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Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

The people are awesome and everyday was fun

Cons

Got a little political at the end which is expected at a growing company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more attention to the people you have and try and prevent exits

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Account Executive

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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

    - Great training - two weeks of sales and product training with a three month ramping period
    - A lot of resources available to the sales team; the company wants you to be successful

    Cons

    - Goals can be inconsistent and very high
    - Negative press against the company can make selling quite difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage and trust your senior reps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Topsy Turvy

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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

    Attractive co-workers, all the La Croix you can drink.

    Cons

    Because of the rapid growth, young, inexperienced reps (who sold when it was easy) were promoted into management - and are far from capable. These managers are largely not equipped to lead a sales team. Reps are often told they must stay late - often until 8:00 - and come in on weekends.

    Worst of all, reps are misled about the opportunities in sales. In my interview I was told several large cities they were hiring for. You aren't told what city you'll work on until the end of training.

    I was given a mid-size city - but told that I could only focus on the outskirts (small, rural areas with no population to speak of). You're evaluated and paid on gross profit, and deals in these areas do not perform well. Therefore, you're only as successful as your accounts. People who started at Groupon early had it made- mediocre sales people don't need to work hard when they can run the same businesses over and over to crush their goals. Goals are not set based on any real logic, either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put reps on even footing if you actually want to know who is a quality rep and who is just coasting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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