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How to Migrate to the Mean... The Story of Groupon

Former Employee - Divisional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Divisional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at Groupon full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

There's nothing wrong with average. If you are average and like to be around people who are just like you or slightly below average, then Groupon is a great fit. There's a general lack of accountability to be a rockstar, so you'll have the opportunity to coast by doing "ok" work for an "ok" company. Punch in at 9:05am, punch out at 4:59pm. Don't create, don't ask hard questions about where the company is headed. If you're social and want to meet fun people, there are lots of young and fun people to befriend and partying to be had.

Cons

All technology companies do is manufacture innovation. When technology companies stop innovating, their ability to grow shrinks and business performance suffers. To innovate, you need the best people. To attract and retain the best people, you need to foster an environment that drives creativity, innovation, and excellence. Groupon had this for a moment in time, but lost it, and lost a lot of A-level talent in the process. The end result is that the company has migrated to the mean. If you're serious about business and working in an environment where the culture allows you to stretch your thinking and imagination, look elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The focus at Groupon is currently more , more , more-- bigger, bigger, bigger. Instead the focus should be on developing people and getting better, better, better. Great people drive great technology companies, not the other way around.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great culture, perks, young environment. Managers are easy going as long as you get your work done.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem like there is much room for growth. Positions changed a lot. It was hard to see what direction the company was going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From what I have heard, the company is improving in many areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun while it lasted...

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good commission, good advertising platform when set up right in the right market.

    Cons

    Platforms always changing, bring bad customers to businesses, businesses loose money, too many platforms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Groupon has lost its luster...not sure how to regain without coming out with a completely new concept with a sister organization...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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