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Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    sales rep

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative Gob in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative Gob in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    free coffee and beverages, attainable bonuses, unlimited time off, health benefits, great training and first job experience.

    Cons

    Overworked. Pressured to work more than 8 hours and encouraged to work from home on your time off with same base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not underestimate the power of praise and recognition for your colleagues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun atmosphere, not great management

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    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)

    Pros

    casual attire, good comp for people who work hard, unlimited PTO

    Cons

    governed by middle management, and unfortunately tied to the company's success in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the middle managers, and empower your sales force

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    What they tell you in hiring is a lie; you wont make 6 figs. You'll be lucky to hit 50k after a year.

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people. First few months were great and fun.

    Cons

    Comparable to a sweat shop. Company doesn't care about you unless you bring in hundreds of thousands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many talented people who are leaving because the system isn't fair. It is almost impossible to make money unless you have been there more than 3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 6 people found this helpful

    Building a house with no foundation

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Environment is young and fast paced which gives you a lot of learning opportunities. Fun social activities outside of work that fosters great friendships outside the workplace.

    Cons

    Problem starts with tone at the top...the mentality is always do what I say not what I do. No one wants to impove how things are done. Problems aren't dealt with, only swept under the rug. Management will listen to your solutions to problems and then nothing will materalize.

    If you're the type of person that has a can-do attitude, seeks opportunities to make things better, or wants to grow within a company...Groupon is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to completely revamp processes and management style. If there's such a high turn-over rate in your department it's time to look at why that is and how you can improve on that. You need to stop accepting things as is and figure out a way to improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Had lots of fun; great location; learned a lot

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Groupon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I interned for Groupon over the summer in their Seattle office and had a fantastic time. The group I interned with was very tight-knit and friendly, and made me feel very welcome over the course of the summer. The food was also great -- we went to the nearby international district every day for lunch, which was generally fantastic. My project was also interesting. I ended up learning a lot and picking up several new (useful) technologies which have since then I've used multiple times.

    Cons

    Offices are a little bland, and lack personality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    It's okay....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    the office is cool, fun people, good work hours

    Cons

    always changing, never consistent, managers always coming and going, extremely high turnover. Pay is bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep working off what you have, stop trying to change everything each quarter and give employees better incentives for motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    Good culture, ok work/life balance

    Cons

    compensation is low and work is tedious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    Fun, young environment with great paid time off policy

    Cons

    The salary is pretty low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Great experience with very interesting projects

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    Former Intern - Co-Op in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    perks, benefits, unlimited vacation days, a very high paced fast moving company

    Cons

    work-life balance, promotions are hard to come by in this large organization. Sometimes work can overlap with so many working on the same projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales Representative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, paid time off

    Cons

    Unreachable daily requirements, little commission, little opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More realistic daily requirements

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