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Groupon Overview

www.groupon.com
Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
2008
Company - Public (GRPN)
Information Technology
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) 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 ... Read more

Mission: The place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2012 (#40)

Company Updates

  • We made the #1 spot, and you bet we put this on our fridge at home.

    The 2015 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago

    Built In Chicago proudly presents the 2015 list of the Top 100 Digital Technology Companies in Chicago. The list, which ranks digital tech employers based on local employee count, includes Chicago companies from a broad spectrum of verticals, growth stages, and zip codes.

  • In Mobile Engineering at Groupon, you're not a cog in the wheel...you're getting your hands dirty working on our top-rated app. Want the chance to show off your work to friends and family? Apply below!

    Hiring in Palo Alto - Senior Android Engineer

    Groupon is disrupting mobile commerce. Our Mobile team connects hundreds of millions of consumers with millions of local merchants and services they love worldwide while generating more than 60% of Groupon's purchases. This is hard work! We are...

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Groupon – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are, How We Work

We provide a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events.

Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward.  We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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We view culture as a composite of our mission and values. A tremendous source of pride for us, our culture is inclusive of the work we do, and how we do it. Embracing change, thinking long-term, and continuously making decisions grounded in customer worship are a few tenets we live by. Surprise is key for us too, and that manifests in numerous areas, though most noticeably in our Editorial voice. We think taking our jobs seriously while not taking ourselves too seriously can be a healthy way to grow as a company.

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Locations
In North America, we have our headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, a burgeoning office in Seattle, and a product development center in Palo Alto, California. Additional locations incude our sales office in Phoenix, Arizona and our tech-based San Francisco location. All locations are accessible by public transportation or private teleportation. Additionally, some teammates work from home offices in many Groupon markets.

Open Positions
Check out our currently available jobs, and if any appear to be a good match, please let us know by applying. We have hiring teams dedicated to each category below so that every application can be reviewed by relevant human eyes. If our team has interest in learning more, they will reach out directly. Thank you for stopping by.

Groupon's Employee Volunteer Program

 

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A new way to discover local causes, rally together, and lend a helping hand

Groupon’s Employee Volunteer Program is how we harness our collective employee power for positive change. Groupon employees regularly volunteer their time, skills and creative insights to help those in need and to help have a measurable impact on growing local economies, promoting distinctive communities and deepening our customers’ attachment to place.  Groupon is uniquely positioned to address a wide range of needs and issues in diverse communities due to the range of skills and talents our diverse staff hold—if there’s a need, we can fill it. 

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  • Disease-curing fountain to cut down on sick days 
  • Life Insurance 
  • AD&D Insurance 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • 401k 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Flexible Hours 
  • Bring your motorcycle to work day 
  • On-site Café 
  • Office Shuttles
  • Space Shuttles
  • Fitness Benefits 
  • Public Transportation Benefits 
  • Paid New Parent Leave Program 
  • Family Leave Benefits
  • Sense of Joy 
  • No dress code
  • Employee Assistance Program

Groupon Reviews

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    "Great culture + mentorship on my team"

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

    Pros

    Leadership and mentorship from the managers and peers on my team
    Great culture - very collaborative and fast paced; you are going to learn a lot; hands on. Enjoy the people you work with.
    My first full-time role as a fresh grad and I have grown so much as a result of the atmosphere and the people I work with. Upward mobility - they push you to grow and challenge yourself.

    Cons

    Compensation may not the biggest perk here, but the culture, the people and the work/life balance make up for this.
    Fast-paced - you have to be eager to learn, get your hands dirty and problem solve at times - it may not be for everyone who wants tons of structure.

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Groupon Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Groupon.

    Interview

    1st it was the phone interview second an in person interview. They will either call you to come in person for the second interview or schedule a skype inter if your unable to attend.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly about walking them through your resume and then getting to know you.   1 Answer
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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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