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A mind-blowing introduction into the startup space.

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Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

A great place to begin your career. You get to experience a startup like atmosphere at an established company (so your not in someone's garage). Excellent health benefits, mediocre retirement benefits, and a decent salary.

Cons

Constant churn at the management level. Instead of moving up the ladder there are constant layers of management created above you, making it difficult to get ahead.

Advice to Management

Really focus on improving internal promotions, after two years you literally force your excellent employees to seek work outside just to get that big pay raise.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Work Environment, Poor Opportunity & Compensation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual work environment, great people, unlimited vacation

    Cons

    Poor compensation, quotas/comp plan always changing, short term fixes

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing things to appease Wall Street. Have a long-term goal. If you're going to put money into consultative training, understand that it takes time to land accounts and build rapport. Don't switch them after 90 days.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Worst work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Representative in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You might meet a couple interesting people who are going through the same struggles as you by working for Groupon, so you might end up with a few new friends.

    Cons

    Certain departments are run by bratty kids that don't value hard work or how much overtime you put in. You are expected to be available at all times, including nights and weekends. They don't care how mistreated you will be by certain clients they do business with, or by the lack of breaks they give you during the day (eat your lunch super fast and limit how many times you use the restroom). There is no room for promotions even though they will keep adding on to your work at the same salary. Certain managers are incredibly rude and will yell and cuss at you for petty reasons. Starting salary is the lowest I have encountered in this industry and extra perks are only available if you work in the Chicago office. Office culture reminds me a lot of high school, full of cliques and bullies.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that actually understand how to provide even basic HR practices, get involved with every department to see what really goes on and stop hiring managers based on friendship. If you want to keep your employees, adjust the salaries to meet industry standards and stop expecting them to be available 24/7.


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