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"Typical work hard,play hard start-up mentality"

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Fun environment, flexible management, working with young people

Cons

don't pay overtime to sales team but expect them to work crazy hours, unorganized management, things constantly changing

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Helpful (7)

    "This place is a circus!"

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

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

    Pros

    * You can wear whatever you want... sweatpants? Sure!
    * Come and go as you please
    * Free coffee, tea, and soda

    Cons

    * Unorganized & too chaotic. Get ready to have 5 different managers in a year!
    * Very poor management structure. They have no idea how to lead/motivate a team. They also play favorites.
    * Awful communication structure. New processes? You will know about it 2 weeks later.
    * The HR Dept. is a joke. They are very unprofessional.
    * Negative atmosphere.
    * Extremely high turnaround.
    * Very long work hours. Be prepared to be in the office 10+ hours every day.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your reports and your peers.


  2. "Awesome culture, awesome people, opportunities for go-getters to grow their skill sets"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great mentorship if you seek it out
    -Executives are extremely open to meeting with interns
    -Awesome intern events
    -Great office environment
    -Very flexible in all aspects of work

    Cons

    -Lack of structure for interns at times
    -Only doing IT internships this summer
    -Must be able to adapt on the fly. If you aren't a fan of constant change, Groupon isn't for you

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