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Groupon Account Executive Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Compensation may not the biggest perk here, but the culture, the people and the work/life balance make up for this (in 35 reviews)

  • Upper management is not transparent (in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Machine"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product, people, fun culture at face value.

    Cons

    Changing and unfavorable comp for top performers. Fostered toxic competition. Fostered favoritism for tenured reps relative to new ones. I know this because I was a tenured rep. It was really easy to bulldoze the newbies. Poor Management at pretty much every level, but mainly sales leadership adopted a mentality where they would ask employees to do things that they themselves would otherwise not do.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good money and fun environment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm in sales, so when I'm making money I'm happy. I love my friends at work and the casual environment that we have. The vacation policy is pretty nice and I am able to take more trips than most of my friends at other companies. Healthcare benefits are solid.

    Cons

    401K is not matched. Not a ton of room for growth in sales. Hours can be very strict - as in you have to be in at this time and can't leave before this time. It would be nice to work somewhere where if I get there early, I can leave early.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with your tenured, well performing sales reps. Too much structure for sales people will have them looking for another job very quickly.

    Groupon Response

    Jul 19, 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us! It makes us happy to read that you’re enjoying both the people and environment here; those two things are what we’re most proud of as an... More

  3. "fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    young culture, team-oriented, can be good money

    Cons

    impossible sales goals, constant change, no opportunity for growth


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Entry into Digital eCommerce"

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    Former Employee - Travel Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Travel Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Opportunity to learn best practices in sales and digital marketing

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement into sectors of the business
    Great deals for the customer but a lack of protecting the merchants


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Groupon has NO employee loyalty but okay for short-term gig."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Managers and Supervisors in individual departments/ on specific teams are great and care about you as an employee.

    You actually do get unlimited time off, but you can not actually take that much time off if you want to meet your goals/ expectations.

    Youthful atmosphere.

    Good for a short-time gig only

    Cons

    They company as a whole DOES NOT have loyalty to their employees. Simply lookup Groupon Layoffs over the past few years and you will see the extent of job insecurity at this company. They continuously hire new employees and then abruptly layoff hundreds of people.

    Not much room for advancement or growth.

    They work you hard, expect to work overtime weekly to meet goals/expectations.

    Received very minimal training.

    Advice to Management

    Management on division/ team level is great. But do not have much control over higher decisions in the end.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture.Work life balance is great and if you are a performer, the unlimited time off vacation policy is amazing. Able to grow and make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Change often. The company still has a start-up feel and has other start-up going on inside of the start up. On target earning could change multiple times in a year and not always up

    Advice to Management

    Groupon is a like a room with a lot of smart people in it, but just because you have been in the room longer doesn't make you any smarter than someone who hasn't. Needs more non-entry level positions available.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work, Awesome people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    awesome work environment
    very friendly people
    great location
    Casual dress code
    Kitchen goodies

    Cons

    Since I was an outside rep I didn't get to reap the awesome goodies as much as I would of like to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting reps that KRUSH it!

  8. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've met some pretty awesome people here.

    Cons

    Earning potential and not too many upper level positions available.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk so much about how hard the up coming month(s) are going to be. Focus more on continued education and engaging employees in proactive tasks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on who you are"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Made some good friends, great bonuses

    Cons

    Bonuses were suddenly halved. They fired people who had one bad month

    Advice to Management

    This may have been done, but don't hire so many "artists" for sales


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation, casual dress code and amazing office right downtown in the Loop. Super trendy office space with free coffee.

    Cons

    Poor management, unreachable sales goals and quick to fire. No one helps you grow to reach your goals. Management is a joke.