Groupon Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky
292 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 (3)

    There's no place like Groupon!

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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
    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. Helpful (1)

    Poor

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, great job for a new college grad.

    Cons

    No money, no advancement, poor management. Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Be better


  3. Groupon SF

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Groupon had a fun, relaxing work environment. Team leaders and managers worked alongside their team members in an open area, which created an open-door atmosphere in the office. The benefits are great, with unlimited PTO and sick days, and catered lunch. As a military member they were supportive when I deployed to Afghanistan, granting me a generous amount of days off in advance of my deployment, and paying the difference between my base pay and salary the first 3 months of my deployment

    Cons

    At times there was disorganization, and a lack of direction and urgency from leadership. This created a glacier-slow place on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more direction for your team members, with better defined goals and benchmarks. Greater vision, transparency and accountability should create a sense of urgency that yields more rewarding, meaningful, and timely results.


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  5. Groupon is good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home, ok salary, very nice coworkers, great outside management team, ability to be a little autonomous, working at your own pace

    Cons

    All expenses must be paid in advance and you need to wait to get reimbursed, partners are VERY weary of working with the platform due to past experiences or brand, a lot of inside politics that affect those who work on the outside

    Advice to Management

    Look at how accounts are allocated, restructure outside rep platform differently than inside, look at KPIs for outside than inside, have clearer understanding of other platforms that you are competing against to get a better understanding of margin levels and key negotiation tactics


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fun environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun office, stimulating culture, plenty of room to grow

    Cons

    Long hours, inconsistent leadership, high turnover


  7. Fast Pace

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

    Pros

    Hyper growth, fast pace environment. Great place to accelerate a career. Fun people. Lots of control over day to day impact on goals.

    Cons

    Have to be willing to accept constant change and need to be independent. That's not for everyone, but for those who want it, a great place to make a mark.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Work From Home Position!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Senior Account Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great manager, great product, great company culture, working from home is fantastic

    Cons

    no corp cc, bonuses are hard to achieve, no 401k match

    Advice to Management

    get corp cc's for OS reps. having to pay for everything in advance kills my finances


  10. Helpful (1)

    A good place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Very happy experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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