Groupon Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great culture, internal workings could use some work

    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great culture; game room, free soda, volunteer events, etc. -Pretty standard hours; you don't have to worry about it creeping too much into your life outside of work -Consistent check-ins; managers generally check in every 4 weeks to let you know where you stand and to see what they can do to help

    Cons

    -High/strict standards; no real middle ground, if you don't meet them in the time frame given, you're out. Also, hard to move around internally -Even though the managers are always willing to listen, it sometimes seems like they keep telling you the same answers or there's not much they can really do; seems like feedback doesn't go anywhere. -

    Advice to Management

    You have so many employees and so much untapped potential. Pool more of their feedback, and try to implement some of it. Or try to find better fits for them within the company, since they've already been trained, and have knowledge and passion for the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Has its pros and cons...

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun work environment and work/life balance. Exposure to Sr. Management that you wouldn't get at a more established company. Unlimited PTO and ability to work from home is great but depends on your manager.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in my opinion. Instead of promoting employees who have given their blood, sweat and tears to the company, they will bring in upper level management from elsewhere, only to see them leave within a year. Fast-paced is one thing, hyper-paced is another...not uncommon to work on a project for months only to see it become obsolete months later. No 401k match sucks...

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain your employees.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Talented & Ambitious? Don

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

    I worked at Groupon (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Interesting office environment with lots of hipsters

    Cons

    The worst leadership in a publicly traded company, EVER! lack of clear career progression, broken promises, unorganized, unprofessional, compensation is constantly changing. No structure. Loss of vision of core values. This could have been a great place to work but the management is so misguided and as a result there has been a mass exodus of leading sales reps in recent months.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't even know where to begin!


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  5. Great company

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

    I worked at Groupon

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

    Pros

    lots of free snacks and food. good benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes management can react quickly to things.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Horriable

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, good looking people around

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about their employees at all. Low Pay. No career progression whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Churn & Burn culture

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Decent benefits - Great cafeteria - Most of the people that work there are decent co-workers

    Cons

    - Pay is horrible - Abusive management style -- Members of the S-Team has pulled the entire sales team aside and said, "I don't care if you like the product, sell it or you're gone...your chair is worth more than you are". - Almost no room for promotion or good commission to be made. - They don't care if their employees stay because they target college students with no previous work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything about your approach, treat people fairly, and sell to a company that will do it better than you are.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work for, Product needs to improve

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As an External Sales Account Executive: -Work from home -Flexible with good life balance -Base salary plus commission and allowance -Great people, Great management. -Great tools to accomplish the job. -Good benefits.

    Cons

    -Internally there are inside sales reps in conflict with the external sales force. -Inventory Managers do not approve every deal -Data is not update, deals do not perform, commission is low. -As External sales there is not flexibility to target any account. Most Accounts belong to the inside sales team in Chicago. -Constant change -Two different goals, 1) by the amount od accounts signed every month. 2) by the Gross Profit generated by each account. (AE does not have control on the 2nd goal)

    Advice to Management

    Conference calls should take place once a week and not three times a week.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Current State of Groupon

    • 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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Entry level employees will probably enjoy Groupon for the first year.

    Cons

    The Senior Management at Groupon does not understand leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using contract labor to run the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Senior Strategic Account Executive

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Love to work here. Great flexibility and ability to make a decent living

    Cons

    Management needs work. Product needs growth yet.


  11. Intern at Groupon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Groupon

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

    Pros

    Very helpful to interns, laser focus on getting projects done, lot of experience gained in a short amount of time

    Cons

    Not many team-building activities. Need more benefits for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Cater more activities towards interns



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