Groupon
2.9 of 5 478 reviews
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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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60% Approve of the CEO

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Eric Lefkofsky

(78 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good working environment, no dress code, not a stressful job, happy to be with members"
    in 37 reviews
  • "Very laid back work environment with young and fun coworkers"
    in 35 reviews
Cons:
  • "People are forced to work long hours because everyone is over worked"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Lack of direction from upper-management, managers and supervisors are unqualified"
    in 21 reviews
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Frustrating at Times

Deal Qualifier (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible work hours
Good benefits
Unlimited PTO

ConsLack of structure
focused on short-term results and not long-term goals
quantity over quality
career growth very hard to obtain
low staff morale
low pay

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent rather than handing down mandates.
Look at the quality of work people do, stop focusing solely on quantity, it's not always the solution.
Reward the hardworkers who show up to work every day and care about what they do.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Finance Manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Groupon

ProsAbility to learn and make your way. Ownership

Conscompensation, chaos, management and stock price

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Fun place. Poorly managed.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood experience. Great company culture. Good employees. Pay is so-so.

ConsUpper management is incompetent. Too aggressive with sales and not customer centric at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Keep the culture. Stop trying to be like every other company that upper management comes from.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A fun place to work, but know what you're getting yourself into

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsThe same things you have read over and over: flexible time off, extremely casual dress code, flexible hours, free pop, unique office space, fun company events. A lot of people speak negatively about Groupon, but I think it should be appreciated for what it is. If you've ever worked in a stuffy office with a lot of needless red tape and rules, you will appreciate what they are offering!

ConsManagement is young, arrogant, and ignorant in many cases. In my experience, your manager will not view you as a colleague, but as a threat, so they will try to talk down to you and keep their thumb on your head. Senior management constantly contradicts lower level management and etc. It's really just a bit silly!

Advice to Senior ManagementGet on the same page and hire some people who have experience. Quit promoting unqualified employees because of tenure and favoritism. Empower the intelligent women in your workforce!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked in Groupon Goods in Seattle office.

Senior PM (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than a year

ProsStart of the business, lots to learn. Lot of talented folks. Very dynamic and energetic environment.

ConsLots of churn in leadership. There is no such thing as work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your troops excited and motivated

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A relaxed environment with talented, young employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Groupon full-time

ProsA laid back and fun environment with a youthful edge. People are intelligent, hard-working, and have great ideas

ConsA newer company doesn't always have processes established. Thus, career development isn't as clear as some more established companies

Advice to Senior ManagementDemonstrate to employees where there future career can go, provide some incentives/benefits to motivate employees

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast paced company trying to unlock its potential

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than a year

ProsHighly Data centric, analytical, fast paced environment where issues, alternatives, and preferred solution are passionately debated. Surrounded by very smart professionals who are creative and want to make a difference. The senior managers (Director and up) are kept in the loop of the management thinking in monthly meetings that are very honest and informative.

ConsVery long hours with little work-life balance. Although the company has been public for two years, it is still a start-up in mindset. Lot of processes or systems are not yet in place to make your work easier. Lot of churn at the top.

Advice to Senior ManagementManage expectations by setting interim goals for teams even though the company has its back to the wall on managing wall-street expectations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Meh

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Groupon

ProsGreat people, Some workplace perks

ConsNasty Customer, Trying Phone hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember employee morale

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Groupon

ProsGreat place and great diverse groupon of businesses.

ConsThere are no cons at this time.

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Great environment, fun people to work with, lots of change...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Groupon

Prosamazing workplace, great friends, fun people, not a strict environment

Conslots of change, cut-throat, if you aren't making them money then you are not doing good job

Advice to Senior Managementstop hiring so many people

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