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Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Unlimited vacation time, fun environment, no dress code, young employees, alcohol at work (in 119 reviews)

  • You have the ability to work from home (in most positions) (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Innovating toward banality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    They really want to keep people who are valuable. If you have the patience, its possible to transfer between departments to find the best fit.

    Cons

    Low pay. Few advancement opportunities. Lackluster industry

    Advice to Management

    You are doing your best.


  2. "They only care about the numbers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, salary plus commission, laid back environment, great location.

    Cons

    You will be fired for not hitting your numbers IN TRAINING. There are no assessments to help you if you are falling behind, you will be terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your corrupt system


  3. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    The enviornment is great. Fun office, lots of perks.

    Cons

    Could use more transparency for promotions.


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  5. "Business Development"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture.Work life balance is great and if you are a performer, the unlimited time off vacation policy is amazing. Able to grow and make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Change often. The company still has a start-up feel and has other start-up going on inside of the start up. On target earning could change multiple times in a year and not always up

    Advice to Management

    Groupon is a like a room with a lot of smart people in it, but just because you have been in the room longer doesn't make you any smarter than someone who hasn't. Needs more non-entry level positions available.


  6. "Good Place to Start Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun environment, good people, Great place to start career.

    Cons

    good place to start career, but lack of opportunity means leaving after a couple years is best. Low base salary.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    -Relatively easy to take on more responsibility due to not having enough people and having so much work to do
    -Relatively well paid given work-life balance

    Cons

    -Lots of turnover (which leads to more opportunity, but is also hard on morale), especially with more talented members

    Advice to Management

    Balance short-term focus on quarterly earnings with long-term vision


  8. "Current Sales Role"

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

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

    Pros

    Goals and incentives change but all have been for the better. Money is there if you focus on quality.

    Cons

    Turnover is high due to the fact that leoe think they can do cold call sales.


  9. "Director Level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    people, opportunities, snacks, vacation policy

    Cons

    frequent leadership changes, lack of transparency, haphazard mission changes

    Advice to Management

    recognize that people are, and forever will be, your most important piece of the puzzle


  10. "Great Place to work, Awesome people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    awesome work environment
    very friendly people
    great location
    Casual dress code
    Kitchen goodies

    Cons

    Since I was an outside rep I didn't get to reap the awesome goodies as much as I would of like to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting reps that KRUSH it!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Very good and smart people, free coffee, snacks and lunch, flexible work hours, some remote work

    Cons

    Management doesn't appreciate employee effort

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff



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