Groupon Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
626 Reviews

2.9
626 Reviews
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Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky
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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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  1.  

    Inbound Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    Flexible hours, no dress code, laid back work environment, free drinks (coke, vitamin water, gatorade etc.) Groupon throws amazing work parties (free beer, liquor, food, entertainment) great benefits. Unlimited PTO! Great company perks. Management doesn't micro manage. No particular lunch breaks. (Take it whenever you get hungry!)

    Cons

    The job sometimes gets a little too easy and you start to lose focus. The food is over priced no matter where u buy from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Young Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company culture is youthful, fun and energetic. You have unlimited days off in the sales department.

    Cons

    Even though the company is fun, you still have to work. It's a job and you must treat it like one. If you work in sales, you are not micro-managed by your manager, so you have to manage your own time. If you are a slacker, this is not the place for you because you will lose.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groupon

    Pros

    No dress code, flexible time off, very fun environment. Good training program and lots of sponsored events for the company that are great to go to.

    Cons

    Since it's a startup things change constantly. Very young and sometimes immature coworkers that might not take things as seriously as they should. A lot of people that work there have never had another job before.

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    Inbound Sales

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    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Groupon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Young company, lots of fun, lots to learn and teach, really good sales training program, lots of perks

    Cons

    Really low base pay, must be able to adapt to change extremely quickly, not a ton of communication on changes to the department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has a lot of great qualities, but the lack of direction is felt even down to this entry-level team. Presenting major changes less than 24 hours before they take place--even if they are somewhat menial--makes it easy to wonder about the reliability/direction of the company. However, management at the inbound level is great. These managers are motivational, helpful, great teachers, and are also open to learning themselves.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    All fine, career path goods

    Cons

    sometimes un coordinated strategies between locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Inside Sales

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

    I have been working at Groupon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No dress code, great people willing to help you out , really relaxed fun culture, you have a lot of flexibility in terms of how you work/meet your goals

    Cons

    Semi low pay, strictly sales--will find out quickly if it's not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing well as of now!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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

    I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience but not a long term play

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    A fast growing company which gives you a ton of experience

    Cons

    Too many short sighted decisions.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    They will micromanage you into you turn into a Groupon robot.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    I enjoy that I can work from home. I am able to have a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The cons are growing by the week.
    1. They will micro manage you until they know what time you are going to the bathroom each day.
    2. Deals are not selling = you are not making money
    3. You are not allowed to have an outside opinion regarding anything and will be told that you will be "let go" if you do not conform to the "yes ma'am" mentality they require.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not tell us that we are "seasoned sales reps" then tell us how to construct our day to day operation down to what time we make a dial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unpaid Overtime

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

    I worked at Groupon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    dress code is relaxed, management is friendly

    Cons

    unpaid overtime and your expected to work more than 40 hours without additional pay. Unrealistic goals and the market is saturated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire fewer people and pay them more to retain talent rather than hire as many people as possible and pay them as little as possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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