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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Groupon

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great growth prospects withing a short time

Cons

low salaries by industry standards

Advice to Management

Hike up salaries or you will loose good people

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  1. Do yourself a favour....don't.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groupon

    Pros

    Wear what you want clothing rule

    Cons

    CEOs pets get high mgmt jobs when they don't have qualifications or experience. Company is hard core sales environment, where if you're under performing thy will start lookin for someone ore plae you. Sneaky work practices, unethical behaviours, reward those who make money but are children within the company

    Advice to Management

    CEOS pets need to go. Customer service manager with no management experience, sales managers with no people management HR managers with no HR qualifications. Don't blame the staff all the time, it's your mgmt and the CEOS behaviour that make the culture so rough and unsustainable.


  2. Helpful (5)

    In a word: purgatory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Young, entrepreneurial atmosphere -International environment -Good first 'professional' springboard

    Cons

    -Management indeed care about being the 'fastest growing company in the world', but perhaps they should consider quality as well - actually offering good deals, perhaps treating employees like human beings -Band-aid solutions aplenty - giving workers a choice of three cereals doesn't heal all the back stabbing/suddenly vacant desks/ineffective communication paths -KPIs - you can't have quality and quantity, at least not the way the powers that be want it. And having dashboards splashed across office walls, pitting each team member's stats against each other for all to see doesn't achieve squat -Recaps at end of week drinks often feel like a misrepresentation (we're profitable - really?) -Management are unfortunately more often than not painfully unqualified/lack the skills to guide/mentor/drive -Incredibly unprofessional manner of hiring and firing, whether sales reps being let go for failing to hit targets (apparently commission structure changes daily without notice) or someone's unqualified, inexperienced girlfriend/partner breezing in as a team leader etc

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget people who do good work day in, day out - the big guys bringing in the cash deserve all the glory they get, but their work hinges on the dedicated ops team who see everything through. And you're not a startup anymore Groupon, so maybe it's time to grow up.


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