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"A fun place to work. In the beginning."

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people are really nice although I worked remotely from home. Still enjoyed interacting with the folks in Chicago.

Cons

After the company went public, things changed. Company grew so fast that I became a small fish in a big pond.

Advice to Management

Promote based on results, not tenure.

Other Employee Reviews for Groupon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great startup culture with corporate perks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established companyl, personal growth and you learn a lot

    Cons

    Aggressive deadlines and goals, hard to keep a work- life balance and still meet the required goals

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the senior staff


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Account Manager"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are fun and just as miserable as you are!

    Cons

    Management is a joke. I worked there for over 2 1/2 years and in that time we went through 13 department heads. The first 2 years goals and bonuses changed every month. Recently they changed the compensation to where you would get a bonus every 3 months completely at manager discretion. If your manager doesn't like you then you will get nothing. The person that implemented that structure quit after 2 months. All of the managers were promoted internally based off nothing more than drinking the coolaid or hooking up with upper management. None of them have ever managed before and only micromanage. The workload is non stop and once a team loses someone they just expect you to take it on. This company has flat lined. Do yourself a favor and don't apply.

    Advice to Management

    What management? Just a bunch of kids that think they are important but don't know the first thing about managing anyone let alone themselves. Want to know why the stock is at $6? Its because of people like you

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