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All over the place

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Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Company culture, great people, neat office, unlimited PTO

Cons

Yes, there are some perks. But this company is all over the place. The changes used to be exciting but now they are just preventing people from doing their job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees need a much better idea of career progress, opportunities, and overall path. Most people are underpaid, open your eyes.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Grass really is green here!

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I'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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    RUN

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Free parking. Wear what you want to work. Free pop. Yep....that's it.

    Cons

    Commission structure changes almost quarterly, if not more. Inexperienced managers leading teams. It's a madhouse. The company is super focused on becoming a Best Place to Work again which to them means having free beer and street festivals for employees. Might want to try actual good work environment tactics. You're treated like a number. You as a person don't mean a darn thing to your manager or to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your star employees and grow them. Go to bat for them. Find better management. You have very very few quality managers throughout the building. Get quality employees and stop hiring for cheap. Shake the god complex. Groupon is not saving local commerce and helping the small guys always. You're forcing them to discount because their friend next door does. Businesses should use legit marketing practices to grow not just discounting with a brand that more times then not will drive down their review scores online.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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