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"Young Company on its Way Up"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

For an individual who recently graduated college, a company such as Groupon is perfect for these types of individuals to get a grasp of the ins and outs of what a publicly traded company feels like. Although still in the infant stages compared to larger companies, in the little time of working with Groupon, I have noticed the shift in atmosphere and the reaffirmation of the "Work Hard, Play Hard" attitude amongst the employees and management.

Cons

In regards to such a young employee base, there is still a lack of progression outlined by management as to providing a career path for their incoming employees. On that note, employees within departments are constantly moving on and therefore it is hard to establish clear communication.

Advice to Management

There needs to be a clearly laid out succession plan, otherwise this type of deterrence does not keep employees with the company in terms of retention past two years. Additionally, you have a wealth of knowledge in regards to upper management, please use it in providing a continuing education to young professionals within the company who are looking for answers.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. "Senior Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GPM in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - GPM in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management Team and overall company vision

    Cons

    there is not a single thing that speaks against Groupon


  2. Helpful (6)

    "I would rather work for LivingSocial"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Cool coworkers
    Chicago office is laid back.

    Cons

    Management is brutal.
    Training feels cultish.
    Not a lot of opportunity for new sales staff. All good business is taken by seasoned reps.
    Unrealistic goals which means not a lot of opportunity for commission.
    High turnover
    Do not treat customers well.
    Lots of pressure

    Advice to Management

    It costs you a lot to hire staff. Take care of them. Do not give them unrealistic goals they aren't able to achieve. Nobody is going to stay if they can't make money. Churn and burn does not make a successful company.

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