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Updated March 23, 2017
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  • Unlimited vacation time, fun environment, no dress code, young employees, alcohol at work (in 120 reviews)

  • You have the ability to work from home (in most positions) (in 56 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Great Place for Early Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Groupon Finance offers you a ton of exposure to upper management (e.g. being a part of email chains with the CEO/CFO). There are plenty of chances to prove yourself and there are a lot of smart, young, enthusiastic people to learn from. If you're focused on learning early in your career, this is the place to be. There's a lot of work to go around depending on your role and a lot of it is really good analysis work getting you to think outside the box.

    Cons

    Transparency with everything that is going on around the organization is certainly lacking. People will join the team or get promoted or more and you won't hear about it unless you talk to someone who knows. They're working on improving this but aren't currently close

    Advice to Management

    Make your entire finance organization aware of what's going on in the organization! It doesn't have to be anything too formal but promotions/people leaving/people arriving would be nice to know about


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Really fun with potential to grow within company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fact Checker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Fact Checker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    The People.
    The Fun Office Environment and weird stuff that happens all the time (tutu man and dramatic recreations of shitty movies at the end of company meetings).
    Ping Pong Table.

    Cons

    A lot of folks here now so you can get lost in the masses.
    Cross training in all areas of editorial=doing 4 diff. jobs and getting paid for one.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and utilize your creative, young staff.
    Pay people who do more than one job more than base salary.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Very happy so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation days- enough said. The company has enough faith in its employees to trust them to make their own decisions on how many vacation days they should be allowed.

    Eccentric and fun environment- There's not telling what the next day in the office will bring. The growth of the company has been incredible since I have started. There are always amazing new ideas connected to a fun quirky sense of humor that are out there but brilliant. The atmosphere is very fun young and vibrant.

    Great place to work and I would recommend this company to anyone.

    Cons

    As previously stated, not a lot of structure

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to maintain the laid back quirky culture that its employees love. Regardless of what the future may bring for this company in terms of the constant expansion I hope that doesn't change anytime soon


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work with a Wonderful Atmosphere and Fun People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is very fast paced and the people around make the work day go quickly.
    The pay is definitely competitive
    There is no specific dress code, able to wear what you are comfortable in
    Get to feel like you are part of something bigger like a whole movement
    Given enough responsibility to feel like you are an important part of the machine
    The unlimited paid time off! (Don't abuse it, don't lose it)
    My boss completely understands that we all have lives outside of work and respects that
    Benefits package is pretty awesome

    Cons

    Because we are growing so rapidly, there can be confusion sometimes
    Not always sure where the day will take you but that is also one of the best things..

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are always keeping your employees in 'the know'


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Atmosphere, Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best work atmosphere you'll find today, solid pay, great chance to work with a top company in it's respective industry

    Cons

    Highly competitive which isn't necessarily a bad thing but can lead to high levels of stress and frustration thus effecting job performance


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Thrilling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, adaptable, and a great example of what the "new corporate" should and I think eventually will be. Gone are the egos of the Corporation, and present is everyone's commitment to being part of something bigger than themselves.

    Cons

    Overwhelming pace, no 401K company match.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "It's a whirlwind, but what a ride!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - sales folk can make a LOT of money with hard work
    - even if you start out on a tiny market, talented people move up quickly
    - the people are amazing...genuine, kind and funny
    - strong sense of camaraderie and pride in the product
    - crazy stuff happens in the office (elaborate company-wide pranks, etc.)
    - no set PTO policy means you can take as much vacation as you need/want as long as you keep your stuff together

    Cons

    - tremendous amount of pressure on salespeople
    - your attention is pulled in umpteen directions by various initiatives
    - long hours (not required, but hard to avoid as a function of how much you have to do and the nature of the product)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it inclusive! Newer employees find it hard to break into the "inner circle." While nicknames and inside jokes are fun, care should be taken by managers to not favor their friends.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Agile with fast iterations. Extremely attentive management, great atmosphere and fun coworkers. Developers are respected and given everything they need to succeed.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, which can create lots of distractions at times. Current growth is outpacing hiring, although the company is working on fixing that

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Everyone I know is 100% behind the company and the management. Don't ever let us get "corporate"


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic people who are really smart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people who work hard.

    Cons

    Hours can be really long.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have high expectations.


  11. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New
    Growing
    Busy workplace with exciting things going on around the company. I have met a lot of skilled people and there is a lot of smart thinking that goes with sales and marketing.

    Cons

    Sometimes, I feel a bit like my department is shut off from the rest of the company. Information is sometimes hard to get about the company's performance.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management is great. For such a young company and young leadership, they really have a good head on their shoulders.



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