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Unique, UpBeat and it may sometimes feel like a new job every 30 days.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Groupon

Pros

The ability to express yourself and your ideas without worries about it being "work appropriate".

Cons

Promotions sometimes seem to be related to "whom you know" and not necessarily the best candidate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have alot of young employees. Try to build a careerpath so we can all stay at groupon as a carrer.

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    Micromanaged Salespeople, Scared/Young Managers, but not a bad gig...for now.

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

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    Great people
    No Vacation Policy
    Good Pay for the work or hours
    Great Connections can be made
    No dress code
    Great line on the resume

    Cons

    Changing commission policy - sometimes feel like it's out to hurt you
    Low Base Salary
    No Vacation Policy - Always feel like you're on call
    Micromanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging sales people. You hired too many people out of necessity because of the competitive landscape. Needed bodies. As a result, you treat all of them as the Lowest Common Denominator. Appreciate the good salespeople and get rid of the bad ones. Lay off the ones who hit goals.

    Stop changing the commission structure. There are too many variables out of the sales person's control (and no accountability for the other departments that have the potential to screw up your deals) and the money swings are too big with the current policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sometimes fun, but always disorganized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    Casual dress code, free soft drinks, nice people, unlimited (for now) paid vacation, decent benefits, better than being unemployed, cool office.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, lack of competent leadership at all levels, departments working against each other, emphasis on quantity over quality, who you know is more important than how hard you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our leaders need to learn how to lead, not just criticize. Inspire confidence in your employees. Help them achieve real goals instead of arbitrary numbers.

    Disapproves of CEO
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