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Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Groupon as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people, the environment, the work experience, the real projects

Cons

They don't follow up as promised with offer intention letter

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  1. Great for strengthen and developing skills for career advancement in the future.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    It's great for career development. If you have a good manager, they are willing to work with you and build on skills so that you can move into a different role. You really get what you put into it. If you want to advance your career, you'll definitely strengthen your skills here. There's a lot of flexibility in my role and you are able to balance your work and personal life well.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great. Based on industry standards, the pay is not comparative to the same role you have in a different company.

    Advice to Management

    I have a great manager. They really work with you to advance your career and develop skills for future positions. Keep that up! Setting career goals is always helpful, even if it is a tedious task.
    Going through HR and actually getting an official role title change and pay compensation when you change roles can take a lot of time. There are a lot of obstacles to work around on this.


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    Bait and Switch

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Editorial in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your co-workers will be pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Other than your colleagues and the dress code nearly everything else here will quickly turn into a liability for your career.

    If you are like most others in Editorial you will have recently graduated with a degree in a creative field. During your first days at Groupon much will be made about how many opportunities there will be to use your degree and your imagination. Within a few weeks you will see how this is not the case. Salespeople in the end have license to nix anything that strikes them as unconventional. Most of the best creative work here gets eliminated.

    Nearly everyone in Editorial is looking for a way to leave for something else. The reasons for this are threefold: (1) You've no real ops here to flex creative muscle. (2) The compensation is miserable. Yes, the benefits are on the upper end of standard, but the paychecks are below market rate. (3) There is almost no path to advance within the company....more on that in the next paragraph.

    New recruits are frequently told how many current managers were in their lesser positions for only a few months to a year before being promoted. While this is true it is more a function of circumstances that no longer exist within the company. Most in editorial who have been around for any length of time have stagnated in their position. Every few months or so upper management promises new career ops but those are quickly taken away for a variety of reasons related to disorganization.

    That final point is probably the most important. Groupon suffers from a debilitating disorganization that isn't going anywhere fast. There is a large internal bureaucracy that stubbornly resists efficiency.

    Overall if you need something to pass a few months of your time while making your way onto the next thing this is an okay place to stop. If you're more determined in your career choices though, you will want to look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency, communication, and transparency are desperately needed here. The compensation needs to improve across the board


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