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Groupon is a great place to work

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Cool company, Bad job

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


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