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Updated January 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "No dress code, live environment" (in 137 reviews)

  • "I love the work/life balance but also enjoy coming to work everyday" (in 113 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, no sense of work/life balance" (in 36 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Overall Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome company culture, great benefits, fun place to work, good people, pretty good room for growth.

    Cons

    Lot of issues that are simply "on the roadmap" to be fixed––likely due to the occasionally poor collaboration between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward and ignore the short-term headwinds. Get "in the weeds" with lower-level reps/employees to get a better, truer understanding of how our processes work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Talent Acquisition"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, autonomy, growth opportunity

    Cons

    Not the best pay and there are some questions on what the future looks like

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. Being more present and engaged!

  3. "Pretty good place to work....but don't get comfortable"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager

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

    Pros

    Diversity
    Everyone knows the company
    Great training

    Cons

    Many merchants have been burned and won't give you the time of day.
    You can expect layoffs multiple times per year


  4. "Create a legacy"

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

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

    Pros

    Groupon has empowered me to own my workload, implement to the best of my ability and create a legacy through the people I hire. I love the team I get the pleasure of working with on a daily basis, I feel valued, and our work from home policy gives me life.

    Cons

    Groupon's leadership sometimes has conflicting messages and isn't the most transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about what is going on!


  5. "Good plce to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people
    Perks
    Social responsibility

    Cons

    Management at times
    Quotas needed to meet


  6. "Confusing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace so you will get lots of experience. No shortage of problem solving and working across departments and geographies.

    Cons

    Lack of strategy throughout the business and departments. Unnecessary competition among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put people first.


  7. "Senior Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great People, good work-life balance, good benefits, unlimited time off.

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy, inefficiencies, not a lot of room for growth.

  8. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Groupon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Time off , Vending machines and the people

    Cons

    Not to many cons .from me


  9. "Great Growth Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    - Managers and leaders go out of his/her way to promote internal employees
    - Awesome company culture
    - Support from leadership and teammates
    - Nice office spaces
    - Guidance from internal teams

    Cons

    - Sometimes we can't bring in new people because of shifts in budgeting
    - Wish we had more opportunities for team activities


  10. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, w/l balance, being able to make an impact, being able to build something

    Cons

    leadership changes , stock price always down which can be disappointing