Groupon

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Young Company on its Way Up

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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 (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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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lots of work not enough pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There is lot of work to be done, lots of new skills to be introduced to and lots of amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    You are undervalued and overlooked consistently. The pay is no where near where it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at who you have working for you and their skill set. If you don't know what your employees are capable of, you are missing out on a lot of skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    I would rather work for LivingSocial

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Groupon full-time (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 by seasoned reps.
    Unrealistic goals which means not a lot of opportunity for commission.
    High turnover
    Do not treat customers well.
    Lots of pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It costs you a lot to hire staff. Take care of them. Do not give them unrealistic goals they aren't able to achieve. Nobody is going to stay if they can't make money. Churn and burn does not make a successful company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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