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Groupon Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
608 Reviews

2.9
608 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Young work environment, No dress code, free gatorade (in 47 reviews)

  • Very laid back work environment with young and fun coworkers (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Hardly much work life balance and you feel guilty if you're not on-site (in 16 reviews)

  • Lack of direction from upper-management, managers and supervisors are unqualified (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A sales company trying to be a technology company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    If you are not a technology worker, Groupon maybe a great place to work. With failings of the daily deal business model, which still gets much attention, they are trying many new business ideas to see if any stick. There are a number of places for a person's skill set to fit. The building environments in both Palo Alto and Chicago are quite nice.

    Cons

    Groupon tries to present itself as a technology company, which is most defintely not. With it's current turn around plan to become more than just a daily deals site, they are going up against large and established competitors like Amazon or newer more agile tech companies like Square. The biggest con I see is that there may not be a real future of success.

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

    Love it here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    the people and the culture are what make Groupon awesome. Perks are nice like free lunch, unlimited time off, and $$ to use as you wish for personal development (conferences, classes, etc.). The personal growth opportunities and challenges are extensive since there's still a lot to figure out and put in place with being such a young company

    Cons

    fairly unstructured and you have to be ok with that. Things change constantly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Awesome Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    This is such a great company to work for! They give you so many opportunities to move up within the company, and will seriously do everything they possibly can for you to do well. The people here are very friendly too, I made a lot of friends instantly. It makes the days go by quickly! Very social, very young company. And as far as the whole sales thing goes, it's really fun. Even if you get a "crappy" person on the phone, worst case scenario you bumble through the phone call and laugh (or cry) about it afterward with your teammates. We're all going through the same thing, so it's really fun to encourage one another. Great thing is that the sales reps here are extremely positive people with a can-do attitude. There's such great energy here! Awesome work-life balance. You can do 9-5 and be a top sales rep within the company, no problem. Some people like to put in those extra hours too though.

    Cons

    You have a headset and are on the phones all day. So, it's not 100% the most glamorous sales job. But if you've done sales before and thought it was fun, you'll like this job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Large training system which gives you a long time to learn the sales process. Fun atmosphere to work, and fun group outings. Most people in the company are under 30 and like to have fun. A lot of freedom as long as you get your work done. Commission is pretty competitive it is sales though so you get paid for what you close base salary is not bad though.

    Cons

    You will have to work, there are a lot of goals you need to hit. Cold calling is rough and you have to be able to deal with a LOT of no's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As every employee in the world would say I would like to make more money on my base salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    All fine, career path goods

    Cons

    sometimes un coordinated strategies between locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Groupon

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    I get paid to do nothing all day

    Cons

    Sometimes I get things to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience but not a long term play

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A fast growing company which gives you a ton of experience

    Cons

    Too many short sighted decisions.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Account Executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has put a ton of resourses over the past 18months in traning and development of new sales employees. If you are looking to learn how to sell, the current process is a great place to start. Office Culture is nice, friendly and young staff.

    Cons

    Goals and Expectations are constantly changing, every quarter there is a new roll comp plan or performance metrics. Went from a consultative sale to a call center only focused on hitting crazy daily metrics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Pretty good work-life balance. Team was strong. Free food and other perks like company and team outings

    Cons

    Sometimes training and mentorship seems somewhat limited. Does not have a ton of perks like one of the big four companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great people, no dress code, unlimited PTO, decent money

    Cons

    Management has no experience. Micromanage. No real advancement opportunities. No respect for sales people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your sales personnel better. They are the only people that keep the company afloat.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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