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Going Downhill Quick

Account Representative (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

Pros-No cap on vacation or sick days (although you will be made to feel guilty when you take it)
-Can make good money if you are lucky enough to be placed in a decent market (although all markets are going downhill)

Cons-Immense pressure to hit unrealistic sales goals
-Management out of touch with what's going on during phone calls (it's getting harder and harder to close deals as more and more people don't want to work with Groupon)
-Used to be a fun culture. Now it's all about the bottom line and feels like your typical call center
-Sales staff are worked to the bone

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that selling Groupon is not as easy as it was 1-2 years ago. Employees are incentivized to structure deals that hurt businesses because it will help the employee hit their unrealistic GP goal and make them money. There are a lot of businesses that hate Groupon because of this and the # is only going up...

The company has taken a humongous nose dive since Margo (COO) came over from Google and the IPO was announced.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Grab your headset

    Sales (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon


    Pros: Free Diet Coke and Vitamin Water all day! Cons: Grab your headset, get ready to call and call and then do some more calling. That's all you will do. The idea of… Advice to Senior Management: At least pretend to listen to the sales staff regarding changes/ideas. Don't take weak accounts just to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon


    Pros: New Growing Busy workplace with exciting things going on around the company. I have met a lot… Cons: Sometimes, I feel a bit like my department is shut off from the rest… Advice to Senior Management: I think the management is great. For such a young company… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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