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Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Unlimited vacation time, fun environment, no dress code, young employees, alcohol at work (in 120 reviews)

  • You have the ability to work from home (in most positions) (in 56 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Great Place for Early Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Groupon Finance offers you a ton of exposure to upper management (e.g. being a part of email chains with the CEO/CFO). There are plenty of chances to prove yourself and there are a lot of smart, young, enthusiastic people to learn from. If you're focused on learning early in your career, this is the place to be. There's a lot of work to go around depending on your role and a lot of it is really good analysis work getting you to think outside the box.

    Cons

    Transparency with everything that is going on around the organization is certainly lacking. People will join the team or get promoted or more and you won't hear about it unless you talk to someone who knows. They're working on improving this but aren't currently close

    Advice to Management

    Make your entire finance organization aware of what's going on in the organization! It doesn't have to be anything too formal but promotions/people leaving/people arriving would be nice to know about


  2. "Groupon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of friendly and talented people. I worked in technology for the NYC offices. They are closed now.

    Cons

    Presently they are restructuring. Seems like they are headed in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the company's manifesto. I hope you guys continue to do well.


  3. "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, management, company potential

    Cons

    continue to increase accountability within the organization

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus - with attention on a few big things


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  5. "Heading in the right direction"

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

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and culture, the company is definitely heading in the right direction and you have a lot of flexility and autonomy on the projects you work on.

    Cons

    401K match would be nice

    Advice to Management

    Keep continuing in the right direction.


  6. "Production Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operations Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Production Operations Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed env. Unlimited PTO. Allowed remote work. Easy to switch teams internally

    Cons

    Little opportunities to climb hierarchy. Free fall stock. Compensation based on past experience not current impact.


  7. "Great work/life balance"

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

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are supportive and understanding of real life stuff, while collaborative and fun in the office.

    Cons

    Things change quickly. But having to adapt is incredible experience


  8. "Great culture + mentorship on my team"

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

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

    Pros

    Leadership and mentorship from the managers and peers on my team
    Great culture - very collaborative and fast paced; you are going to learn a lot; hands on. Enjoy the people you work with.
    My first full-time role as a fresh grad and I have grown so much as a result of the atmosphere and the people I work with. Upward mobility - they push you to grow and challenge yourself.

    Cons

    Compensation may not the biggest perk here, but the culture, the people and the work/life balance make up for this.
    Fast-paced - you have to be eager to learn, get your hands dirty and problem solve at times - it may not be for everyone who wants tons of structure.


  9. "Sr. software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and unlimited vacation. Lots of low hanging fruit projects.

    Cons

    Lots of chaos inside engineering org.


  10. "Unfortunate Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee culture, Unlimited vacation, benefits, a decent amount of autonomy - depending on the department.

    Cons

    Constant changes and churn due to mismanaged/mishandled expectations from Leadership, limited growth opportunities, internal transfers are few and far between - and on the off chance they happen, they grossly underpay you for the new role.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic expectations for growth.


  11. "City manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Young, daring and innovative company

    Cons

    Immature, still needs to learn some



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