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amazing oppurtunity

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

I worked at Groupon as an intern for less than a year

Pros

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

Cons

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Steer Clear of the Inbound Team

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    Former Employee - Inbound Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -Fun, young coworkers
    -short working hours
    -unlimited PTO is a double edged sword as you need permission and 2 weeks notice to use it

    Cons

    The inbound team mass hires recent grads on an almost bi-weekly basis, trains them up on Groupon peddling techniques and then filters them out over a 6 month "sales training" program. Employees who buy into Groupon's brutal cold calling strategy will eventually be put on small markets where they will continue to make the same insulting base pay and little to no commission in saturated over staffed markets. Employees who find sales is not their calling (or at least Groupon's brand of telemarketing) will be left to rot on the inbound team or will be quickly terminated for underperformance. For reference, the accepted performance level on the Inbound team is 100% or greater. Less than 100% is deemed underperformance. Systems and technology are often faulty and management is painfully inexperienced. Despite what the recruiters tell you, bonuses are heavily taxed and there is no opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees, turnover is expensive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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