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Excellent experience for those new or tenured in sales.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Groupon full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great atmosphere by far and away to work in ~ excellent energy, no dress code, awesome colleagues, etc. Easy to make a lot of money if you are flexible, smart, and can understand the business model.

Cons

Location...the corporate office is a bit isolating and leaves a lot to the imagination compared to working in the loop or downtown. Work hours - they mandate a 9-5 policy when it's not needed for this kind of work.

Advice to Management

Focus more of your time and energy on those reps that aren't hitting their numbers and less on those reps that are.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Helpful (5)

    Not at all what they say it is... Don't be fooled by recruiters or the people you interview with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a very casual work environment. You can have a beer during the day, usually supplied by the management team. Unlimited vacation days seem like a great idea , if you are one that actually takes advantage of it and many do.

    Cons

    Senior Management for Goods does not consist of merchants causing for constant changes in strategy. Not a sustainable business model. There is not a structure in place to support buying team so many tasks end up on the buyer's plate even though it shouldn't.

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior management with merchant experience that doesn't always reference what they did while working for Amazon.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Walked into a ticking time bomb.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young environment seems fun at first.

    Cons

    No head or tail to anything. Strategy in this company is none existent and the culture condones laziness and mediocrity. Firing people, motivating a mediocre sales force with a sense of entitlement and talking to angry merchants.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what your business strategy is and don't get into price wars with competitors.


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