Groupon Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, No Dress Code, Vitamin Water

    Cons

    Bad leadership, no room for growth, low pay.


  2. Temping at Groupon

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Copy Writer in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Copy Writer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The content writing department at Groupon was the friendliest place I've worked. I felt respected and treated well even as a temp. If a manger had a complained about my performance, I felt that they were address their concern and not me as a person. I worked there for three months and looked forwarded to being being in the office every day.

    Cons

    The pay was okay, but I was temp so I made less than full time workers. All my complaints would related to any job a person was temping at. Sometimes there is a miscommunication between other departments at Groupon, but those would be easy to iron out if was there long enough to establish a relationship.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Review

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

    I worked at Groupon (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    New Company , constantly changing.

    Cons

    Not good at communicating, can be very prone to clique's and if you are not in one it is not good. The goals are never clear, not sure if that is a managing technique or not.


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  5. Roll with it

    • 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 full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of good things happening. Great, young, energetic environment. Keeps evolving to keep things interesting.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes, but sometimes too much and very drastic. You need to be able to roll with it.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great people

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

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Groupon has great people. I made some of my best friends while working there.
    The office is wide open and includes a game room, tiki hut, etc.
    For a while Employees seemed to be the number one priority- eventually that changed.

    Cons

    Low pay and they are constantly changing the commission structure.
    Employees are talked to like they are children. Don't tell me that "we are exactly where we want to be" when I can pick up a newspaper and read that the company is not hitting our annual goals and stocks are down. I would rather someone be open and say "Hey, we are behind and we need to make a push forward."
    Changes were also made to the career advancement paths which made it more difficult to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Is nobody worried about all of the recent turnover?


  7. Helpful (2)

    Excellent Sales training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Houston, TX

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, awesome to hone your sales skills (i.e. you will never worry about cold calling anyone again!). Also good to widen your professional network, since you meet so many executives from the companies you work with.

    Cons

    Co. is sold to MBAs as a "startup", yet the focus is 100% on sales, so don`t think you will be running a budget, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Trust more in management, the same way managemente trusts its sales staff.


  8. Dynamic and Fast Paced Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, CA

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

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

    Pros

    - Challenging but satisfying job
    - Opportunities to get involved in EMEA and global projects that are highly visible
    - Matrix organisation that offers you exposure to a lot of different managers in different areas of the business in comparison to more hierarchical structures. This also offers more diverse progression opportunities rather than one traditional career path
    - Fast paced environment, if they can grow to 12,000 employees in 48 countries in 6 years, I can't wait to see what they'll do in the next 6 years

    Cons

    - Processes could be improved
    - Compensation and benefits could be better

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries and benefits offered


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not for everyone

    • 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 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You have unlimited vacation and its a relaxed dress code

    Cons

    They do not care for their employees and you're worked to the bone for little reward


  10. Helpful (2)

    Don

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon

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

    Pros

    Truly fantastic coworkers in the beginning.

    Cons

    At first, this was a dream job. Fun, great people, and we truly tried to write great copy. Management was trying their best, but the company grew too fast and truly didn't know how to handle new hires or reward older writers that had been there for years.
    Soon it became a writing sweatshop, and the writing quality and specific humor meant nothing to higher ups. Creative writers were not given the new positions they deserved; only those that wrote bland, safe copy were given senior positions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Worked there during growing pains, company had a lot to work on. Working from home was great.

    Cons

    Management had no clue what they were doing

    Advice to Management

    Focus



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