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"I began with one company and ended with another."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Groupon was like a home and family to me. My department had large parties seemingly at random, they're respectful of your personal life, and you can wear whatever you want. The work is very hard, but for the most part people are happy to work hard there.

Cons

It is not the fun, ragtag start-up anymore. It's a publicly traded corporation now, and they have implemented strict policies that didn't exist when I began. When I was hired earlier on, I felt proud of my company. When I left, I sometimes felt like a slimy corporate goon.

Advice to Management

Keep the original mission in mind. You can't put a price on great employees. Also, you should pay your mid-level management more - anywhere else they'd be living like kings.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced environment with a lot of responsibility"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard working colleagues
    Fun atmosphere
    Opportunity to take on responsibility and recognition for success
    Unlimited vacation days

    Cons

    Communication can be hectic and confusing
    Processes change regularly

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication transparent and share (non-sugarcoated) developments with employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Gone are the glory days"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers
    Casual dress
    Fun parties
    Innovative Concept
    Centralized location in the city
    Free Coffee and Unlimited Soda and Vitamin Water

    Cons

    -Being a start up they still need to get organized and structured
    -Remember, it's okay to have fun, if you're doing your job.
    -Lack of enthusiasm from staff who had been there when culture and attitude were both positive, we want to be happy again.
    - Management needs to be trained, it's easy to have ideas to make things better but if you don't know how to lead it makes it hard to be trusted and followed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to bring back the old customs and culture.

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