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Updated July 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Employee friendly, no dress code, reasonable pay" (in 136 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance - never feel obligated to work past 5pm" (in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, no sense of work/life balance" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Upper management was continuously changing without a clear direction or strategy" (in 68 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "#Team Groupon"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Groupon offers a flexible environment, supportive co-workers, and lots of great amenities that make working at Groupon something to be excited about. There is unlimited PTO, flexible hours, flexible dress code, employee resource groups, employee engagement, open seating plan, and many perks!

    Cons

    The "openness" and "quirky-ness" is not for everyone.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for software developers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly and helpful, the technology is reasonably current, you have a lot of autonomy in choosing technical approaches, the problem spaces are interesting, and the work-life balance is very good.

    Cons

    It doesn't quite have the level of creature comforts that Google, Facebook, etc would offer, but it is very good.

  3. "Great benefits, better environment, best coworkers!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great community that's always looking for the best ways to improve an already very supportive working environment. Wonderful understanding of the importance of a work/life balance. Great benefits including a matching 401(k) and unlimited PTO. Everyone here is very committed to professional development and responsibility expansion. Very committed to D&I.

    Cons

    Still struggling to redefine/find its footing, but it hasn't lost any of its culture.


  4. "Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    This is the best place I have ever worked. Amazing culture and amazing opportunity to grow your career and make good money.
    I have met some of my best friends at work and truly enjoy coming to work every day!

    Cons

    The fast paced environment is not for everyone.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Autonomy & Ownership"

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

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

    Pros

    - Given a ton of autonomy and ownership, space to make mistakes and learn on your own
    - Recognition and feedback are free flowing
    - Great teammates, some of the best people you'd work with in your career
    - A ton of flexibility for those who achieve

    Cons

    - Some people can't hack the pace, and it brings others down
    - Parking situation; some offices get perks for parking, others don't

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees when they provide feedback; We've made major strides in this recently with some new feedback platforms. Don't let this go to waste! And - recognize your folks!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture, great people, unlimited vacation, a lot of extra learning

    Cons

    Disorganized, constant flux. You get in a rhythm right as they change it up again


  7. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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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 culture and work life balance

    Cons

    compensation too low, stock not high

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Place to Grow From"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great Place To Start At

    Cons

    Became very repetitive with ever increasing and impossible goals


  9. "They're ok, just be flexible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and somewhat room to grow

    Cons

    The company refuses to acknowledge what they are to the public....a discount website.

    Advice to Management

    Find new ways to market businesses and let you sales people accept that owners know you're a discount website.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Growth and Opportunity"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual work environment, fast paced, constantly evolving. Empowered teams and leaders, they care about your opinion and your development on their team. Work/life balance is great. Some teams let you work from home occasionally. Fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Weighed down with process. A lot of the day to day is waiting on someone else's action to take place. Stop/go in workflow due to change in direction.

    Advice to Management

    More women in senior leadership positions. Take the time to know what your direct reports and their direct reports day to day challenges are.


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