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Groupon Overview

Chicago, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Public (GRPN)
Internet
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce, offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be the daily habit in local commerce.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2012 (#40)

Company Updates

  • We're proud to spend another year on Built In Chicago's Top 100 Tech Companies list!

    Meet Chicago's Top 100 tech companies: Employee count up 15 percent in 2017

    Chicago's 100 biggest digital tech companies alone employ nearly 48,000 people, up from 41,000 in 2016.

  • Empowering Latinx leaders in Chicago with ALPFA - Groupon People

    Our speed networking event in partnership with ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) brought in almost 90 diverse professionals from the Chicagoland area. The event was aligned with Groupon's corporate goals of building community with professionals across the city, fostering an environment that welcomes respect, integrity, and inclusion while encouraging everyone in attendance to continue to build themselves professionally.

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Groupon – Why Work For Us?


Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings, and more with Groupon Goods. Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain, and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com. To download Groupon's five-star mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.

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Our Values

COMMUNITY | Build great neighborhoods.

We believe in great communities. Specifically, we believe that successful local businesses are the backbone of vibrant spaces. What makes your neighborhood great? It’s the combination of interesting and thriving businesses coupled with people who visit frequently. We are the thing that connects them, and we can make things better for both -- building amazing communities in the process through our economic impact. Coupled with our volunteer efforts and social responsibility focus, there are numerous ways we can all make a greater difference.

OWNERSHIP & PERFORMANCE | Act like its your business.

We work with thousands of small business owners, and they take hard looks at every decision they make because each can mean success or failure for their business. To succeed, they have to get creative. They run lean. They get the absolute most from their teams. And, they plan for the long term. We want everyone at Groupon to take that same approach.

INSPIRATION | Make life less boring.

We think life should be fun. For our customers that means showing them the amazing things they can experience right outside their doors and virtually anywhere they go. For merchants, it means helping make their businesses successful and their lives easier. For employees, it means building a great place to work. All of this is steeped in our sense of humor, our commitment to excitement and cats. Lots of cats.

RESPECT, INTEGRITY & INCLUSION | Solve problems the right way, together.

We don’t just want to win, we want to win the right way. We’ll celebrate difference and the ways it can change how we work and lead to bigger wins. We’ll work across the company and realizing that success isn’t a zero-sum game. We’ll invite diverse perspectives and making sure we take on challenges in an honest, open and respectful manner.

CUSTOMERS | Begin and end with the customer.

Customers are why we’re here. They drive our business. When customers view us as a daily habit -- as something indispensable -- it will mean we’re solving fundamental challenges and delivering amazing value. Whether it’s consumers or the merchants we connect them with, everything we do should begin and end with the customer, and we will be willing to do the hard work for long-term customer happiness.

Inclusion & Diversity

Groupon is committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse talent pool to continue driving business results across engineering and the company at large. Our commitment to diversity spreads across the board. Diversity in people, perspectives, and tools creates an environment of innovation, development, and support that fuels our ability to best serve our customers.

Our Employee Resource Groups

Involvement, professional development, and personal growth are among the many benefits our employee resource groups afford us.
 



University Students

We're a better company thanks to the talent that comes to us from numerous halls of knowledge. Whether full-time staff or intern, master's or bachelor's, students and grads join our ranks throughout the year to drive the evolution of local commerce and experience a new degree of success.
 
 

Tech

Just as Groupon operates on a global scale at the local level, our technical staff matches global scale with small-team agility. Product managers, designers, and engineers metaphorically sit at the intersection of mobile and local while physically sitting alongside mentors and leaders who continue to build. Code ships early and often, creative is quickly seen by millions, and the Groupon experience continues to evolve due to our collective efforts. 

Design

Working from five offices around the world, the Design Union consists of 50 product and visual designers with multidisciplinary skills. Our designers build engaging, delightful user experiences through a deep understanding of our customers, both consumers and merchants. By collaborating with Product, Engineering, and Marketing organizations, the Design Union strategizes and executes on Groupon's product vision. 

Sales

The 1:1 interactions we have with our merchant partners fuel our success as well as our pride. Building a company that has industry-defining technology and a world-class sales and account management component enables us to provide boundless opportunities to local commerce, and in turn provide long-term career paths for people. Our sales organization allows for career development and exposure to areas of account management, market strategy, and team leadership as well as channel and industry-specific experience as we expand our impact.

Groupon Reviews

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

    Pros

    Groupon has an incredible, engaging, & lively group of employees. Each employee brings their own unique self to work and it creates a fun environment. It is nice to come to work and know you're appreciated for who you are.

    Cons

    Career Progression is amazing at Groupon but works best for employees who raise their hand and inquire about it; Career Progression is not streamlined for all but is there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize your employees.

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Groupon Photos

Groupon photo of: Executive leadership volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House
Groupon photo of: 2017 Chicago intern mixer
Groupon photo of: Groupon's Dublin team marching in the Dublin Pride Parade
Groupon photo of: Groupon en Espanol members pose for a photo during our Chicago Open House event
Groupon photo of: Palo Alto teammates taking time away from work to pack lunches at a volunteer outing
Groupon photo of: Chicago Engineers participating in a photo shoot
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Groupon Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Groupon.

    Interview

    One of the best experiences I could have asked for in an interview. First, I had a short call with a recruiter who gave me an overview of the position, company, and what I could expect from the process. The follow-up interview was with a senior data scientist and focused on machine learning theory as well as a technical discussion on previous work experience. The call ended with the interviewer mentioning that I had a great background and a solid technical foundation, but not enough experience for this specific position. They also pointed out potential areas I could improve on going forward. I can't overstate how incredibly refreshing it was to speak to an interviewer so honest and straightforward. I may have not gotten the position at Groupon, but I do believe it to be a significant reflection on their workplace culture when their employees go out of their way to display such authenticity to potential candidates.

    Interview Questions

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Groupon Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work fro LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016, 2016
  • Mobile Commerce Award - Winner, Internet Retailer, 2015
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2015
  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, Built in Chicago, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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