Groupon Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky
269 Ratings

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 (1)

    There's no place like Groupon!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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. Helpful (3)

    Senior Account Executive

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

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

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

    Pros

    If you are good at sales and know what to do. You can make pretty good money. Take as many vacation days as you like. If you blow out your goals they are more laxed about performance metrics.

    Cons

    Communication is poor. They are turning the company into a standard call center.

    Advice to Management

    Do less cheerleading and more coaching. I never see a manager step up and be examples. Care less about daily metrics and care more about developing your team and honing skills.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Pick a course and stick to it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great, they're all in the same boat so they get that it can be rough.

    Cons

    constant change, and not the fun kind that tech companies advertise to attract employees. everyone is always going in a million directions and there's no communication between departments. Also, the cute/quirky tech startup vibe is fading hard.

    Advice to Management

    If you have an idea of how to improve the business, stick to it for more than a quarter.


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  5. Recruiter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility is fantastic, interesting people and a ton of benefits

    Cons

    Departments don't always communicate well


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience with flaws

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

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

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, made a lot, got to work downtown, and work with a lot of different type of industries.

    Cons

    The commission structure and management changes constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a business model and run with it and don't let the sales people hang out there waiting for what to happen next.


  7. Great company, fast paced and one of a kind culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Honolulu, HI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working from home, the relationships you can build with your clients and colleagues, little red tape, SFDC CRM, headquartered in the beautiful city of Chicago.

    Cons

    Changes are inevitable in any work environment and you must be very comfortable with constant change to be successful here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Groupon culture alive. Continue to be different and foster an environment that innovative thinkers thrive in!


  8. Helpful (3)

    Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Cat spaceship, plastic forest, free bus ride from the train, ping pong table, growth potential, earning potential, wear whatever you want, say whatever you want, drink at the office, good benefits,

    Cons

    Comp plan changes at least twice a year. high attrition rate, no 401k matching, unorganized management team, changing job descriptions, back dooring additional charges and forcing products on customers that they they don't need. moving accounts around like a merry go round.

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent, let sales people sell instead of forcing an agenda and rules on them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Engineering at Palo Alto

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good in hand salary. Lot of freedom to explore and experiment. One can grow fast and get quick promotions.

    Cons

    Does not offer good stock options. Not a great place for guided learning. People are not optimistic about business model.

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior people with experience and perspective on Groupon.


  10. Great firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groupon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Start-up feel, great vibe at the office

    Cons

    Small office, busy, crowded at times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    HPE

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

    I have been working at Groupon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people good lunch and games

    Cons

    Poorly organized and no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    ...



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