Groupon
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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.9 534 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

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Eric Lefkofsky

(108 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Young work environment, No dress code, free gatorade"
    in 41 reviews
  • "Casual work environment, great people, unlimited vacation"
    in 38 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hardly much work life balance and you feel guilty if you're not on-site"
    in 14 reviews
  • "People are forced to work long hours because everyone is over worked"
    in 24 reviews
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    5 people found this helpful  

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    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsCasual work environment. Good pay if you close top business. Work life balance is decent depending on what market you work on, and what time zone you work in if you are in Inside Sales.

    ConsLot of red tape and inefficiencies in the lead-distribution system/CRM. Leads and prospects for new hires can be undesirable. More intense focus on micromanaging activity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean up the CRM and focus on actual results- not activity.

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    Good company to work at

    Doge Catcher (Former Employee)
    Chicago Heights, IL

    ProsGroupon is a fun place to work at. They offer competitive benefits and pay. Would recommend this company to a friend.

    ConsI don't have any cons to list so...
    -Lost doge
    -such trubble
    -so scare
    -wow
    -much reward

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inside sales

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities for growth, high pay

    ConsWeak leadership, constant shifting of managers, few mentors

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    Young company and you can tell.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun, young environment.
    Everyone works hard.
    Lax vacation policy.
    Starting salary was good.

    ConsThings change very quickly, and it's usually communicated very poorly or not at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally listen to ALL of your teams. There is a bit of an unspoken hierarchy at times.

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    Pretty good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood amount of things to learn

    ConsMissing some structure or process

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, not great money

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people, for sure. These are life-long friends.

    ConsIf you're straight out of college and have been here for a while, don't expect much of a salary bump. You have to go elsewhere.

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    It's Just Ok...

    Inside Sales (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsCulture
    Dress Code (lack thereof)
    Free Vitamin Water, Coffee and Juice

    ConsHigh Pressure Sales Goals
    No Job Security
    Lack of Communication
    Management Very tight night
    Hard to move to another department
    No room for growth unless you want to move to another "Region" of sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe Honest, Be understanding and Be helful

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    A company that doesn't know what it is and has lost it's soul

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIt was a local gig

    ConsConfused in its business model, pivoting all the time, project management leadership is horrible,

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people like you would like to be treated, actually believe and empower your employees instead of thinking you know what's best

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

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    Unorganized

    Human Resources (Current Employee)

    Prosthe teams are very innovative

    Consthe lack of organization is painful - there is no planning and hiring process is a mess.

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand the market

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

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    Was treated great as a temp

    Customer Service Representative - Temporary (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe people are hilarious, most are actors/comedians. It was so laid back. Was not strict which made you want to work hard for them. They provided vitamin waters, tea, coffee, bottled water, pop and any other drink you could think of. They had a really cool break room with a juke box. You could wear whatever you wanted. Employees VERY helpful.

    Conscommunication with temps was not always there. there were tons of folks to keep up with though so all in all they did a pretty good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Groupon Employer Representative responded to this review Jun 23, 2014 EditDelete
    Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you were treated well as a temp in our Customer Service department!
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