Groupon Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to explore career paths

    • 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)

    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.


  2. Editorial Manager

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Constantly Growing but Unstable

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Account Representative

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


  6. 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


  7. great place

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Chaos and cliques everywhere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment; feels like a startup - Use wide range of open source tech such as Node.js, RoR, Java, MySQL, PostreSQL, Redis

    Cons

    - not clear direction - lots of randomization - build software quickly, just ship it without quality in mind; quantity over quality

    Advice to Management

    Come up with 6 months roadmap and follow it through


  9. Helpful (1)

    Staff accountant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Atomosphere was nice. Great company perks!

    Cons

    Unstable. Retention is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Find what works and stick with it!


  10. Sales Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast faced and always evolving

    Cons

    Internal processes slow you down and upset business owners


  11. Helpful (2)

    run

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun causal atmosphere. Made lots of friends there and hours weren't long.

    Cons

    Huge turnover, no career development unless you're in the right place at right time. Broke several labor laws asking people not to discuss salaries. Wildly varied pay across departments.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Transparency. Career development. SOMETHING. Going public absolutely destroyed the culture.



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