Groupon

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Great Place to work

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL

I worked at Groupon full-time (more than a 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

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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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    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Young energetic teams. Fun place to come in to everyday. If you work hard and are moderately sociable, which in the environment is very easy, you will be promoted and make more money.. A lot of transparency.

    Cons

    Inexperienced leadership. Point out a problem, complain about it, don't fix it. Things can be 'half-baked' meaning, great idea, but just not executed properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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