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Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Unlimited vacation time, fun environment, no dress code, young employees, alcohol at work (in 122 reviews)

  • Relatively well paid given work-life balance (in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation may not the biggest perk here, but the culture, the people and the work/life balance make up for this (in 32 reviews)

  • Upper management is not transparent (in 60 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "Account Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, paid well for high performance and opportunity for uncapped commission

    Cons

    Constantly changing environment from management to commission structure, but if you can adapt, it's a fun place to work

    Advice to Management

    Avoid micro-managing the sales team and keep a consistent mission statement because Groupon could be a lot more of a successful of a company than it's currently.


  3. "Sales Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with great collages and make friends. Can be a fun office. Free LaCroix.

    Cons

    They do not reward loyalty, dedication, and hard work. It goes overlooked often. Career Progression is tough on the Sales Team. Compensation plan and OTE changes often and in turn hard to have a consistent plan.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people, and you could have a really great Culture. Unfortunately that has been lost.


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  5. "Good work life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance is better

    Cons

    Upper management is not transparent


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Built By Groupon"

    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

    Small business owners can be built with Groupon, but as an employee, your career can also be built by Groupon. Starting as a recent grad almost 6 years ago, I have been able to kick start my career by the exposure and opportunities here. Roll up your sleeves, dig in, and have a seat at the table, because Groupon welcome those that challenge the mundane.

    Cons

    You'll need to get creative. If you don't want to push the limit some times, might not be the place for you.


  7. "Business Development Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture!
    Great sales training!
    Managers Care about reps
    Good commission structure
    Great work life balance (no mandatory OT, personal choice)

    Cons

    Leads can be delighted poorly
    Headquarters office doesn't always communicate with Phoenix office
    A lot of meetings...
    Too many reps per a manager, over worked a little
    Hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    They need to promote more people to help the current management team.


  8. "Business Development Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Freedom to plan out your day the way you want to attack it. Company culture.

    Cons

    Low salary, bad management, very high goals, constantly changing, promotion not easily attainable.


  9. "Inbound sales rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, unlimited time off if you give enough notice, no dress code, fun activities, game room (pool, video games, table tennis, etc)

    Cons

    Been here for 3 yrs and I have had my work load increase by at least 5, while still making the same amount. Monthly goals keep changing, in turn causing reps to lose money each month out of our bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    consistency is needed, reps bring in soooo much money to the company but the pay is horrible for the amount of work put in. Money is the main reason I am looking for a new job.


  10. "Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Planner in San Juan, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great people

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth in the company.


  11. "great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, have the opportunity to build something, have a voice at every level, work/life balance, great place to make connections

    Cons

    when you work hard and your stock price doesn't reflect it

    Advice to Management

    take care of your "athletes"


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