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Updated November 23, 2017
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  • Compensation may not the biggest perk here, but the culture, the people and the work/life balance make up for this (in 34 reviews)

  • Upper management is not transparent (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Met some great friends while working here, so on a personal level it was great.

    Cons

    No real guidance. Fly by the seat of your pants. Departments are constantly merging & restructuring, so there wasn't much room for merit based promotions or raises because you're basically starting over again every 6 months.


  2. "Groupon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Awesome time off policy for everyone

    Cons

    Lots of change, having to adapt to not knowing what will happen next

    Advice to Management

    Be more open

  3. "Rite of passage"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    young
    fun
    for a while, there were free drinks

    Cons

    not a clear path for growth
    lack of standardizing training/skills
    low pay


  4. "Mixed bag"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Unique design and product challenges
    - Collaborative & entrepreneurial work environment
    - Broad range of commerce challenges (i.e., local, hard goods, travel, coupons, etc)

    Cons

    - Shifting and unclear priorities among product teams
    - Teams are often distributed across multiple cities
    - Attrition and changing org structures create friction


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Talented hardworking people from different culture background to work with

    Cons

    Not really any downside I can remember


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Assoc Buyer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good health benefits
    -reacts quickly to changing retail environment
    -unlimited vacation days (though every manager has their own set of restrictions which isn't fair)

    Cons

    -No minorities in C-Level management
    -Much of the work on the corporate side could be done with a "work from home" option but is not permitted

    Advice to Management

    Make your workforce as dynamic as your customer base. Not just in customer service or entry level positions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "service enhancement specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    great culture, great people, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    poor pay, departments do not communicate well with each other

    Advice to Management

    communicate better

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Groupon sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Career progression, time off policy,

    Cons

    Constant change, lack of organization at times


  9. Helpful (2)

    "BDM"

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

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    work hard play hard enviornment

    Cons

    very demanding enviornment, not employee oriented


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Machine"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Product, people, fun culture at face value.

    Cons

    Changing and unfavorable comp for top performers. Fostered toxic competition. Fostered favoritism for tenured reps relative to new ones. I know this because I was a tenured rep. It was really easy to bulldoze the newbies. Poor Management at pretty much every level, but mainly sales leadership adopted a mentality where they would ask employees to do things that they themselves would otherwise not do.


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