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"Going public was a mistake"

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Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Unlimited vacation (may soon be changing)
- Young atmosphere
- Increasing sales tools available

Cons

- Constantly changing goals and initiatives
- Poor morale and increased micromanagement
- Each market is run like a different company with different expectations
- Management is in positions based on seniority and when they joined the company rather than qualifications.

Advice to Management

The more you treat sales staff like adults the more moral will raise and the more productive they can be. The answer to rep feedback shouldn't be that its a company wide initiative.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. "A fun, young company that invites you to succeed based on merit instead of tenure"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open and laid back atmosphere, young people can succeed and shine and be trusted, you can move laterally and upwardly quite quickly. I love that the company is about stimulating local commerce. A great underlying mission.

    Cons

    They are a little focused on the 'goal scorers' meaning that the sales reps and their managers get the best compensation and sometimes the people who support in other ways don't get as much recognition. But if you shine and also advocate for yourself tactfully, you will be rewarded. Also, it would be nice if they matched 401Ks and did some tuition reimbursement especially because they value MBA level education for many upper management roles.

    Advice to Management

    The young people who work at Groupon are of the generation that requires a lot of positive reinforcement. It is AMAZING how far a pat on the back or public recognition will go for an employee. That can make up for inabilities to give as big of raises or bonuses to some extent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging, yet rewarding. fun environment, yet it only distracts the fact that it is still an inside sales job."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great tech support, fun environment, fun people.

    Cons

    constant pressure to perform, long hours dictated my management, limited growth opportunities, your commission is more dependent on what territory you are selected for, rather than your effort and output.

    Advice to Management

    don't overcrowd territories.

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