Groupon Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky
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Pros
  • Young work environment, No dress code, free gatorade (in 62 reviews)

  • I enjoy that I can work from home (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • All of the managers were promoted internally based off nothing more than drinking the coolaid or hooking up with upper management (in 36 reviews)

  • There is no such thing as work life balance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    There's no place like Groupon!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you do what you're supposed to do, hit your numbers and don't let your foot off the pedal, there's a tremendous growth opportunity at this company. They're very generous with commissions and bonuses. We're working with several hundred people, on three floors, so it's a very lively atmosphere to be in. The culture is very laid back, the managers are extremely helpful and literally vouch for you each time and overall it's a fun place to be at.

    Cons

    The constant changes takes a toll on your daily activities. There has been changes, almost every other quarter, regarding payment structures, commissions, hierarchy, management, daily expectations, goals, performance reviews, etc. It's very hard to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Try to minimize changes as soon as you settle with some.


  2. Great Work From Home Position!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Getaways Customer Support in Ottawa, KS
    Current Employee - Getaways Customer Support in Ottawa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, lots of opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Work from home people are sometimes left in the dark and don't have a whole lot of team feeling, where as the "in-house" workers are treated to snacks, meetings and the ability to have a supervisor that answers them the same day.

    Advice to Management

    Up your communication to work at home members


  3. Very happy experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, flexible hours and vacation (depending on your org), laid back people and exciting work.

    Cons

    Lots of change (which sometimes can be positive, since it keeps things exciting).


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  5. A good place to start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    - Work hard play hard culture - Helpful management and team leaders - Organized sales structure - A good place to grow and learn sales - Great sales training that is ongoing throughout your time there

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities for advancement - Performance is evaluated by criteria that doesn't really matter


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to explore career paths

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    • Upward movement may be difficult in some departments but lateral moves are common. Good place to explore career paths for young professionals. • Most departments offer flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    • Constant leadership turnover, resulting in frequent strategy shifts. • Not very competitive compensation. Negotiate up front! • Everything comes with a 2 week deadline.


  7. Editorial Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits; overall great company culture.

    Cons

    Can be hard to get things done.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Constantly Growing but Unstable

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative In Groupon Getaways in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative In Groupon Getaways in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quick to pivot from practices that don't work. Fun perks like every flavor of La Crouix, company parties, or random T-rex puppets that show up. Young office with relaxed dress code Amazing Volunteer Program Constant Sales Training and Professional Development

    Cons

    Constant Pivoting means unstableness. Very hard to get promoted in Sales and move up in other roles also. Sales Goals sometimes get passed down to you with not enough time to plan which is frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like we are not all replaceable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Account Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a fun office culture

    Cons

    The office environment was very young. Sales managers had little experience and should not have been managing a sales team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Constantly changing directives

    Former Employee - Divisional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Divisional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Young, fun, culture. Great people and lots of upward mobility

    Cons

    Management is disorganized. Releases directives suddenly and then makes changes. Constant errors in payroll (employees being under or over paid).

    Advice to Management

    Management is disorganized. Releases directives suddenly and then makes changes. Constant errors in payroll (employees being under or over pai


  11. great place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    great fun people and a really casual enviorment, little travel

    Cons

    almost too casual, some difficult parts of job but training was helpful in getting started with things

    Advice to Management

    doing fine, less meetings and more time working one on one helping ppl w their actual issues with things



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