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Great place for a techie

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Engineering in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-You will be in midst of highly knowledgeable and committed people. -lot of opportunities to learn and explore -fun environment at work -variety of good food options at workplace

Cons

The company has been growing at a fast pace, and there seems to be 'process-oriented' culture building up. It is good in one sense, but it could also affect the agility and freedom that people used to enjoy in the startup like environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Young Company on its Way Up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Hit and Miss

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Editorial in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The work environment can't be beat....and that goes a long way. Working in editorial you are not dealing with the general public--another big plus I think a lot of my colleagues don't appreciate.

    Cons

    Lack of organization and a training process that is as hands-off as their management style.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that have experience in employee management. A casual work environment is really nice but people crave structure in areas where it counts -- like having confidence that the management is there for support and not too overworked themselves.


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