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Updated June 24, 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. "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

  3. "Growth and Opportunity"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The people make it great."

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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

    Humble, helpful, and funny co-workers. Challenging work; there are a lot of opportunities to learn if you're motivated to grow.

    Cons

    Things move [very] fast, which might be off-putting to some people who like structure and set career paths. I personally see this as a plus for people who want to make a unique career for themselves. Also another opportunity to learn how to be nimble and adaptive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking employee feedback seriously.


  6. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. And smart engineers in mobile teams!

    Cons

    Not doing as well as we used to


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Groupon easily has the best team I've ever worked with. People are truly friendly and supportive. Senior Management is accessible and far less hierarchical than other places. This doesn't mean they're directionless by any means, just that they value relationships with the staff. Office culture and events continue to improve. Work-life balance is great, and I actually enjoy waking up and going to work. Free food, great office location, transportation benefits, etc.

    Cons

    Still a bit of a start-up environment in some places, though that's improving.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    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, Great People, Good Office/Company Amenities, Flexible PTO

    Cons

    Pay is not the best


  9. "A Lot to Like - Some Not So Much"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot to like about Groupon in my experience. I've met a lot of very talented people, most of which are independent contributors.

    Cons

    Leadership can be immature. There are continuing efforts to improve in this area but the issues are still very visible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing in terms of focusing on the local business.


  10. "Good place to learn a lot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, fun atmosphere, fun work events

    Cons

    not enough support from management, managers not trained enough in learning and development

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in learning and development


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