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Young Company on its Way Up

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Current Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Groupon full-time for less than a year

Pros

For 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.

Cons

In 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 ManagementAdvice

There 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - GPM  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - GPM in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Management Team and overall company vision

    Cons

    there is not a single thing that speaks against Groupon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was great before the titanic sank

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary is very negotiable, they HAVE to pay for talent because all their talent is gone

    Benefits are nice

    Quarterly trips all expenses paid to chicago

    New Iphone and macbooks for outside reps

    Cons

    Company is fighting a losing battle and constantly short changing the sales reps on their hard earned commissions. Merchants know the product doesnt work anymore. There is little to no repeat business on the merchant end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut your losses and change it up. make groupon a self service platform for merchants, lower the revenue splits and find a way to stay in business. Otherwise you will be the next myspace...your greatest fear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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