented. After the second phone interview I was invited into the office for a final round interview. In that interview, I did a role play with the recruiter. I was given a menu and had to pretend to call a restaurant, sell Groupon, and set up a sample deal. After that I talked with 2 or 3 managers that had openings on their teams. I later had one additional phone interview with the manager that eventually hired me onto his team.
Interview Question – The most difficult part of the interview was not necessarily a question, but the role play. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation because I was fresh out of college with no work experience.
Interviewed at Groupon
Interview Details – The interview process is very straight forward. First phone interview was 15 minutes just talking about past experience, why Groupon, why sales, etc. Second phone interview was 30-40 minutes with a little more in depth about experiences and how they directly relate to Groupon, sales/cold calling/account management, dealing with customers or clients, etc. Third interview was in person and that consisted of 3 interviews at about 30 minutes each. The first was straight forward, the second was much more relaxed and the third was very intense. A little bit of advice, always have some solid questions that are personalized for the interviewer, their region/day to day work/team. Also, be ready to sell yourself and talk about past sales experience, even if it's retail sales or restaurant work. Be ready to deliver a sales pitch or role play.
Interview Question –
Tell me about your past sales experience and how you're going to transition that into a position at Groupon.
You don't have a lot of prior experience in sales, why are you considering this position?
Tell me about an experience that would most closely relate to the Account Rep position at Groupon. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Groupon in July 2012.
Interview Details – Interview consisted of a phone screening, second phone interview and an in person interview.
Interview Question – Asked to give a sample sales pitch to a merchant for Groupon. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Groupon in March 2012.
Interview Details – I applied through an opening that I found on the website and was contacted a week later by someone to set up a phone interview. I called him back the following morning for a 15-minute phone interview. It was mostly sales questions about keys to success in sales (especially as I didn't have any sales experience) and also questions about why I was specifically choosing Groupon. The interviewer was friendly, but seemed a bit disengaged.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Groupon in January 2012.
Interview Details – For starters, the recruiter was far too robot-like. No emotion or sign that she was happy. The interview it self consisted of vague and irrelevant questions. Among them I was asked to do some math calculations on the spot. (That had nothing to do with my job) After the two interviews I got a generic e-mail telling me that I didn't have the experience they where looking for. That would be understandable, however, the job posting on the company website stated "this is an entry level position, recent college grads welcome". I was surprised to hear that I was "too creative and out there" for the position. So it seems like all the coolness and awesome that used to be at Groupon is no more. I can say with certainty that I'm glad I wasn't offered the position. I think I would have hated it.
Interview Question – In under 15 seconds, tell me the answers to the following problems: 20% of 45, 25% of 477, and 370 multiplied by 20% of 450 Answer Question
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