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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Groupon

Pros

Great growth prospects withing a short time

Cons

low salaries by industry standards

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hike up salaries or you will loose good people

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Awful changes in sales compensation plan. Unattainable goals = top talent exit.

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product.
    No Dress Code.
    Ability to express opinions and thoughts without retribution.
    Many good, smart, and creative people.
    A potentially great future if the right path is taken.

    Cons

    Unattainable sales targets.
    If targets are not hit there is very little or no commission, even if you generate huge amounts of revenue.
    Management constantly changing priorities -and when they do, everything you worked for is instantly irrelevant.
    High turnover.
    Extremely heavy workload.
    Monitoring of too much activity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your salespeople a fair commission based on revenue generated, not percent-to-goal. If these goals were reachable and / or proven to be reliable in the past, you might have a case, but your predictions about revenue, current and future, have often if not almost always incorrect. There is a general consensus that upper management wants the salespeople who helped build Groupon out. Judging by the recent exodus of top talent, I fear that very well may be the case.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Fast-paced, inspiring, challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The culture - hands-down. Everything is changing and moving so quickly, and in the beginning, your input was extremely important. It was amazing to be part of something that was growing so fast and changing the way people shopped online. There are so many opportunities to move around internally and management is great to find the right position for you.

    Cons

    The changes with commission, bonuses, overtime fluctuated too much - this is where a lot of inconsistency was. One month you had overtime then the next you didn't, then you had it again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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