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  1. "Good learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mentors, fun work atmosphere, no micromangement

    Cons

    Dying industry, high burn rate


  2. "What happened?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    incredibly fun atmosphere and people, great perks and outings, convenient location, supportive work place with generally high quality people

    Cons

    The entire place was falling apart from 2012-2013 and the management did not explain this. I have no idea how they lost so much money so fast.


  3. "Great place to work, too bad about the industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Frontend Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Frontend Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear vision led by people with the chops to pull it off. Great culture with incredibly smart and friendly people. Good work life balance. Flexible hours. I loved working here.

    Cons

    Stagnant salaries. Too much time spent on making a a few top tier clients happy rather than scaling the business. The daily deals industry is failing and the only way it's going to work is at scale. Focusing on that handful of clients left us at their mercy.


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  5. "Had lots of potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Services in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, great office and location, and talented engineers.

    Cons

    Takes too long to change company direction, massive lay offs and lack of clarity on roadmap

    Advice to Management

    Get involved in client meetings and listen to the features Publishers need to succeed in Ecommerce


  6. "Simply Being Good at Your Job is not a Recipe For Success at GC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is a huge part of the Group Commerce experience. If you're looking to get assignments, head to a cubicle, and hammer out assignments, this isn't the place for you.

    The work is pretty rewarding, and we are new enough that we are still figuring things out, meaning everyone can make a significant impact on the future of the company. At the same time, we are well-funded and making money; not yet profitable, but tracking toward it nicely.

    Also, memes are a big part of life.

    Cons

    Paychecks are probably on par with other nyc startups, but those other startups are probably more generous with equity.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "was good but a sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Group Commerce full-time

    Pros

    good work/life balance, fair pay, good benefits

    Cons

    be prepared to be turned on at a moments notice. no support given once they do. poor follow up and follow through. they go on and on about value and culture but it is terrible - two faced and backstabbing.


  8. "Could have been a great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great concept to provide a network for merchant offers and ideas for the technology to make it work.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and attention to revenue. No internal oversight of processes. Let very inexperienced people run entire programs and department. Too many silos. Lack of collaboration between teams, especially product development, marketing and sales. Disorganized at every level. There were the chosen few who could do no wrong and could get away with not really contributing. All in all, a very unprofessional environment.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the team slowly in line with revenue growth. Drive revenue first.


  9. "Could have been great - it's too bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Smart team
    Fair Comp and PTO
    Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Extremely poor senior management
    No Direction
    Poor decision making
    Sneaky
    Poor Communication
    Zero accountability


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, passionate leadership, good work environment

    Cons

    Still finding strategic direction, some lack of clarity here


  11. Helpful (3)

    "This place could really be something great..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits to working for Group Commerce are:
    -Great health benefits
    -Great PTO and PTO policy
    -You get to work from home

    Cons

    The downsides of working for Group Commerce are:
    -Very inexperienced regional management
    -Lack of training
    -Fear based management
    -Lack of communication
    -Lack of communication
    -Lack of communication
    -Not intellectually challenging
    -No uniformity across markets
    -No consistency
    -No trust

    Advice to Management

    I want to reiterate, that I really do think that this place could be great, however, this management has got to change. Please bring in someone who can train our managers on how to effectively manage their team members. With the way things are currently, it is incredibly demotivating.


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