Groupon
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The Grass really is green here!

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

ProsI'd like to start by saying that I already had about 6 years of sales experience between two different companies prior to starting at Groupon. I hear a lot of complaints about how the culture and pay has changed over the years at Groupon. With that said, most of these complaints seem to come from people that are relatively inexperienced in the working world. Others who have seen different working environments tend to appreciate what we have here at Groupon. Anytime I feel like complaining about my situation, I think back to my younger years in other sales environments and honestly feel lucky. Sure the money can be inconsistent but that's sales and honestly you get out of it what you put in. On that subject, I hear others saying that the environment is unstable but this is a start up and that's how start ups behave. I feel fortunate that I work at a company that actually changes when they see things taking a wrong turn. I also feel like I have a ton of opportunity to better myself as a salesperson here. We are constantly invited to trainings that can help us fine tune our skills and hone in on new ones.

ConsThe only con that I see here is the lack of opportunity to move up in your career. There are a lot of very intelligent and driven people working here and it's tough to compete with that. However, my managers and even senior management is always willing to listen and help you come up with a strategy to move forward in the right direction.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe only advice I have to management is to continue to try and develop talent from within. A lot of us love working here and would really like to make a career out of it, however at times it seems hard to do so.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This stuff really works and we're having fun doing it . . .

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    Pros: So, you know how all companies have a mission statement? Well "making life less boring" is both a vision and a reality at Groupon!… Cons: With rapid innovation, sometimes not every new process or product actually works when rolled out internally. Yep, this will challenge… Advice to Senior Management: Keep focusing on the Consumer and Local Business. Improve communications internally. … Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    It's a fun job, but not ideal if you're concerned about advancing your career or salary.

    Deal Qualifier (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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


    Pros: Flexible schedule and no dress code- not just the title of it, people really don't care.… Cons: A lot of smart people with strong resumes and advanced degrees all making very mediocre entry level pay.… Advice to Senior Management: Create opportunities for advancement so your best employees feel like… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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