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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Groupon

Pros

Awesome place to work as a developer. Engineering is still very small - they have some of the best people around. Work hours are still sane - not bad compare to other startups. A lot of exciting things to be built and a great opportunity to learn and grow

Cons

The press seems to be very anti-groupon nowadays, which is unbelievable. Groupon still has a lot of potential which people fail to understand - I am sure Groupon will go a long way

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work, but manage external relations better. The company has a lot of potential in terms of engineering - need to grow it as an engineering company, rather than as a sales company

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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.

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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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