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Helpful (1)

Not as strong as it once was but still a great company to work for

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Field Sales
Current Employee - Field Sales
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great pay, high commission, exciting incentives, flexible working hours, friendly staff

Cons

management top heavy (too many cooks!), goals ever changing (but that is to be expected in an ever changing industry), high pressure to acheieve results

Advice to Management

Try to be more consistent with objectives, simplify some of the processes (such as the QA procedure), reduce number of managers

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Helpful (3)

    The WORST job I have ever had.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home. Good base salery

    Cons

    Complete disconnect between management and Outside Sales. Management knows nothing about your city and doesn't care Managers are not qualified to have the position. Chicago office run like a frat house with drinking and partying on fridays Company does not care about clients just about Groupon Sales, even if it causes the client/business to suffer or even go out of business

    Advice to Management

    Get some qualified people in there. Treat people with respect and they will preform better Start caring about businesses because they are on to you


  2. Helpful (6)

    Chaotic environment, unprofessional, inexperienced workforce... oh wait, that's called "start up spirit"!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    - very relaxed dress code - very relaxed friendly atmosphere - very young employees - entrepreneurial attitude where the employees who have been there since the start of Groupon can freely expressed their ideas and implement them - decent office in a decent location - ideal for a first time job

    Cons

    - true chaos... through and through - poor pay and benefits package - poor working environment (missing/defective essential equipment and materials) - very unprofessional and immature working environment - have heard and seen things that would have got all the persons involved fired on the spot if that would have happened in a normal, serious and responsible company - very inexperienced workforce, very junior especially the middle "management" (no management experience, let alone managerial skills) - ever changing strategy, systems, organization, reporting line, area of responsibilities, targets, commission structure, incentive plans (not necessarily in line with the new targets set) - very confusing environment, back-stabbing, not transparent, no clear communication (laid off a lot of employees) - really bad reputation on the market - struggling to employ/retain talents, high staff turnover; inability to build business relationship with new or existing vendors, inability to partner with desirable, well established businesses - too short-term target oriented, can't see the bigger picture, no vision of long-term sustainability/profitability

    Advice to Management

    All the signs (the management decisions to constantly changing the commission structure/incentive plans being the most obvious of them) are showing that this business model is no longer working, because it isn't sustainable based on current practice period. Yet the leadership team is taking no notice of this. A company that employs nearly 1000 employees on one soil cannot call itself a start up anymore. Everyone would be better off doing some cleaning and DIY in the house before a major "clean-up" gets ordered...


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