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Groupon is a great place to work

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Deal Qualifier in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Deal Qualifier in Chicago, IL

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Laid back. Nice people. Certain departments can work from home every Wednesday. Relaxed hours.

Cons

Every time big news happens, which is oftentimes bad news these days, they blame it on "being a young company". While they certainly still are a young company, it is getting to the point where they cannot keep blaming their mistakes on that and start hiring the right people in management.

Advice to Management

Stop blaming your mistakes on being young! Hire more experienced people if you still are not getting it straight. Be more straightforward. When you are telling a whole department that you are switching them to non-exempt hourly, do not blame it on a legal issue. It is cutting costs.

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    Challenging, yet rewarding. fun environment, yet it only distracts the fact that it is still an inside sales job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Groupon full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great tech support, fun environment, fun people.

    Cons

    constant pressure to perform, long hours dictated my management, limited growth opportunities, your commission is more dependent on what territory you are selected for, rather than your effort and output.

    Advice to Management

    don't overcrowd territories.


  2. Helpful (4)

    They are Slave Drivers, Stay away!!!! They are about explode!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee and soda. Awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Poor managers who are abusive. Dying industry...sorry but the "earlier adopters" have become disillusioned and dropped out. Deals that generate no commission. Embarrassed to tell friends who i work for! everyone has horror story! Goals are set in place that no one can reach. Merchants do not want to hear the name Groupon. It's impossible to do sales.

    We were told to post fake reviews on ratings sites so that our merchants look better. But then LivingSocial corporate/HR does the same thing.

    The only thing they got going for them, is a lot of young people who dont know any better and don't mind drinking the kool aid.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management who is willing to lay their own butts on the line. All the good managers have already left.


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