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Great place for opportunity to succeed

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Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL
Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL

I worked at Groupon as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Fun, laid back atmosphere for work

Cons

The company is constantly growing and changing, new opportunities can hold false promises and high uncertainty.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cool company, Bad job

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    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)

    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

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    • 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 a 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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