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"Great for the first few months, then becomes terrible"

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Current Employee - Sales Director
Current Employee - Sales Director
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- great in the beginning
- young culture
- can learn from all industries
- great stress handling training ground
- fast paced
- able to do what you want to do
- still young, so opportunities for promotions

Cons

- very very inexperienced managers/ C-level managers. Some are as inexperienced as college grads.
- the most short sighted web company in the world
- the whole company has no idea how to pivot
- wrong people in the wrong positions
- super quick turnover rate. People quit or get fired ALL the time. On avg., 1 employee leaves per week.
- changing or management or positions too fast, to the point where its just devastating to stability
- low compensation
- biz is not scalable. Sales people are on a never ending journey of revenue targets
- in final words...groupon went ipo too soon, because the business needed the fund because essentially the business isnt very scalable. So since the ipo, they need to impress the investors, thus they became short sighted, only looking to squeeze all juice from all sales people. Then what happens is that the company becomes plaqued by this vicious cycle of no technological advancements and only constant pressure on sales people to impress the investors. And prople leave all the time. Also no managers have the mentality of building the company

Advice to Management

Need to put the right people in the right seats. Dont put random people in random positions without knowing what skills you need. Also, need to make business more scalable.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "inside sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    great base pay and benefits

    Cons

    Monthly goals are outrageous
    High Turn over rate
    Over saturated Markets


  2. "Biggest Deal Site and best employer in the world"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Head in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - National Head in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fastest growing company in the world as per Forbes, very employee friendly, immense creative freedom to get the work done in the best possible manner

    Cons

    None from the operations or work culture point of view, if anything Marketing lacks aggression or to be specific support from parent company

    Advice to Management

    Great job so far, probably more marketing push in India, keep up the upward trend

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