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worked at company in london when starting up - talented people, great place to learn.

Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

I worked at Groupon as an intern (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

talented people when business was starting up, great atmosphere, dynamic and challenging. highly entrepreneurial. lots of responsibility. great brand name and huge business growth.

Cons

business model unsustainable, cut throat sales management. taking advantage of cheap labour through excessive use of interns of all ages - good for interns - bad for full timers.

Advice to Management

revise business model which is unsustainable, think about customers and clients welfare more.

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  1. Life in groupon

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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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    What is happening

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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?


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