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"A learning experience that has never given me that terrible "I have to go to work tomorrow" feeling."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Groupon Getaways in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Groupon Getaways in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- learning experience from a growing business at this early stage in evolution
- building a new category of business leaves a lot of green space for doing things that have never been done before and solving problems that others have never faced.
- relaxed work environment and fun people
- supportive management w/ great past experience to learn from
- many opportunities to take on larger roles in a growing company

Cons

- has seen some changes since the IPO (as all companies do). Some better, some worse.

Advice to Management

Some people thrive on responsibility and freedom. Don't be afraid to let go of the reigns sometimes and give people opportunities, they may surprise you.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Goinng Down in History as 'Yet Another Pyramid Scheme'"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay
    Amazing view of Chicago
    Accepting of various cultural lifestyles
    Fast and exciting work atmosphere
    Great interaction amongst departments
    Great cat humor

    Cons

    Completely biased towards certain 'types' of employee archetypes (ie.certain racial and cultural norms accepted over others)
    Lack of cohesion amongst upper management

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to customers about how their money can and should be used.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Keep waiting for it to get better."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Base from home. Tech Company. Has potential.

    Cons

    Commission changes happen every month. You are being measured against something different constantly and never know where you stand- by the time you figure it out they change it. Management is always frantic in pushing the new thing until they figure out it was a bad idea and change it again. Turnover is ridiculous- people are fired and quit all the time and they just disappear and no one talks about it. If they could stop moving the goal post every month I would love this job.

    Advice to Management

    Lower management needs prior management experience or a lot more training- ethics and HR training specifically. They are painfully unaware of the responsibility their job should carry.

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