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Updated November 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Employee friendly, no dress code, reasonable pay" (in 136 reviews)

  • "I love the work/life balance but also enjoy coming to work everyday" (in 109 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

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    "Overall Good Company To Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Streamlined salary throughout the company matching with market rates.
    Health Care inc. Dental & Eye care.
    Friendly Office work space & People.

    Cons

    Due to expansion, high number of department moves.


  2. "Summer Internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Importance of the work done by the interns.
    2. Good teamwork.
    3. Great work-life balance.
    4. Great pay.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons while working.

  3. "Great growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Operations Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director, Operations Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Inclusive, fun, growth, ownership, people

    Cons

    Long term ambitions hampered by short term focus


  4. "Great People, Great Mission, Great Career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional development is unparalleled.
    People here are amazing.
    Culture of volunteering and learning are top notch.

    Cons

    Focus shifts a ton so you need to be able to cope with change!

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your strongest asset. Continue to treat them like it!


  5. "Impact + Flexibility"

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

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

    Pros

    True ownership of big things lives here. Flexibility can be found in comfy clothes, work life balance, trust in managing your own calendar, and the ability to work from home at times as well.

    Cons

    Lack of often times thoughtful and authentic communication from the highest ranks.


  6. "Senior (Engineering)"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Good people , great culture, visibility, Opportunities to grow and grow fast, work life balance

    Cons

    Focus shifts and need very adaptable, quick learners - If you are not career oriented, and not up for challenges, quality of people may stress you as you will be left behind.


  7. "Anager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Good people are in there

    Cons

    Yelling at me because I’m slow

  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible PTO.

    Cons

    The teams are in their own silos and not collaborative.


  9. "Software Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * open-source contributions
    * platform team
    * lots of opportunities

    Cons

    * the team is pretty small


  10. "Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Management, Learn the meat of business, Good training, Earn more then the hourly wage through Bonuses.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, Not enough Admin time, can get screamed at by merchants.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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