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The good ole days...

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Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Groupon

Pros

good people ( the one's who actually work hard- the sales and support team)
lots of subscribers
good technology

Cons

There are too many layers and people just telling others what to do.
No respect for the sales team or how hard they work. Compensation is weak
Change in senior management and new sales management approx 2 months ago - since then
its been horrible work environment. Everyone is miserable and they treat the customers ( merchants) as well as employees with little respect. All they care about is how much money groupon makes.

This USED to be about helping others now it is ALL about them. They don't care about their employees and it shows. They are going to LOSE their top sales reps becasue they do not treat them well.

They also created a "boiler" room environment and micromange to the 100th degree.
They suffocate you and you can barely breath or go to the bathroom with out feeling guilty.

- This used to be a work hard play hard fun place but not anymore. Its an awful environment now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Andrew- you should see how miserable your sales team is now. Step up and be the CEO you used to be.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    Long hours

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up the ladder quickly

    Cons

    1. Poor middle management, people who got in early but don't have enough experience for management positions
    2. Bad benefits, didn't match 401k
    3. Poor work/life balance, I'd often work 60+ hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better benefits and get rid of bad employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Unscrupulous business practices

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    Former Employee - Merchant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Merchant Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon

    Pros

    Emerging, cutting edge market
    Name recognition when you tell people you work there

    Cons

    Terrible pay
    Disorganized management
    Unscrupulous business practices
    Not a technologically advanced company
    High pressure sales teams lead to bad deals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a realistic look at your business model. Be honest with your successes AND your failures. Don't be afraid to admit you actually aren't doing that well in key markets. Do not create an environment where young reps make bad deals because they are so stressed to make their quota. Businesses lose, and Groupon loses because the merchant has a bad experience and creates bad press and bad word of mouth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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