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Updated November 18, 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 34 reviews)

  • Upper management is not transparent (in 65 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Work hard, play hard"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits. Solid training program. Large upside provided you're willing to put in the work and go the extra mile. Fun culture that moves fast providing employees with a wide range of small-medium business acumen from a variety of sources.

    Cons

    Company is working to discover its next step and identity after massive growth early on. As a result, some of the core values and goals are not always aligned with day-to-day objectives. Poor interdepartmental communication can be frustrating at times yet this is likely the case in some degree at most companies. No matching 401k.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people. Significant passion remains in your reps yet fades when many of them start to feel more like a number


  2. "Upward trajectory"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great people, environment, meaningful work. The company is on the right track and I expect it to continue to deliver results. The organization is large enough to have some structure but small enough where you can actually make a huge impact. It's a great place for those that can navigate easily through ambiguity but have the passion to make a difference and make things better.

    Cons

    There are some people who have been with the company for a while and have this mentality of operating as if we were a start-up (ie. scrappy, at times mediocre). Scrappy can be good at times but mediocre can have negative business consequences.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to graduate the company/organization from a scrappy start-up mentality to a world-class public company without killing the quirkiness, humor and creativity/innovation. I think we can do it!

  3. "Entry Level"

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    Former Employee - Entry Level in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Entry Level in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Keeps you engaged all the time ,every day will be a new learning and also will help you move ahead in life

    Cons

    Nothing as far as working is concerned, like I said if there are pros come will be there but can't think of anything at the moment

    Advice to Management

    I would be great to be a part of the company


  4. "Sr. Technical Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Speed to market, Friendly culture, Less red tapes

    Cons

    Lack of vision, DEV has very little ownership on the work they do, rely on PM to spoon feed.

    Advice to Management

    Create an inspiring vision, maintain the high bar for hiring, focus on a few things that matters, start innovation, stop migration.


  5. "Great Growth Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Divisional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Divisional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, sense of building for the future. Ability to build a career and develop professionally.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, requires you to change and pivot constantly. Resources are there but getting teams to work together can be challenging as initiatives are different. Doesn't match 401K.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on transparency. Things are improving and heading in the right direction.


  6. "Account Representative"

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture, great co-workers, semi-flexible schedule, vacation time off

    Cons

    Micromanaged, opportunity is smaller than it used to be


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of fun problems to solve

    Cons

    Distribtuted locations makes it challenging

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on the customer and the merchant

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Groupon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Inhouse IAC derailed staying relevant

    Advice to Management

    Use opensource to invest in infrastructure


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice way to start your career."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited time off. Fun working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very difficult to achieve a high level of financial success. Only a select group of people were successful, others were at the bottom of the todem pole.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software QA Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at, work/life balance is great, career growth opportunities are great, company work culture is great

    Cons

    All the great people who were at Groupon are slowly leaving to other great companies such as Google, Facebook, etc, need to retain these great folks.


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