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A fun, young company that invites you to succeed based on merit instead of tenure

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Very open and laid back atmosphere, young people can succeed and shine and be trusted, you can move laterally and upwardly quite quickly. I love that the company is about stimulating local commerce. A great underlying mission.

Cons

They are a little focused on the 'goal scorers' meaning that the sales reps and their managers get the best compensation and sometimes the people who support in other ways don't get as much recognition. But if you shine and also advocate for yourself tactfully, you will be rewarded. Also, it would be nice if they matched 401Ks and did some tuition reimbursement especially because they value MBA level education for many upper management roles.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The young people who work at Groupon are of the generation that requires a lot of positive reinforcement. It is AMAZING how far a pat on the back or public recognition will go for an employee. That can make up for inabilities to give as big of raises or bonuses to some extent.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cool company, Bad job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Editor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Editor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Flexible hours. Youthful energy. Unlimited PTO. Hands-off management.

    Cons

    Despite the goofy and unique company culture, the job really depends on the department. Some people LOVE their work, other people really get the shaft. It all depends on which department. The upper level management is incredibly out of touch with the general melancholy felt in certain departments, or if they are in touch, they do not care. They also operate with very little people management experience, which might frustrate you if you prefer guidance, focus, and support from your managers. Don't plan on spending long here, but while you're there, fight to find transferable skills. The lack of middle management opportunities mean that if you want to grow, you'll have to look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your back-end employees are not robots. A little compassion would go a long way. Figure out how to better support and communicate with your teams. Also, temps are in no way a long-term solution. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going public was a mistake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Unlimited vacation (may soon be changing)
    - Young atmosphere
    - Increasing sales tools available

    Cons

    - Constantly changing goals and initiatives
    - Poor morale and increased micromanagement
    - Each market is run like a different company with different expectations
    - Management is in positions based on seniority and when they joined the company rather than qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more you treat sales staff like adults the more moral will raise and the more productive they can be. The answer to rep feedback shouldn't be that its a company wide initiative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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