Groupon
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www.groupon.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

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Young Company on its Way Up

Sales (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

ProsFor an individual who recently graduated college, a company such as Groupon is perfect for these types of individuals to get a grasp of the ins and outs of what a publicly traded company feels like. Although still in the infant stages compared to larger companies, in the little time of working with Groupon, I have noticed the shift in atmosphere and the reaffirmation of the "Work Hard, Play Hard" attitude amongst the employees and management.

ConsIn regards to such a young employee base, there is still a lack of progression outlined by management as to providing a career path for their incoming employees. On that note, employees within departments are constantly moving on and therefore it is hard to establish clear communication.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be a clearly laid out succession plan, otherwise this type of deterrence does not keep employees with the company in terms of retention past two years. Additionally, you have a wealth of knowledge in regards to upper management, please use it in providing a continuing education to young professionals within the company who are looking for answers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Start-Up Culture Employees Perks (Free Drinks, Coffee, lots of beer, food,… Cons: During Groupon's enormous growth stage, a lot of middle-management had no idea how to lead… Advice to Senior Management: Probably should have sold to Google. Would have been in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    I would rather work for LivingSocial

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Groupon full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Salary Cool coworkers Chicago office is laid back. Cons: Management is brutal. Training feels cultish. Not a lot of opportunity for new sales staff. All good business is taken… Advice to Senior Management: It costs you a lot to hire staff. Take care of them. Do not give them unrealistic goals they aren't able… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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