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14 days ago

Senior Buyer, Shoes - ideel

Groupon New York, NY

• Drive volume and profitable business to gain market share • Manage buying process with focus on developing and growing targeted brands… Groupon

30+ days ago

Software Engineer - Groupon Stores

Groupon New York, NY

As a back-end Software Development Engineer (SDE), you will be responsible for developing back-end marketplace services that support Groupon’s global… Groupon

6 days ago

Ideel Product Manager: Mobile

Groupon New York, NY

Successful applicants will have exceptional organizational skills and analytical skills. You will be detail oriented and have a proven ability to… Groupon

30+ days ago

Ruby Developer - ideel

Groupon New York, NY

• Use your talent to develop Groupon/Ideeli infrastructure using Ruby, Ruby on Rails, MySQL in a Amazon EC2 environment and relying heavily on Amazon… Groupon

30+ days ago

Account Executive - Breadcrumb by Groupon

Groupon New York, NY

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

8 days ago

CRM & Marketing Associate - ideel

Groupon New York, NY

• Assist with and contribute to CRM e-mail campaigns including structuring, testing strategy, managing, reporting and analysis • Create and lead… Groupon

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY

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    Remote employees have an autonomous environment. The Merchant Center showcases the results of campaigns, making it an easy sell once you get a merchant's attetion. Management will leave you alone which is nice. But if you're not hitting their minimum expectation you have daily calls with management- unfortunately about 75% of the sales staff is on 'warning'. Getting to work with local merchants.


    Groupon is not what it used to be. The sales leaders treat the outside reps like inside reps, calling off lists of businesses that have been called over 20 times in 30 days. They say they have an automated 'demand generation filter' on the list which is nonsense. If a local business is not 'QL' approved, you can't work with them. You're expected to sell 20 deals a month and the only way to do that is to recycle old deals from merchants you've worked with. But the compensation for a refeatured offer is near next to nothing. You are rated on the amount of revenue you generate and number of contracts back. Since you're always being hammered on number of contracts per month, you can't concentrate on new merchants. It used to have such a great culture. What's left are greedy shareholders that crack whips chasing what will never be realized - a profit.

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    Let your regional managers manage. They are glorified robot messengers that spew what you tell them to say. Quit creating so many internal roadblocks for reps to get a deal closed. If you want 20 contracts closed in a month, ease up on all the restrictions you place on businesses being qualified.

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