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Awesome and fun work environment for Technical Geeks

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

> Freedom to implement my ideas, follows agile software development, values employees
> Groupon values employees opinion and considers every feedback of all the employees and Takes Action!!!
> Awesome people to work with, you can expect a fast learning curve

Cons

Still growing, lack of resources in some areas

Advice to ManagementAdvice

>We need to follow and stick to some process in Software Development,
> Groupon needs to hire more people to man all projects and add additional people to critical projects.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacking transparency & professionalism in sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - casual
    - best name & resources in the daily deal space
    - working hard to improve management from the top-down

    Cons

    - spotty, sometimes unqualified direct management
    - very little career development & training
    - month-to-month quota
    - lack of transparency in quota setting & account distribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, it seems stock needs to be going in the right direction before hard effort is put into improving the specified problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    The good days are over.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Stocked refrigerators. Ability to waste time online all day.

    Cons

    Quotas are extremely high. Currently, they expect 20% month over month growth in a dying industry where most businesses don't want to be ripped off by Groupon or any of its competitors. Constantly changed structures. High turnover to the point that it is distracting. Personally, I have had 3 bosses in 8 months. Every person on the sales team is waiting for another job offer. For many sales people, they never want to do sales again after this experience. Most dead end job you can possibly embark on. If you think talking about mani/pedis and restaurants all day does not get old, you've got another thing coming to you. Last and probably the most important part, they let their own stock failures affect the expectations of workers. In the last quarter, they paid out too much in commission in Oct. due to a botched top merchant campaign. To make up for this, they set up Nov. and Dec. to rip off the sales employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the "burn and churn" plan for employees. You've already burned through far too many sales people to keep this up. You've definitely lost your top sales people to better employers but you might want to change in time to not lose your fairly skilled employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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