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Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky
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    A company that thrives on young talent that often burns out and goes elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated, and fun co-workers
    Flexible hours including working from home
    Actively tries to engage a full spectrum of people, reaches out to make sure all people regardless of their background are recognized and work together
    Have a real chance to form how your department and its workflows operate
    Chance to create products that literally didn't exist months and years prior
    Very casual dress code
    Free soda

    Cons

    Most people are underpaid for their positions, can go elsewhere, do the same work, and get paid more.
    Staff skews very young which leads to a unprofessional culture.
    No stability on every front: rules and workflows change on people's whims, management on every level is rapidly changing, priorities shift daily.
    Has mistaken having no real road map with being "agile".
    Tries to behave like a start-up when it's operationally larger than most companies.
    No real road map for advancement, chances for advancement are extremely limited since positions are often created out of thin air and the staff is so young that no one moves except for horizontally from department to department.
    Departments are wildly different in how they operate so one department might be great while another one might not be.
    Work/life balance varies wildly from position to position, department to department.
    "Unlimited paid time off" leads to an environment where people are afraid to actually take time off lest they appear like they are slacking off or greedy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to finally grow up and act like a real company. Pay people what they are actually worth. Create formal policies and stick with them. Share talent and resources across departments; not just the ones that could be potential revenue generators. Have a chance for employees to have a real road map of where there jobs can take them not only in their department, but across the company. Give employees a chance to enhance their skillset so they can become even more valuable to the company. Groupon has the intellectual base and resources to be a premiere retail company but behaves like it's a "technology" company. Either invest all of your resources to the technology and sell the intellectual property off, or actually become the retail company you actually are.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

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