Groupon Reviews

Updated May 26, 2022

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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people and very international(in 328 reviews)
  • "Great Culture and as long as you perform well you can pretty much be your own boss and do anything you want.(in 202 reviews)
  • "Work / Life balance is good(in 133 reviews)
  • "Good benefits offered to staff(in 94 reviews)
  • "unlimited PTO that you felt you could actually use(in 75 reviews)
Cons
  • "Bad management very lazy is their approach(in 242 reviews)
  • "Pay is low unless you're one of the chosen high ups and politics has everything to do with being chosen.(in 110 reviews)
  • "I have had 4 different managers and 3 different DSMs in 8months so nothing and no one is consistent.(in 101 reviews)
  • "Salary is LOW so if you have poor lead quality then you're sunk in the income department.(in 66 reviews)
  • "Senior Leadership and Technology is poor(in 62 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years
    Featured Review

    Great company culture with lots of opportunity to learn

    Feb 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Non-hierarchical and supporting culture that moves at a fast pace, allowing for plenty of growth and learning opportunities. Plenty of flexibility and a strong diverse & inclusive culture across International.

    Cons

    Groupon is an ever-changing environment, we are always working on our next iteration. If you don't like change, then this won't be the place for you - but if you do, you'll see it as a big positive.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    They know sales

    Jan 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They have a great training program

    Cons

    Growth plateaus were an issue that caused them to lose great talent

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    May 23, 2022 - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great culture of engineering, very smart people

    Cons

    Bottom line drives a lot of business priorities

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome!

    May 17, 2022 - Senior Accountant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Loved the culture and people who worked there!

    Cons

    Not very transparent from upper management.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Spot

    May 10, 2022 - Editorial Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team, lovely workspace, perks are amazing

    Cons

    High expectations, lots of work, was let go when covid hit so job security may be hard to define

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Unclear product strategy, too focused on short-term projects

    May 18, 2022 - Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You'll learn a lot of full-stack data engineering skills, if that's what you're looking for.

    Cons

    The job isn't really "data science" according to the definition commonly accepted in the industry. The team doesn't do much modeling or machine learning. Rather, most of the day-to-day work concerns pipeline maintenance and data engineering. Also, the product owner doesn't always have a clear vision on strategic priorities or what the team should do next. Work is often handed to us in a piecemeal way, which leads to short-term focus and instability. Career growth is limited because the job isn't really differentiated between junior vs senior-level Data Scientists. So, even if you're promoted, you won't necessarily get increasing responsibility.

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    Groupon Response

    Thanks for taking the time to leave this thoughtful review about your time at Groupon. One of our values is "Ownership and Performance," which we think complements your experience. We want Grouponers to have the ability to take chances and learn by having a breadth of opportunities that may not be available somewhere else. That said, it's a delicate balance to strike between "autonomy" and "ambiguity," and we recognize there's always room for refinement there. This feedback is just as important to us internally, so we hope you had the chance to share these observations with your manager, leadership team, or in our anonymous pulse surveys. Thank you for the dedicated years you spent with Groupon, and we wish you the best of luck in your next adventure.

  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    May 5, 2022 - Business Development Representative (BDR) 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice people and great salary

    Cons

    No cons. Really enjoyed working there

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Cold calling

    Apr 26, 2022 - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
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