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Fast paced and exciting, but only if you can handle it

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

I have been working at Groupon

Pros

They recognize and reward talent. If you can get the job done, whether it is selling, managing people, or creating a new product, it gets recognized and you are top of mind when big roles open up or get created. The atmosphere is casual and fun but direct. Most people are no BS.

Cons

Constant change. It still moves at the pace of a startup so you have to be ready to be flexible and adaptable. You can't wait for perfection before acting. Now that the company is bigger, this can mean that it is harder to change, but there is always a way to get it done...the burden is on you to be creative.

There is not much formal training beyond job basics. You have to be resourceful and a good self manager in every role here. And you can't have thin skin. If you're not cutting it, be prepared to hear about it. You'll have a chance to get back on track and some support, but you have to get past any anxiety and just show results.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down (a little). It takes more to execute the changes and innovations you want than it did a year ago.

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    Great company, great place to work

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

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    Flexibility. Schedule. Good incentives. Always changing.

    Cons

    Everyone is too cool to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Going Downhill Quick

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Understand 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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