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Typical work hard,play hard start-up mentality

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Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

I worked at Groupon full-time for more than a year

Pros

Fun environment, flexible management, working with young people

Cons

don't pay overtime to sales team but expect them to work crazy hours, unorganized management, things constantly changing

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun atmosphere, but still a stressful sales job.

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    Former Employee - Account Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Fun environment
    - Wear whatever you want
    - Located in River North close to the Magnificent Mile

    Cons

    - Very stressful
    - Lack of internal organization... but they are working on it
    - It's all about luck of the draw. You could get assigned to a booming market and make a ton of commission, or get a market that's not responsive to Groupon and make little to no commission. There are a lot of other factors, but it really is luck, and not sales experience, that will make you money at this company.
    - Hard to control your success because commission depends on how much money a deal generates, which is unpredictable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all know we signed up for a fast-paced environment at a young internet start-up company, but walk before you run. Don't roll things out so quickly that it starts to create an unpleasant environment for your employees.

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

    Complete Chaos

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive

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

    Pros

    The training is excellent an the pay CAN be great, that is if they get it right. Outside reps have a lot of freedom but are watched closely interns of activity. You get a company iPhone, MacBook Pro, and expense/mileage reimbursement. You also get a staples account you can order office supplies from but the list of what you can order is VERY LIMITED.

    Cons

    They've changed the commission structure 3 times in 6 months. Commission statements are wrong and have to be corrected more on often then not. You are very alone on the outside and it is hard to get the attention you need. You work all the time with little work life balance. There is no vacation policy which they present as a positive thing eluding to unlimited vacation days, but really it seems to be a big hassle asking for even a day off now and then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip and start answering questions. You say that transparency is a priority, so be transparent please!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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