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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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky you could be placed into a better market and get stronger accounts that wanted to be re-featured. Don't count on it and not sure that falls into the positive category !? I enjoyed and appreciated my colleagues. Who cares about free drinks and casual dress. It's 2012 and those are standard with many companies.

    Cons

    There were few months that our goals did not go up and management offered zero transparency into how goals were calculated. Every month you see moral decrease, people leave and extreme frustration begin. Everyone fears the worse and you are micromanaged beyond belief. If you are over goal every month no matter they will tell you to make more calls like you don't understand what it takes to make money. Sales reps are forced to run certain deal structures even if that is not in the best interest of the business wanting to run a deal. They then run successful deals on competitor sites. Business owners are frustrated and flat out angry at the calls they receive because you are selling into a small territory within a closed market (it's close to begging) Success comes down to luck - flat out. New products, incentives and procedures are introduced only to fail or be taken away. Management has taken the company into payments, cc processing and search. It is felt that hey are throwing hail mary's and it shows desperation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late. The stock has tanked, and your team has lost faith in your ability to lead this company. What you should try is calling some of the merchants so you understand what people really think of the company. You will then realize how demoralizing this is. Oh and don't have HR write fake positive reviews. Do you think people are really that stupid?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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