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Helpful (1)

Great for the first few months, then becomes terrible

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Director
Current Employee - Sales Director

I have been working at Groupon full-time (less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- great in the beginning
- young culture
- can learn from all industries
- great stress handling training ground
- fast paced
- able to do what you want to do
- still young, so opportunities for promotions

Cons

- very very inexperienced managers/ C-level managers. Some are as inexperienced as college grads.
- the most short sighted web company in the world
- the whole company has no idea how to pivot
- wrong people in the wrong positions
- super quick turnover rate. People quit or get fired ALL the time. On avg., 1 employee leaves per week.
- changing or management or positions too fast, to the point where its just devastating to stability
- low compensation
- biz is not scalable. Sales people are on a never ending journey of revenue targets
- in final words...groupon went ipo too soon, because the business needed the fund because essentially the business isnt very scalable. So since the ipo, they need to impress the investors, thus they became short sighted, only looking to squeeze all juice from all sales people. Then what happens is that the company becomes plaqued by this vicious cycle of no technological advancements and only constant pressure on sales people to impress the investors. And prople leave all the time. Also no managers have the mentality of building the company

Advice to Management

Need to put the right people in the right seats. Dont put random people in random positions without knowing what skills you need. Also, need to make business more scalable.

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  1. Outside Sales Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    You can work from home

    Cons

    THey give you this big sales handbook and you have to do everything by the book. This position is more for entry level not someone who has been in sales for many years. You end up competing for the daily specials with the other reps on the team.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great DSMs who truly care about their teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment, great office location

    Cons

    Constant change in commission structure

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