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8 days ago

Account Executive - Breadcrumb by Groupon

Groupon Chicago, IL

Supported by Groupon’s billion dollar balance sheet and unmatched experience in connecting local consumers and merchants, Breadcrumb’s affordable and… Groupon


2 days ago

Manager of Multimedia Services – new

Groupon Chicago, IL

Our Manager of Multimedia Services is responsible for guiding strategy for video collaboration technologies and for next-generation communications… Groupon


15 days ago

Software Development Engineer, Test - Pull

Groupon Chicago, IL

• Responsible for design and execution of automated and manual tests in a fast-paced agile environment. • Architect and implement test automation… Groupon


10 hrs ago

Software Developer-Pull – new

Groupon Chicago, IL

Groupon is looking for a full stack developer that is passionate about the customer search experience. The Search & Browse experience is a core part… Groupon


1 day ago

Business Intelligence Engineer - Getaways – new

Groupon Chicago, IL

We are looking for a proven Business Intelligence Engineer to join the Groupon Getaways team. We are a global business – that means we need you to… Groupon


2 days ago

Software Engineer - Deal Estate – new

Groupon Chicago, IL

We provide mapping and graphical calculation tools to help businesses understand the customers in their area and the kind of returns they could… Groupon


12 days ago

Head of Merchandising, Local (North America)

Groupon Chicago, IL

We are currently seeking a Head of Merchandising (Groupon Local, North America) to join our Executive Sales Demand team. They will be the key… Groupon


4 days ago

National Partnerships Director

Groupon Chicago, IL

• Facilitate, prepare and conduct daily sales conversations • Manage a pipeline of tier 1 national merchants and meet aggressive monthly sales… Groupon


14 days ago

Assistant Buyer - Groupon Goods

Groupon Chicago, IL

include, but are not limited to: • Product/Deal Sourcing to locate products to fulfill deal requests • Keep current with industry trends to… Groupon


28 days ago

Software Engineer, Backend - Deal Platform

Groupon Chicago, IL

• Must have solid fundamentals of SQL database programming, with an eye toward performance. • Experience working in a… Groupon


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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    None. I wish I could put zero stars. You get paid peanuts. The average salesperson makes less than $40k. You have a call list of 200-300 people that you're actually approved to call and you're expected to make 90 calls a day. If you don't hit your call numbers, you will be fired, regardless of how much money you are bringing in. The managers look terrible. They are all in their mid 20's yet balding, overweight from all the stress, and drink almost every night. They come in hungover and tell stories of how much they drank, and then they openly pop adderall and fuel up on caffeine to get through the day. Hours are 8-6, and they will occasionally roll out 3 week stretches where you need to stay til 7. They encourage coming in on Saturday rather then enjoying your free time. PLEASE, do not but into the publicity videos and fake reviews they post. A casual dress code does not make up for low pay and long hours. The office is filled with distractions to keep your mind off of the pay/hours/goals.

    Cons

    Micro managed. People try to get you passionate about selling coupons. Worst of all, most businesses get absolutely screwed over. There were businesses that we worked so hard to convince a partnership with, and some of them went out of business because of a huge customer flood and a terrible revenue split. When this happened, management would simply say, 'Oh well whatever, it happens". Goals change weekly. People constantly quit. I had a team of 16 people and 15 people talked daily about quitting. The only one that didn't had recently gotten married and had 2 kids to support so he was trapped.

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    Are you really satisfied managing coupon salespeople for the rest of your lives? The average employee spends less than a year at the company, isn't that depressing to you? Is this your dream job? Commission is between 2-4% of revenue. If I make the company $100,000 (which would be a massive deal), they reward me with $2,000. Most deals average around $2-3k. That's between $40-$120 in commission for a deal that might take months to set up. Average commission is a few hundred dollars a month. One depressing note, at least 60% of people have second jobs. It's terrible.

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