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"Lots of freedom but little room for advancement"

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Your not micromanaged, casual, unlimited PTO

Cons

Promotions are a popularity contest, Management is young and not supportive, hard workers are rarely recognized, low pay, extremely inconsistent environment

Advice to Management

Provide more opportunity and better incentives for those that meet and exceed their goals

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "It was great before the titanic sank"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is very negotiable, they HAVE to pay for talent because all their talent is gone

    Benefits are nice

    Quarterly trips all expenses paid to chicago

    New Iphone and macbooks for outside reps

    Cons

    Company is fighting a losing battle and constantly short changing the sales reps on their hard earned commissions. Merchants know the product doesnt work anymore. There is little to no repeat business on the merchant end.

    Advice to Management

    cut your losses and change it up. make groupon a self service platform for merchants, lower the revenue splits and find a way to stay in business. Otherwise you will be the next myspace...your greatest fear


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Roller Coaster"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Start-Up Culture
    Employees
    Perks (Free Drinks, Coffee, lots of beer, food, etc.)

    Cons

    During Groupon's enormous growth stage, a lot of middle-management had no idea how to lead their teams.
    Upper-Management disconnected from sales and management team
    Commission structure got worse and worse over time.

    Advice to Management

    Probably should have sold to Google. Would have been in a much better position.

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