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"Great fun, for a (little) while"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santiago (Chile)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santiago (Chile)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Informal, you can go to work with flip flops
- Fun colleagues, good parties
- A good place if you are in an early stage of your career

Cons

- I've read it in other reviews: Groupon just wants to make money. Period. It's true.
- Low salaries for employees that are not sales agents
- They don't do their best to keep good people, being a large company employees easily turn into numbers
- Therefore: high turnover rate
- Little transparency from 'above'

Advice to Management

- Listen to your staff, and actually do something with their ideas. To keep talented people, offer better salaries, promotion opportunities and bonuses. Be more transparent.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. "Less of useful company policy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - City Strategy Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - City Strategy Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Explore the new things or ideas to face the challenge.

    Cons

    Team power need to self-improvement.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Awful company to work for in almost every aspect imaginable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed dress-code is the only positive.

    Cons

    Poor benefits - poor pay, long hours, poor holiday allowance, poor sick policy, little/no perks.
    This is a growth company struggling to continue that original growth, and all policies are aimed at short term gain to please shareholders. Since floating on the stock market, staff numbers and wages have been squeezed almost to breaking point. The lengths of this have even stretched to the Christmas party, which will be mid-January this year to save even more pennies.

    No chance of career progression - the ethos of Groupon is short-term from top to bottom. Career progression is encouraged in the form of changing career - by leap frogging around the company hoping to find a department that is shrinking slightly less fast or paid slightly better. Do not work here if you want to learn new skills or progress, there is a glass ceiling above all that makes upwards progress impossible, so unless you want to 'progress' by moving sideways to a completely different role then forget it.

    Hugely high staff turnover - Due mainly to the above two points but also as the company shrinks the workload on each person increases. New tasks, new responsibilities, endlessly working harder but yet pay-rises are dangled in front of everyone but never materialise. I've never been at a company with higher turnover, the majority of people at the company 2 years ago have gone.

    Operations side of the company is a complete mess. Treated like a disposable under-class.

    Advice to Management

    Pay industry average and reward hard work, think long-term.

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