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Groupon Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Account Executive Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Groupon.

Interview Details – First interview is a phone interview with recruiter. It's very general.
Second interview is a phone interview with senior recruiter. More detailed and more info on job.
Third interview is with multiple managers - behavioral questions, a slight role play, and further details on work history.

Interview Question – If food costs are 33% of $20, then what is the dollar amount?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase. Every position has a designated salary - take it or leave it.

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Business Intelligence Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Groupon in January 2012.

Interview Details – It was 3 people. One Finance person who didn't really know anything about the position, and 2 BI manager.

Interview Question – Mostly SQL questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was long and drawn out, however I received more stocks...

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Easy Interview

Marketing Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Groupon in October 2013.

Interview Details – I met the Groupon Team at a career fair on campus and received an email the next afternoon asking for an in person interview. After the in person interview I received a phone call the next day asking if I could have a quick phone to discuss the terms of their offer.

Interview Question – What makes you cool?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I declined because the interviewer came in wearing a torn tee shirt and swim trunks. The conversation revolved around how the people at Groupon are "just cool, man" and where the employees go out to drink after work. I was extremely unimpressed with lack of professionalism and the attempt to appeal to my "lazy college student side".

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Groupon.

Interview Details – Either 3 or 4 rounds of interview, depending on how you classify an interview because one was a bit short and ended up just talking about life. My first interview question was to give my best solution to a variant of the least common ancestor question. My next interviewer asked me about my experience and we ended up discussing some database join algorithms. I forgot the rest of the process but overall it was an amazing experience. I remember leaving feeling like all my questions were very challenging and interesting and that all of my interviewers were very warm, welcoming, and considerate. Groupon is definitely invested in their interns/employees.

Interview Question – How do you deal with bad teammates?   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Average Interview

Senior Email Marketing Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Groupon in April 2014.

Interview Details – Phone call from HR. Scheduled interview immediately with Hiring manager. Have not heard back anything positive from them yet.

Interview Question – Email conversion rate. How do you calculate further significance?   View Answer

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

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Software Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Groupon in March 2014.

Interview Details – first two phone interviews. then interview onsite

Interview Question – They scheduled two phone interviews back to back. One person asked about how to design a hashtable. I was not prepared for this question. Then they tend to ask questions related to sampling. One person asked how to sample a number given a list of probabilities.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online - interviewed at Groupon in March 2014.

Interview Details – 1. tell something about your projects on resume and introduce his own work.
2. ask one technical question. you have a function score(ad, client). The return value is from 0-100 int. Find the most highest 100 ads for one client from n ads with O(n) time complexity.
3. questions

Interview Question – you have a function score(ad, client). The return value is from 0-100 int. Find the most highest 100 ads for one client from n ads with O(n) time complexity.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Digital Marketing Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Groupon in September 2010.

Interview Details – Internet application> phone interview> in person interview> group training I thought the phone interview portion was too lengthy and casual. The internet application itself was easy and if you have a referral it seemed like you were pushed through faster, which is normal. Overall a great interviewing process but i thought it could of sped up for those candidates they were serious about.

Interview Question – Early on I was asked about my salary and my salary expectations by my interview who thought I would be better for another position, but i was looking for experience in another field and would be okay with a lower salary. I felt like the salary question threw off the interview   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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SIA Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Groupon

Interview Details – I had 3 separate interviews for this position, when I was an internal canidate. I interviewed with HR, and 2 Team Leads. It was a normal process that lasted a few days and I heard back within a week. The questions were the average interview questions.

Interview Question – The most difficult was what I would change about the company.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There were no real negotiations.

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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Groupon in April 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process generally moves very quickly - recruiters generally respond promptly to applications, and an HR phone screen usually follows. If all goes well, the candidate is invited into the office to interview with the team in question

Interview Question – Generally, Groupon analyst interviews involve case studies that reflect the problems currently being solved within the team / organization as a whole and attempt to get a sense of analytical / technical / general logical reasoning ability, with some questions around cultural fit. Come prepared with information around the major revenue streams, processes and technologies being implemented here, all available in public filings.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was, and the whole process took about a week following the offer

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